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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.


Cedrick Hardman

Cedrick Hardman

Position: DE High School: Carver Team: OAK Superbowl(s): XV
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the Oakland Raiders
Bill Harris

Bill Harris

Position: RB High School: Galveston Ball Team: MIN Superbowl(s): IV
Won Super Bowl
Duriel Harris

Duriel Harris

Position: WR High School: Port Arthur Lincoln Team: MIA Superbowl(s): XVII
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the Miami Dolphins
Lester Hayes

Lester Hayes

Position: CB High School: Wheatley Team: OAK Superbowl(s): XV, XVIII
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the Oakland Raiders
Tony Hills

Tony Hills

Position: OL High School: Alief Elsik Team: PIT Superbowl(s): XLV
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the Pittsburgh Steelers
Terry Hoage

Terry Hoage

Position: DB High School: Huntsville Team: WAS Superbowl(s): XXVI
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the Washington Redskins
Robert  Holmes

Robert Holmes

Position: RB High School: Huntsville Houston Team: KC Superbowl(s): IV
Won Super Bowl
Pierce Holt

Pierce Holt

Position: DL High School: Lamar Consolidated Team: SF Superbowl(s): XXII, XXIV
Won Super Bowl
Larry Izzo

Larry Izzo

Position: LB High School: The Woodlands Team: NE Superbowl(s): XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLII,
Won Super Bowl
Photo courtesy of the New England Patriots/David Silverman
Steve Jackson

Steve Jackson

Position: DB High School: Klein Forest Team: TEN Superbowl(s): XXXIV
Won Super Bowl

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