If You Want to Make the Super Bowl, Get James Ferentz On Your Team

By RossWB on February 6, 2019 at 9:17 am
hey there james

The New England Patriots won the Super Bowl this year (again) and, as Courtney noted yesterday, that meant that four former Hawkeyes got Super Bowl rings: Adrian Clayborn, Riley McCarron, Cole Croston, and James Ferentz. Ferentz was a healthy scratch for the Super Bowl itself, but he still gets a ring. And this wasn't the first time he's been involved in the final game of the season -- far from it. 

In fact, James Ferentz has been on a team in three of the last four Super Bowls. 

2019: New England Patriots (won Super Bowl)
2018: New England Patriots (lost Super Bowl)
2017: Denver Broncos (n/a)
2016: Denver Broncos (won Super Bowl)

His teams have a 2-1 record in the big game -- not bad! Ferentz himself may not play much, but his presence seems to be a bit of a lucky charm. (Granted, a bigger lucky charm is probably "having Bill Belichick and Tom Brady," but hey.) 

The Patriots' win also gives Ferentz a unique piece of history -- and a member of a very select crew: 

Not bad, James. Not bad at all. 

And a lesson to the other 31 NFL teams out there: if you want to make the Super Bowl, consider adding James Ferentz to your roster. 

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