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Arizona's NFL connections: Super Bowl in sight

Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall (23) is one of nine former Arizona high school or college football players still in the NFL playoffs.

Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall (23) is one of nine former Arizona high school or college football players still in the NFL playoffs.

19 former Arizona college or high school football players were on the rosters of teams in the NFL playoffs.

After the divisional round, nine remain.

Former ASU defensive back Damarious Randall is one of them.

He had six tackles in the Packers’ 34-31 win over the Cowboys to help his team reach the NFC Championship Game.

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Former Arizona defensive lineman Brooks Reed is another.

He had three tackles, including one for a loss, in the Falcons’ 36-20 win over the Seahawks, helping Atlanta advance to the NFC final.

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Will any of the former Arizona high school or college football players still in the NFL playoff play a big role in their team reaching the Super Bowl?

We don’t have to wait long to find out.

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Arizona connections still in the NFL postseason:

  • Kyler Fackrell, OLB, Packers (Mesa)
  • D.J. Foster, RB, Patriots (ASU/Scottsdale Saguaro)
  • Robert Golden, S, Steelers (Arizona)
  • Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots (Arizona)
  • Blake Martinez, LB, Packers (Oro Valley Canyon del Oro)
  • Damarious Randall, CB, Packers (ASU)
  • Brooks Reed, DL, Falcons (Arizona/Tucson Sabino)
  • Markus Wheaton, WR, Steelers (Chandler High)
  • Brett Hundley, QB, Packers (Chandler)

Arizona connections eliminated from the NFL postseason:

  • Nick Foles, QB, Chiefs (Arizona)
  • Dion Jordan, DE, Dolphins (Chandler High)
  • Devon Kennard, OLB, Giants (Phoenix Desert Vista)
  • Robert Nelson, CB Texans (ASU)
  • Earl Mitchell, DT, Dolphins (Arizona)
  • Brock Osweiler, QB, Texans (ASU) 
  • Jaelen Strong, WR, Texans (ASU)
  • Trevin Wade, DB, Giants (Arizona)
  • Paul Perkins, RB, Giants (Chandler)
  • Jon Weeks, LS, Texans (Glendale Mountain Ridge)

To see photos of all of the NFL players from ASU, Arizona or an Arizona high school, click here.

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