Florida Football: Which former Gators are playing in the Super Bowl?

Five former Gators are members of the Chiefs
Dec 25, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs punter Tommy Townsend (5) punts the
Dec 25, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs punter Tommy Townsend (5) punts the / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Today is the The Big Game and for the 22nd season in a row, a former member of Florida Football will be represented in the Super Bowl this evening.

And if Gator Nation is in need of a rooting interest, they will need to don some Kansas City Chiefs gear as there are five former Gators on the Chiefs and none on the San Francisco 49ers.

Florida Football: Super Duper

Tommy Townsend

The one Gator almost guaranteed to see playing time tonight, the former Gator punter has been a staple of the Chiefs.

Townsend was with the Chiefs last season when they won the Super Bowl and had two punts in that game.

In 2023, Townsend was 17th in yards per punt and 15th in net yards. He has a long this season of 68 yards.

Kadarius Toney

Everybody's favorite punching bag this season, Toney played a huge role last year in the Super Bowl when he had a 65 yards punt return and had one catch for a touchdown.

Toney has struggled with drops and injuries this season and it is questionable whether he will even suit up for the Chiefs today.

Jawaan Taylor

The offensive tackle will be making his first Super Bowl appearance after coming over from the Jaguars in the off season.

He has been a starter all season long for the Chiefs, taking 1,285 snaps. He has allowed five sacks and 54 pressures on the season.

La'Mical Perine

The former Gator running back has spent most of the season on the practice squad for the Chiefs, but did get extended action against the Chargers on 1/7.

Perine has not played in either playoff game for the Chiefs.

Trey Dean

After getting cut by the Jets during training camp, Trey Dean has been able to stick with the practice squad for the Chiefs all season, but he has yet to appear in a game.