‘Magic Mahomes’ leads Kansas City Chiefs to first Super Bowl win in 50 years

MIAMI — With the Kansas City Chiefs trailing the San Francisco 49ers by double digits in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LIV, Patrick Mahomes was tasked to with a daunting mission. No starting quarterback in league history had ever…

Former Good Counsel teammates live out Super Bowl dream with Kansas City

MIAMI — Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Kendall Fuller and linebacker Dorian O’Daniel dreamed of playing in the NFL when they were teammates at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, Md. In their wildest dreams, perhaps they imagined…

Defense dominates as Patriots top Rams, 13-3, in Super Bowl LIII

The New England Patriots captured their sixth championship in the past 17 years with a 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta Feb. 3.

Rams LB Micah Kiser’s football IQ dates back to time at Gilman

Long before Micah Kiser and the Rams earned a trip to Super Bowl LIII, his advanced grasp of the mental side of the game was on display at Gilman School in Baltimore.

Patriots’ rookie JC Jackson, undrafted out of Maryland, now a starter

ATLANTA — About a week into New England Patriots training camp last summer, 10th-year pro Jason McCourty had a question for rookie cornerback JC Jackson. “How did you not get drafted?” It was a mystery Jackson had likely given plenty…

Former Good Counsel standout Blake Countess is ‘Swiss Army knife’ of Rams’ special teams

Blake Countess hit some bumps in the road after a standout career at Good Counsel High School, but he’s found a home on the Rams’ vaunted special teams units and is an unsung hero of the team’s run to Super Bowl LIII.

Maryland native Hollins took complex route to NFL

BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota — As a senior playing for the Wootton High School football team in Rockville, Maryland, wide receiver Mack Hollins dressed in a suit and tie and carried a briefcase around school everyday. All of his friends questioned his…

Patriots’ Belichick has maintained his lacrosse roots

Editor’s note: This special Super Bowl coverage from Minnesota is a collaboration between Capital News Service and the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism. BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota – The Johns Hopkins…

Before the Eagles, speedy Ronald Darby dominated in Maryland

Darby’s speed, which carried him to Florida State University and the NFL, was the main reason he stood out at the Oxon Hill, Maryland school.

Maryland alum Smith playing in his second Super Bowl

Editor’s note: This special Super Bowl coverage from Minnesota is a collaboration between Capital News Service and the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism. BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota — When playing with…

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