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Three BYU alumni took the Super Bowl field last night in Miami, and social media posts certainly celebrated the BYU connections.
The Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV on Sunday, February 2. BYU ties to the Chiefs include head coach, Andy Reid, and safety Daniel Sorensen. San Francisco 49ers linebacker Fred Warner also played for BYU.
After the Kansas City Chiefs won, Reid sat down with ESPN analysts, including Steve Young. Reid motions to Young in his responses and says, "How 'bout the Cougs? What a shoutout to them with 'Dirty Dan' playing for us. It's beautiful."
Young later replies, "[Reid] taught me everything I know about quarterback."
Andy Reid to Steve Young: “How ‘bout the Cougs? What a shoutout to them with ‘Dirty Dan’ playing for us. It’s beautiful.”#BYU #BYUFootball #SuperBowl #ChiefsKingdom @kslsports pic.twitter.com/enmR9gLScC — Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) February 3, 2020
Great moment on ESPN between Andy Reid and Steve Young. Young: “My JV coach [at BYU]. He taught me everything I know about quarterback.”#BYU #SuperBowl #ChiefsKingdom @kslsports pic.twitter.com/daxCWc1xYJ — Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) February 3, 2020
In the 54th Super Bowl, jersey number 54 and BYU alum Fred Warner intercepted a Patrick Mahomes pass.
Fred Warner picks off Patrick Mahomes!#SuperBowl #SuperBowLIV #FredWarner #BYU #ByUFootball #SanFrancisco pic.twitter.com/l1KJcZi1y3 — Benjamin Criddle (@CriddleBenjamin) February 3, 2020
BYU Football congratulated the winners with a photo of Reid and Sorensen.
CONGRATS CHAMPS!!#BYUFOOTBALL #GoCougs #SBLIV #ChiefsKingdom pic.twitter.com/RqktnTWSG5 — BYU FOOTBALL (@BYUfootball) February 3, 2020
Some big names also congratulated Reid on the win, including basketball player Magic Johnson and former Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl champion, Michael Irvin. Reid waited 21 seasons to win his first Super Bowl title, the longest of any head coach in NFL history according to SportsCenter.
Andy Reid, one of my favorite coaches, glad to see you raise the Vince Lombardi trophy! — Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) February 3, 2020
Congrats to Andy Reid and the @Chiefs on becoming Champions and bringing home the trophy #superbowl pic.twitter.com/KCxArQzMSN — Michael Irvin (@michaelirvin88) February 3, 2020
Also causing a buzz on social media this weekend was BYU basketball player TJ Haws. After making a game-winning shot against St. Mary's, Haws rushed to the hospital for the birth of his first child, his son Tyson.
TJ HAWS CALLED GAME!!!!!!#BYUHOOPS #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/zKJlWzwg26 — BYU Basketball (@BYUbasketball) February 2, 2020
Cougar Nation! Thank you for all your support! Last night was truly amazing!... but for Lauren and me, today was even better. Everyone welcome Tyson Ralph Haws to the world. 02022020 — TJ Haws (@tjhaws30) February 3, 2020