Buccaneers kicker Ryan Succop is first ‘Mr. Irrelevant’ to play in, win Super Bowl


Tampa Bay kicker Ryan Succop made Super Bowl historical past this 12 months.

With the Buccaneers’ 31-9 win over the Chiefs in Super Bowl 55, Succop turned the first “Mr. Irrelevant” because the time period originated in 1976 to play within the Super Bowl and win the Lombardi Trophy. And the 256th choose of the 2009 NFL Draft was glorious on the Super Bowl stage, going 4 for 4 on additional factors and 1 for 1 on area targets.

He accomplished 12 of 13 additional level makes an attempt and all 9 area purpose makes an attempt in Tampa Bay’s 4 postseason video games.

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Per Grant Gordon of NFL.com, Succop is solely the second “Mr. Irrelevant” to even take part within the Super Bowl; the first was Marty Moore, a linebacker out of Kentucky who was the 222nd choose of the 1994 NFL Draft by the Patriots. He performed in New England’s 35-21 loss to the Packers in Super Bowl 31, although Pro Football Focus doesn’t have any recorded stats for him within the recreation.

Moore gained a Super Bowl with the Patriots in Super Bowl 36, however did not play for the staff after injuring his Achilles earlier within the 12 months. He was on Injured Reserve when the Patriots beat the Rams 20-17.