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Super Bowl Heroes

Houston is no stranger to the Super Bowl. Despite never having a team from Houston play in the big game the history of the Super Bowl can’t be written without highlighting the contributions of our hometown. There are 118 players who grew up in Houston and Southeast Texas that have gone on to play in the Super Bowl, with at least one player from the area competing in 48 of the last 50 Super Bowls.

Some Houstonians have played in as many as four Super Bowls (Larry Izzo, Ted Johnson, Thurman Thomas) and have won as many as three Super Bowl rings (Cliff Branch, Larry Izzo, Tim McKyer, Ted Johnson). Five of our native sons on this list (Darrell Green, Mike Singletary, Michael Strahan, Emmitt Thomas, Thurman Thomas) have gone on to become members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Below, you will see and read about Houston’s rich Super Bowl history, Houston’s contributions to the game and how these men came from our neighborhoods to reach the biggest stage in sports. We encourage everyone to take a moment to reflect on the impact Houston and the surrounding area has had on the Super Bowl through the years.


Sam Adams

Sam Adams

Position: DL High School: Cy Creek Team: BAL, OAK Superbowl(s): XXXV, XXXVII
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the Oakland Raiders
Joseph Addai

Joseph Addai

Position: RB High School: Sharpstown Team: IND Superbowl(s): XLI, XLIV
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts
Allen Aldridge

Allen Aldridge

Position: LB High School: Willowridge Team: DEN Superbowl(s): XXXII
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the Denver Broncos
Charles Alexander

Charles Alexander

Position: RB High School: Galveston Ball Team: CIN Superbowl(s): XVI
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the Cincinnati Bengals
Eric Alexander

Eric Alexander

Position: LB High School: Port Arthur Austin Team: NE Superbowl(s): XLIII
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the New England Patriots/David Silverman
Danny Amendola

Danny Amendola

Position: WR High School: The Woodlands Team: NE Superbowl(s): XLIX
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the New England Patriots/Keith Nordstrom
Jordan Babineaux

Jordan Babineaux

Position: DB High School: Port Arthur Lincoln Team: SEA Superbowl(s): XL
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the Seattle Seahawks
John Baker

John Baker

Position: P High School: Brenham Team: STL Superbowl(s): XXXVI
Won Super Bowl
Benny Barnes

Benny Barnes

Position: DB High School: Lufkin Team: DAL Superbowl(s): X, XII, XIII
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the Dallas Cowboys
Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett

Position: DL High School: Alief Taylor Team: SEA Superbowl(s): XLVIII, XLIX
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the Seattle Seahawks

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