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Four former Eagles aim to bring home a Super Bowl ring

Bass, Breida, McKinnon and Johnson III are heading to Super Bowl LVII
Four Georgia Southern Eagles are heading to the 57th Super Bowl with their respective teams. Credit: GS

After 18 weeks of play, the 2022 NFL regular season came to a close on Sunday and teams are now gearing up for Super Bowl LVII.

This season saw six former Eagle players taking the field with their respective teams and one working on the practice squad.

Four Eagles will now be looking for a Super Bowl ring when the journey begins next week. Tyler Bass (Buffalo), Matt Breida (New York Giants), Raymond Johnson III (Cincinnati practice squad) and Jerick McKinnon (Kansas City) all made the postseason.

Here's a look at the final stats for all seven players:

Darrell Baker Jr., DB, Indianapolis (4-12-1)
2022 wrap-up: Two games played (first career NFL games); fumble recovery … was on practice squad until week 17. Up next: season complete.

Tyler Bass, PK, Buffalo Bills (13-3)
2022 wrap-up: 16 games played; 27-31 on FGs, long of 56; 48-50 on PATs; 129 points. Up next: AFC Playoffs - #2 seed vs. #7 seed Miami (Saturday, 1 p.m. on CBS).

Matt Breida, RB, New York Giants (9-7-1)
2022 wrap-up: 17 games played, one start; 54 rushes, 220 yards, one TD; 20 receptions, 118 yards. Up next: NFC playoffs - #6 seed at #3 seed Minnesota (Saturday, 4:30 p.m. on FOX).

Raymond Johnson III, DL, Cincinnati Bengals (12-4)
2022 wrap-up: practice squad. Up next: AFC Playoffs - #3 seed vs. #6 seed Baltimore (Saturday, 8:15 p.m. on NBC).

Younghoe Koo, PK, Atlanta (7-10)
2022 wrap-up: 17 games played; 32-37 on FGs, long of 54; 33-35 on PATs; 129 points. Up next: season complete.

Jerick McKinnon, RB, Kansas City (14-3)
2022 wrap-up: 17 games played; 72 rushes, 291 yards, one TD; 56 receptions, 512 yards, nine TD; 62 points.

McKinnon became the first running back in the Super Bowl era (since 1970) to record a touchdown reception in five consecutive games and extended that record to six games on Jan. 7.

McKinnon also extended a franchise record as his nine receiving touchdowns are two more than any Chiefs running back has recorded in a single season in franchise history. Up next: AFC Playoffs - #1 seed vs. #4 seed Jacksonville/#5 seed Los Angles Chargers (Jan. 21 an 22).

Kindle Vildor, CB, Chicago (3-14)
2022 wrap-up: 11 games played (nine starts); 67 tackles (two TFL), one INT, five PBU. Up next: season complete.

Super Bowl LVII, the 57th Super Bowl, is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 12 at Arizona's State Farm Stadium.

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