Community


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.


Charles Benson

Charles Benson

Position: DE High School: Aldine Team: MIA Superbowl(s): XIX
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the Miami Dolphins
Rocky Bernard

Rocky Bernard

Position: DL High School: Baytown Sterling Team: SEA, NYG Superbowl(s): XL, XLVI
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the New York Giants
Bertrand Berry

Bertrand Berry

Position: DL High School: Humble Team: ARI Superbowl(s): XLVIII
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the Arizona Cardinals
Cliff Branch

Cliff Branch

Position: WR High School: Worthing Team: OAK Superbowl(s): XI, XV, XVIII
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the Oakland Raiders
O.J. Brigance

O.J. Brigance

Position: LB High School: Willowridge Team: BAL, STL Superbowl(s): XXXV, XXXVI
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the Baltimore Ravens
Aaron Brown

Aaron Brown

Position: DE High School: Port Arthur Lincoln Team: KC Superbowl(s): I, IV
Won Super Bowl
Chykie Brown

Chykie Brown

Position: DB High School: North Shore Team: BAL Superbowl(s): XLVII
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the Baltimore Ravens
Thomas Brown

Thomas Brown

Position: DL High School: Galveston Ball Team: PHI Superbowl(s): XV
Won Super Bowl
Glenn Bujnoch

Glenn Bujnoch

Position: G High School: Mount Carmel Team: CIN Superbowl(s): XVI
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the Cincinnati Bengals
Norm Bulaich

Norm Bulaich

Position: RB High School: La Marque Team: BAL Superbowl(s): V
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12