Super Bowl LIII will be full of ties to the Arkansas Razorbacks as Trey Flowers, Deatrich Wise, Bret Bielema, Cody Hollister and Dan Skipper will represent the New England Patriots and Brandon Allen the Los Angeles Rams.
Flowers and the Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs in overtime on Sunday night 37-31. The Pats will take on the Rams who beat the New Orleans Saints 26-23 in overtime earlier on Sunday.
This will be the third straight Super Bowl trip for Flowers, the second for Wise and Hollister (on injured reserve) and first for Bielema, a consultant for the Patriots after being fired at Arkansas following the 2017 season. Skipper was recently signed to the New England practice squad.
Allen will be making his first trip to the Super Bowl as a third string quarterback, serving as a practice squad player for the Rams.
Flowers has seen success in the two previous Super Bowls. In Super Bowl LI the Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28. Flowers lead New England in tackles with six and sacks with two and a half in the win. In Super Bowl LII the Patriots lost to the Philadelphia Eagles 41-33. Flowers picked up five tackles, a tackle for loss and two quarterback hits in the loss.