Two former Wolverines performed in past night’s Super Bowl — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Los Angeles Rams safety Blake Countess.
Brady’s Patriots arrived out victorious in a 13-3 defensive battle, in what was the former Wolverine sign caller’s sixth Super Bowl victory (the most of any NFL participant at any time).
We have lots of stats and postgame response from the Patriots’ championship, as effectively as the remaining standard-period and playoff stats for both Brady and Countess.
• Tom Brady (1996-99), QB, New England Patriots: Finished 21 of his 35 passes for 262 yards (60 p.c) with no touchdowns and a decide on in Sunday night’s 13-3 Super Bowl victory over the Rams … All through the Patriots’ postseason championship operate, Brady related on 68 p.c of his throws for 953 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions … All over the standard-period, the 41-calendar year aged done 65.8 p.c of his passes for 4,355 yards, 29 touchdowns and 11 picks, to go along with two dashing scores … His 4,355 yards ended up the seventh most in the NFL, although his 29 touchdowns ended up 10th most and his 65.8 completion proportion 18th … Mike Reiss of ESPN did a superior career of placing in standpoint just how extraordinary Brady’s NFL accomplishments have been, wile also offering some postgame response.
“Brady experienced been tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer Charles Haley as the only players to win five Super Bowls,” Reiss discussed. “Haley was a member of San Francisco 49ers teams that gained Super Bowl XXIII and XXIV, and later gained three much more Super Bowl rings immediately after he was traded to the Dallas Cowboys. Brady now also retains the report for most career wins, with 237. Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinateri, who is returning for a 24th period in 2019, has 236 career wins.
“‘He’s a great quarterback and I would definitely put him up there versus any individual,’ mentor Bill Belichick stated of Brady likely in to Super Bowl LIII. ‘He’s a great participant, and he’s been a great participant for the New England Patriots. Certainly his report is unmatched. I’m happy he’s my quarterback.’
“‘The male has presently achieved so considerably, he’s the best out there,’ Patriots tight finish Rob Gronkowski stated in the times major up to the recreation, when questioned what a sixth ring would suggest to Brady’s legacy. ‘The way he competes, the way he prepares for the recreation, the way he procedures every solitary 7 days, it’s just famous. It tends to make him the best.’
“Brady stated all 7 days major up to the recreation that he would not just take it for granted.
“‘It’s certainly not like any other recreation, but in many approaches, it’s greater than at any time mainly because these ordeals are so at the time-in-a-life time,’ he stated. ‘I’ve just been so lucky to be section of so many great teams.”
• Blake Countess (2011-14/concluded at Auburn), S, Los Angeles Rams: Performed in past night’s 13-3 Super Bowl decline to New England, but did not accumulate any stats … Countess competed in all three of the Rams’ postseason game titles, but by no means compiled any stats … All through the standard-period, he took section in all 16 contests (a person start), and posted nine tackles, two passes defended, a decide on and a 24.6-yard average on 17 kick returns … He also recovered a blocked punt in the finish zone for a landing in a Sept. 23 win over the Chargers.