Super Bowl: One Michigander Scores Touchdown While Another Retires
A former Western Michigan Bronco scores a first-ever touchdown in Super Bowl 57 while a former University of Michigan player retires after the game.
Super Bowl 57
My goal in watching Super Bowl 57 wasn't to root for any particular team, but to get a great game that is close with lead changes and a winner decided in the final minutes. I got exactly what I wanted and it was everything I could hope for in the biggest game of the year.
The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 with a game-winning field goal that left only 11 seconds on the clock. This was a big win for the Chiefs, especially after being down by 10 at the half and quarterback Patrick Mahomes limping off the field with an ankle injury.
Former Western Michigan Bronco Scores First NFL Touchdown In Super Bowl 57
Skyy Moore played for Western Michigan University from 2019 through 2021. As a wide receiver for the Broncos, Moore scored 17 touchdowns while gaining nearly 2,500 yards.
Moore was drafted into the NFL in 2022 as a second-round draft pick for the Kansas City Chiefs. Moore caught his first-ever NFL touchdown pass in the 4th quarter of Super Bowl 57 putting the Chiefs ahead of the Eagles 35-27.
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Chad Henne played for the University of Michigan from 2004 to 2007. Henne threw for nearly 10,000 yards scoring 87 touchdowns for the Wolverines.
Henne was drafted in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. Henne played 4 seasons for the Dolphins before becoming a free agent in 2012.
From 2012 to 2017 Henne played for the Jacksonville Jaguars where he started as a backup for Blaine Babbert then became the main quarterback for the Jaguars to then become the backup for rookie Blake Bortles.
In 2018, Henne was picked up as a backup quarterback to Patrick Mahomes for the Kansas City Chiefs. Henne did see quite a bit of playing time filling for Mahomes when he got hurt. During the 2022/23 NFL playoffs, Henne came in for an injured Mahomes to beat his former team the Jacksonville Jaguars when he marched the Chiefs down the field for a 98-yard touchdown drive to win the AFC Divisional Playoffs.
After the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 57, Henne announced his retirement from the NFL after playing for 15 seasons and picking up 2 Super Bowl rings.