Former Rebel A.J. Brown playing in Super Bowl today, other Ole Miss news

Former Ole Miss Rebel A.J. Brown. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Former Ole Miss Rebel A.J. Brown. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

The biggest Ole Miss news today revolves around former Ole Miss wide receiver A.J. Brown facing off in the Super Bowl against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.

A couple of weeks ago we highlighted A.J. Brown and the Philadelphia Eagles run to the Super Bowl as Brown was the lone Ole Miss Rebel alumni left in contention for the Lombardi trophy after Mike Hilton and the Cincinnati Bengals fell to the Kansas City Chiefs.

While Hilton played in the Super Bowl last season when his Bengals squad faced off against the LA Rams, Brown is looking 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 way back in 2017.

The Starkville, Mississippi native broke the Eagles’ single-season receiving record this year with 88 catches for 1,496 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns during the regular season.

While Brown has had a quiet postseason thus far catching just seven total passes for 50 yards in Philadelphia’s two playoff wins, the Eagles have still won by large margins.

He will likely have to play a more significant role in the Super Bowl as this game could turn into a shootout between a couple of the NFL’s most high-powered offenses.

Brown will also be one of nine total Mississippi natives playing in this year’s Super Bowl, a list that includes names like Fletcher Cox (Yazoo City), Kenneth Gainwell (Yazoo County), Nakobe Dean (Horn Lake), Chris Jones (Houston), and Willie Gay (Starkville) among others.

More Ole Miss News: Rebels baseball announces plans to honor last year’s National Championship team on opening weekend

College baseball’s opening weekend kicks off next Friday, February 17. The Rebels’ opening series against Delaware is set to run from February 17-19. Ole Miss is planning to celebrate their national title each day of the series.

The celebration of the 2022 team will begin on that Friday and Ole Miss plans to reveal a tribute on the outfield wall before the first pitch.

Fans have been encouraged to arrive early to witness the reveal of the logo that will honor the first baseball national championship in school history, and many fans have already begun camping out in anticipation this past week.

The first 1,000 fans to arrive will receive their very own mini replica of the National Championship trophy.