Bulldog from Bowman is Super Bowl hero

A former Georgia Bulldog who played his high school football in Elbert County helped the Kansas City Chiefs win last night’s Super Bowl. Mecole Hardman caught the game winning touchdown in overtime to give their Chiefs their second straight Super Bowl victory.

From Connor Riley, DawgNation…

Mecole Hardman ended the NFL season with a touchdown, as he scored the final points of the 2023-24 season.

Hardman caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from Patrick Mahomes in overtime to win Super Bowl LVIII. It was Hardman’s second catch of the game, as he hauled in a 52-yard reception earlier in the game.

Kansas City won the game 25-22. It was the second overtime game in Super Bowl history.

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From Leland Barrow, UGA Sports Communications...

Mecole Hardman hauled in a 3-yard touchdown in overtime to help the Kansas City Chiefs claim a 25-22 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night.

Hardman finished with three catches for 57 yards and joined teammate and fellow former Bulldog Malik Herring on the winning squad. Herring finished with a tackle in the Chiefs’ victory.

Receiver Chris Conley had one catch for 18 yards, two special teams tackles and downed a punt on the 1 yard line for the 49ers. In addition, tight end Charlie Woerner (one special teams tackle) and defensive lineman Robert Beal suited up for San Francisco.

A total of five former Bulldogs suited up in Super Bowl LVIII making it 23 consecutive years that at least one former Georgia player has appeared on a Super Bowl team.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.



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