USC Alum Nelson Agholor wins Super Bowl LII with Philadelphia Eagles

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Nelson Agholor
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Nelson Agholor /
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Former USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor won Super Bowl LII with the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, besting the New England Patriots.

Nelson Agholor is a Super Bowl Champion, helping the Philadelphia Eagles take down the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

The wide receiver led all receivers with nine catches on the day. His 84 yards were second among Eagles players behind only Alshon Jeffrey.

Three of those nine catches were during a pivotal as the Eagles drove down the field to score a go-head touchdown via tight end Zach Ertz.

Agholor was the 111th Trojan to feature in the Super Bowl in it’s 52-year history. USC has had a representative in all but six of the NFL Championship games

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At USC, Agholor was a star, posting 179 catches for 2,571 yards and 20 touchdowns in his career. He left USC as ranking eighth all-time in career receptions. He was also a special teams danger man, setting a since-broken school record with four punt return touchdowns.

The Eagles took Agholor in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft with the 20th overall pick. Though his first two season in Philadelphia were somewhat underwhelming, he emerged as a key figure in the passing game in 2017. He had a career-high 62 catches for 768 yards and eight touchdowns in his third year as a pro.

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Oddsmakers set the over/under for Agholor’s stat line at 3.5 catches for 55.5 yards going into the game, per OddsShark. He easily out-gained those numbers as one of the primary targets in the Eagle offense during the big game in Minneapolis.

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