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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.


Dave Elmendorff

Dave Elmendorff

Position: DB High School: Westbury Team: STL Superbowl(s): XIV
Won Super Bowl
Alan Faneca

Alan Faneca

Position: OL High School: Lamar Consolidated Team: PIT Superbowl(s): XL
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Steelers
Cameron Fleming

Cameron Fleming

Position: OT High School: Cy Creek Team: NE Superbowl(s): XLIX
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of New England Patriots/Jim Mahoney
Simon Fletcher

Simon Fletcher

Position: DL High School: Bay City Team: DEN Superbowl(s): XXI, XXII, XXIV
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the Denver Broncos
Reggie Garrett

Reggie Garrett

Position: WR High School: Silsbee Team: PIT Superbowl(s): IX, X
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the Pittsburgh Steelers
Dennis Gaubatz

Dennis Gaubatz

Position: LB High School: West Columbia Team: BAL Superbowl(s): III
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts
David Givens

David Givens

Position: WR High School: Humble Team: NE Superbowl(s): XXXIII, XXXIX
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the New England Patriots/David Silverman
Darrell Green

Darrell Green

Position: CB High School: Jones Team: WAS Superbowl(s): XVIII, XXII, XXVI
Won Super Bowl
Super Bowl Hall of Fame Hero Hall of Fame (2008)
Photo courtesy of the Washington Redskins
Bill Gregory

Bill Gregory

Position: DL High School: La Marque Lincoln Team: DAL Superbowl(s): VI, X, XII
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the Dallas Cowboys
Casey Hampton

Casey Hampton

Position: DL High School: Galveston Ball Team: PIT Superbowl(s): XL, XLV, XLVIII
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the Pittsburgh Steelers

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