Ole Miss Football: A former Ole Miss Rebel is headed to the Super Bowl

Former Ole Miss football player A.J. Brown #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)
Former Ole Miss football player A.J. Brown #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images) /

There were 10 former Ole Miss football Rebels competing in this year’s NFL playoffs that got underway a couple of weeks ago, and now one remains in contention for the Super Bowl, Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown. 

This past weekend, fittingly named championship weekend, we crowned the NFC and AFC conference champions in the NFL. There were 10 former Rebels competing in this year’s NFL playoffs with a chance to make the Super Bowl.

After this weekend, one former Rebel is on his way to the big game, Ole Miss football great, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown.

Brown has been nothing short of spectacular this season for the Eagles posting a season stat line of 88 catches for 1,496 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns during the regular season.

That was good enough to break the Philadelphia Eagles single-season receiving record formerly held by Eagle great Mike Quick, which stood for nearly 40 years.

While he had a stellar regular season, Brown has been quiet in the box score this postseason so far. He has had a couple of quiet outings and still has yet to score a touchdown in the postseason this year.

In the divisional round of the playoffs, which would be Philadelphia’s first round after they secured the number one seed and a bye week in the wild-card round, Brown posted just three catches on six targets for 22 yards in a 38-7 dismantling of division rival New York Giants.

This past weekend in the conference championship game, Brown had a quiet day again by his standards, catching four passes on eight total targets for 28 yards in a blowout win over the San Francisco 49ers.

It’s a mystery as to why the Eagles have seemed to go away from Brown recently, but their formula is working whatever it may be, as they have yet to be challenged in their two playoff wins.

They will likely need Brown to produce in the next outing as they take on a star-studded Kansas City Chiefs squad in the Super Bowl on February 12th.

A.J. Brown will try to become the first former Ole Miss Rebel to win the Super Bowl since Brandon Bolden won as a member of the New England Patriots in 2017.