Morgantown, West Virginia – The Cincinnati Bengals (13-7) will meet the Los Angeles Rams (15-5) this evening in Super Bowl LVI in Los Angles, California.
Although the game only features one former WVU player, that’s more than enough for the whole state of West Virginia to back his team.
Quinton Spain, a 6’5 330 pound offensive lineman, played in 50 career games for the West Virginia from 2011-2014. After going undrafted following his time in Morgantown, Spain signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Tennessee Titans, where he spent four years.
Now as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals, Spain will be the first former West Virginia player to play in a Super Bowl since 2017.
Spain had the following to say about what it would mean for him to win the Super Bowl: “I’m the first person to go to the Super Bowl from my area back home and it would be great because of my story, what I had to go through to get where I am right now, all of the ups and downs.”
When the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams take the field tonight in Super Bowl LVI, the Bengals will have 1.8 million new fans supporting them! Let’s go Mountaineers, Let’s Go Bengals and Let’s Go Quinton Spain!
What would it mean to @quinton_spain to lift the Lombardi trophy tonight?#SBLVI ✘ #ProMountaineers pic.twitter.com/epSRqbu4Gb
— West Virginia Football (@WVUfootball) February 13, 2022