USC football alum Nelson Agholor to play in Super Bowl LII

Fight on, Eagles

Former USC Trojan Nelson Agholor will take the field with the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. He will be the 111th former Trojan to play in the Super Bowl.

Born in Nigeria and raised in Tampa, Florida, Agholor was a Communication major at USC. He played for three seasons with the Trojans as a wide receiver. Agholor built an impressive record during his time at USC, catching 178 passes and scoring 20 touchdowns throughout his collegiate career. He decided to forego his senior season and enter the 2015 NFL draft and was chosen by the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round.

Agholor had a rocky start to his NFL career. After a disappointing first two seasons on the field and an alleged sexual assault incident at a strip club in South Philadelphia in 2016, Agholor felt the pressure of living up to his collegiate successes at the professional level. However, he has emerged this season as a valuable player for the Eagles and hopes to end his comeback season with a win on Sunday.

Super Bowl LII will kick off at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis this Sunday, February 4 at 3:30 PST. We’ll have to see if Agholor joins the 46 former Trojans who have won Super Bowl rings in the past. In the meantime, fight on Eagles.

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