Hometown Heroes

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Fournette and Mathieu have long been close friends as New Orleans natives. Both St. Augustine graduates, will battle for a Super Bowl ring after a life in sports that saw them cross paths everywhere from park ball to suiting up in purple-and-gold, both wearing the No. 7. With Fournette on the Bucs and Mathieu on the Chiefs, St. Augustine is guaranteed a Super Bowl win for an alumnus for the second year in a row. Let’s take a closer look at both of their journeys to Superbowl 55.  

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Leonard Fournette 

Fournette is in a great position to be the Bucs’ X-factor because he’s fresh and ready after logging a career-low 97 carries over 13 games in the regular season. In what he’s described as a humbling year, Fournette’s newfound appreciation for football and how far he’s come might be his own X-factor. After a roller-coaster three-plus years in Jacksonville, in which he went through ups and downs on and off the football field, the former No. 4 overall pick was released right before the start of this season and eventually joined Tampa Bay. 

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Tyrann Mathieu 

Tyrann Mathieu is not to be played with.  He is making the most of his opportunity in Kansas City. His numbers alone are impressive. Mathieu has picked off five passes in the past seven games, and he returned one for a touchdown against New England earlier this season. Quarterback ratings plummet when they throw in his direction, and his versatility is evident in the fact that he has tackles-for-loss in three of his past five games. No wonder he was voted an All-Pro for the second straight year and the third time in his career. 

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LSU also has a bunch of active players on the roster. No matter who wins Superbowl 55 Louisiana will be represented well. GEAUX TIGERS.  

LSU Players on active Super Bowl rosters: 

Kansas City Chiefs 
S Tyrann Mathieu 
RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire 
RB Darrel Williams 
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
RB Leonard Fournette 
LB Devin White 
LB Kevin Minter 


Lala is a Finance Manager with 11 years of experience working alongside banking executives and financial advisers. Lala was born and raised in New Orleans, La where she currently resides. Lala has also worked with many sports organizations in the city of New Orleans becoming lead coordinator working closely with athletes. Lala owns her own crafting company -Lala’s Closet- and has a podcast-Lalasaidwhat. Lala is a powerful force in the workplace and uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed. Lala received a bachelor's degree from the University of Memphis, where she played basketball on a full scholarship. Lala is inspired daily by her two sons William and Lincoln. She is very opinionated when it comes to sports and loves to speak her mind. Hobbies include basketball, reading and spectating video games.

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