Hutchinson CC Sports Information
Two former Hutchinson Community College football players are still alive to win a Super Bowl championship.
First on Sunday, Gerald Everett and the Los Angeles Rams defeated the New Orleans Saints, and former Blue Dragon Alvin Kamara, 26-23 in overtime to win the NFC Championship.
Then Sunday night, Cordarrelle Patterson and the New England Patriots needed overtime to defeat the Kansas Chiefs 37-31.
This is the second time in three years the Blue Dragons have had a player in the Super Bowl. Two years ago, Devondre Campbell went to the Super Bowl with the Atlanta Falcons.
Everett had two receptions for 50 yards on Sunday.
Everett made one big play in the fourth quarter, catching a 39-yard pass from Jared Goff on third-and-3 to the Saints' 45. That led to a game-tying field goal that knotted the score at 20.
Kamara caught 11 passes for 96 yards and rushed eight times for 15 yards on Sunday. Kamara also returned four kickoffs for 119 yards.
Against Kansas City, Patterson caught two passes for 18 yards, but had an effect on the game with his specialty, kickoff returns.
After the Chiefs took a 28-24 lead in the fourth quarter, Patterson returned a kickoff 38 yards to the Patriots' 35. That return set up a six-play, 65-yard scoring drive that gave New England a 31-28 lead with 39 seconds left in the game.
Patterson had four kickoff returns for 80 yards.
Now Everett and the Rams will square off against Patterson and the Patriots at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 2 in Atlanta.