Three former Indiana high school football players will play in the 56th edition of the Super Bowl on February 13th in Los Angeles, California. Former Fort Wayne Snider high standout Jesse Bates led the Cincinnati Bengals’ defense to an overtime win over the Kansas City Chiefs, making the play of the game deflecting a Patrick Mahomes pass into the hands of teammate Vonn Bell. Bates is in year four with Cincinnati and is regarded as one of the best in the league at his position.
Bengals teammate Chris Evans is a graduate from Indianapolis Ben Davis High School and is apart of the Bengals’ running back group. With Evan’s Super Bowl appearance, he will be the fourth Giant to participate in a Super Bowl. Evans is in his rookie campaign in Cincinnati as a 6th round pick in last year’s draft and is listed third on the depth chart.
On the other side will be Homestead High School alum Ben Skowronek and the Los Angeles Rams representing as NFC champions. Skowronek is the back up to Cooper Kupp and was targeted once in the NFC championship game. Also a rookie drafted in the 6th round by the Rams, Skowronek and Evans get to experience a once in a lifetime opportunity, competing in the biggest game of their professional careers.