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Texas Tech may have Patrick Mahomes II, Zech McPhearson and Kerry Hyder Jr. all within the championship spherical Sunday

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech may have a minimum of one Crimson Raider enjoying in Tremendous Bowl LVII as quarterback Patrick Mahomes II, defensive again Zech McPhearson and defensive lineman Kerry Hyder Jr. all superior this weekend from the divisional spherical.

The NFC Championship will kick off subsequent Sunday’s doubleheader with McPhearson and his Philadelphia Eagles internet hosting Hyder and the San Francisco 49ers. Mahomes will comply with instantly after because the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs will look to avenge final yr’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals within the AFC Championship from Arrrowhead Stadium.

This would be the thirteenth time in a 14-year stretch and the 18th time through the Huge 12 period the place a Crimson Raider has appeared on a Tremendous Bowl roster. For Mahomes, he might be in search of his third Tremendous Bowl look in solely his fourth NFL season as a beginning quarterback, whereas each McPhearson and Hyder might be trying to find their first-ever journey to the most important recreation in soccer.

McPhearson and Hyder each recorded a deal with in every of their respective divisional spherical wins because the Eagles trounced the New York Giants, 38-7, whereas the 49ers held on to high the Dallas Cowboys, 19-12. Mahomes toughed out a primary half ankle harm to push the Chiefs previous the Jacksonville Jaguars, 27-20, after finishing 22-of-30 passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns.

Along with Hyder, the 49ers additionally boast two fellow Crimson Raider letterwinners on their teaching workers in line of defense coach Kris Kocurek and assistant head coach and operating backs coach Anthony Lynn. Kocurek, who was a three-time All-Huge 12 choice for the Crimson Raiders from 1998-00, might be seeking to get again to the Tremendous Bowl for the second time with the 49ers as San Francisco beforehand fell to Mahomes and the Chiefs, 31-20, in 2020.

Lynn, in the meantime, is in his first season with the 49ers the place he’ll look to succeed in the Tremendous Bowl for the primary time as a coach after profitable a pair of titles throughout his enjoying profession with the Denver Broncos (Tremendous Bowls XXXII and XXXIII). One of many high operating backs in program historical past, Lynn rushed for 1,972 yards and 20 touchdowns from 1988-91 below legendary head coach Spike Dykes.

The 49ers will kick off Sunday’s doubleheader with a 2 p.m. begin in Philadelphia on FOX. The Chiefs and Bengals will comply with at 5:30 p.m. on CBS.

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