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PSUers in the NFL 2018: Conference Championship Sunday

Who led their team to the Super Bowl?

NFL: AFC Championship Game-New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Here is the updated list of PSUers in the NFL:

Rookie players in italics

Arizona Cardinals: Gerald Hodges, A.Q. Shipley*

Atlanta Falcons: Jack Crawford

Carolina Panthers: Brendan Mahon

Cincinnati Bengals: Brandon Bell

Cleveland Browns: Anthony Zettel

Chicago Bears: Adrian Amos, Allen Robinson

Dallas Cowboys: Sean Lee

Denver Broncos: DaeSean Hamilton

Indianapolis Colts: Ross Travis

Kansas City Chiefs: Jordan Lucas

Los Angeles Chargers: Trevor Williams*

Los Angeles Rams: Garrett Sickels*

Miami Dolphins: Mike Gesicki, Mike Hull*, Cameron Wake

New England Patriots: Chris Hogan

New York Giants: Saquon Barkley, Nate Stupar, Grant Haley

Oakland Raiders: Jason Cabinda

Philadelphia Eagles: Stefen Wisniewski

Pittsburgh Steelers: Marcus Allen, Jesse James

Seattle Seahawks: Sam Ficken

San Francisco 49ers: Garry Gilliam, Robbie Gould

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chris Godwin, Carl Nassib, Donovan Smith

Tennessee Titans: Austin Johnson, DaQuan Jones

Washington Redskins: Troy Apke*

* On IR

What a Championship Sunday, huh??

Top Performers:

  • The Patriots’ Chris Hogan had five catches for 45 yards on seven targets, including a spectacular diving grab on 3rd and 8 with less that seven minutes to go. New England later scored on the drive to take a 24-21 lead with 3:32 left.

- Hogan made a catch for a first down on the drive to give the Patriots a 31-28 advantage, good for 11 yards. Patrick Mahomes denied Hogan some glory however, leading the Chiefs down the field for a game-tying field goal.

- The former Penn State lacrosse star also made the first grab of overtime, a 10-yard reception.

The Patriots will meet the Rams, a 26-23 OT winner over the Saints (in somewhat controversial fashion after clear pass interference did not get called). The game is a rematch of Super Bowl XXXVI, where New England defeated the then-St. Louis Rams 20-17.

  • The Chiefs’ Jordan Lucas had two tackles and one pass defended.