The win by the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship over the Baltimore Ravens guaranteed that a Miami football alum would be a Super Bowl LVIII champion. Kansas City safety Deon Bush and San Francisco offensive lineman Jon Feliciano will participate in Superbowl LVIII.
Bush helped the Chiefs advance to its fourth Superbowl in five seasons with a critical fourth-quarter interception. The Ravens were driving in the fourth quarter when Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson overthrew his receiver. Bush, who recently entered the game because of injury, made the critical interception.
Bush has played in all three Kansas City postseason games with two tackles and the interception. In the final regular season game Bush had seven tackles and a half stuff in the 13-12 Kansas City win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Bush was on the Kansas City practice squad this season before being activated for the Chargers' game.
Baltimore running back Gus Edwards played three seasons with the Miami football team before transferring to Rutgers. Edwards had three carries for 20 yards on Sunday. Edwards had 810 yards rushing and finished fifth in the NFL with 13 rushing touchdowns in 2023.
The win by Kansas City secured a Superbowl ring for a Miami football alum, because Feliciano and San Francisco played the Detroit Lions with Hurricanes alums, kicker Michael Badgley and practice squad defensive lineman Mitchell Agude. Badgley played well on Sunday making a field goal and four extra points.
Feliciano was the 128th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the then Oakland Raiders. Feliciano spent four seasons with Oakland. After four seasons in Oakland, Feliciano spent the next three seasons with the Buffalo Bills. Feliciano started 15 games in his one season with the New York Giants in 2023.
San Francisco signed Feliciano to a year contract for the 2023 season. In 16 games, Feliciano had seven starts and played 478 snaps. The only penalties called on Feliciano all season were two fall starts. Feliciano is currently listed as the backup left guard behind Aaron Burks.
Super Bowl LVIII will kickoff at 6:30 PM Eastern time on CBS. The appearances by Bush and Feliciano extend the Miami football program's NFL record to 126 Superbowl appearances. Either Bush and Kansas City will earn their second consecutive Superbowl title, or Feliciano will become a first-time champion.