Two former members of the Kentucky football program went head-to-head in Super Bowl LV Sunday evening, with Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Mike Edwards on one sideline and Kansas City Chiefs linebackers coach Matt House on the other.
And it was the former whose team came out victorious, with the Buccaneers taking down the Chiefs by a final score of 31-9 to give Edwards his first ring as a professional athlete.
Prior to the anticipated matchup, Edwards and House posed together for a picture, with the former posting it on social media with the caption, “Love him like a father.”
Love him like a father ? pic.twitter.com/85uzwwlBY2
— Mike Edwards (@M__Edwards7) February 8, 2021
Prior to his time in Tampa, Edwards played at Kentucky from 2014-18, never missing a game in that span with 51 total outings and 44 consecutive starts. In that time, Edwards totaled 318 career tackles, making him just the 19th player in school history with 300 or more tackles. He ranks second in UK history in tackles among defensive backs, trailing only Darryl Bishop (348 from 1971-73).
Following his standout 2018 campaign, Edwards was selected by the Buccaneers in the third round with the 99th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
As for House, the linebackers coach previously served on the Kentucky staff for three seasons (2016-18), the latter two as defensive coordinator/inside linebackers coach. He departed for Kansas City in February of 2019.