MEAC connections present at Super Bowl LV

from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference:

A look at those with connections to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) who will be taking part in Super Bowl LV on Sunday (6:30 p.m. EST, CBS), when the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs square off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Antonio Hamilton, CB, Kansas City Chiefs (South Carolina State)
Hamilton has played in 18 games this season, including limited action on special teams in the AFC Championship Game against the Buffalo Bills. For the season, Hamilton has 12 tackles (nine solo) and a pass defense.

Ryan Smith, CB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (North Carolina Central)
In three playoff games — against the Washington Football Team, the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers — Smith has seen action primarily on special teams. For the season, Smith has played in 19 games, with a share of four tackles.

Terry Bradden Jr., Defensive Quality Control Coach, Kansas City Chiefs (Howard / Bethune-Cookman)
Bradden, who is in his fourth year with Kansas City, played his collegiate football at Howard, and he spent time at Bethune-Cookman as a graduate assistant. Read more about him here, from Howard University Athletic Media Relations, and here, from Bethune-Cookman’s Dan Ryan.

Aubrey Grier, Media Relations Associate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Bethune-Cookman)
Grier is a 2009 graduate of Bethune-Cookman, majoring in Mass Communications. While in Daytona Beach, Fla., Grier covered Wildcat athletics for the broadcast department and television station. Read more about him here, from Bethune-Cookman’s Dan Ryan.

Ted Crews, Vice President of Communications, Kansas City Chiefs (South Carolina State)
A 1999 graduate of South Carolina State, this will be Crews’ second Super Bowl with Kansas City. Having worked with four NFL organizations, he has been with the Chiefs since 2012. Read more about Crews here, courtesy of The Times & Democrat from before last year’s Super Bowl.

In addition, defensive backAlex Brown (South Carolina State) — who won the Super Bowl with the Chiefs last year, started the 2020 season on the Kansas City roster but is on injured reserve.

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