January 22, 2018 - by
Academy Sports+Outdoors Noles In The NFL: Conference Championships

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Four Seminoles will play for a Super Bowl championship on Feb. 4 when the Philadelphia Eagles – who boast a defense led by FSU standouts Timmy Jernigan, Patrick Robinson, Ronald Darby and Nigel Bradham – meet the New England Patriots in Minneapolis.

Robinson, a standout at Florida State from 2006-09, helped swing Sunday’s NFC Championship Game with a 50-yard interception return for a touchdown.

In the AFC, former FSU stars Jalen Ramsey and Telvin Smith helped Jacksonville to a 10-point, fourth-quarter lead, but the Jaguars couldn’t hang on in an eventual 24-20 defeat at New England.

Here’s a lap around championship weekend:

New England 24, Jacksonville 20
Jaguars: LB Telvin Smith started, made eight tackles and defended two passes. CB Jalen Ramsey started and made two tackles. WR Rashad Greene (Achilles) is on injured reserve.


Academy Sports+Outdoors Noles In The NFL: Conference Championships

Philadelphia 38, Minnesota 7
Eagles: CB Patrick Robinson made two tackles, defended one pass and had one interception, which he returned 50 yards for a touchdown. CB Ronald Darby started, made seven tackles and defended three passes. LB Nigel Bradham started and made four tackles. DT Timmy Jernigan started but did not record any statistics.
Vikings: CB Xavier Rhodes started and made two tackles while dealing with an ailing toe. RB Dalvin Cook (knee) is on injured reserve.

Three Seminoles have also been selected for this week’s Pro Bowl: Ramsey, Rhodes and Oakland lineman Rodney Hudson.

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