From the players on the field to a performer in the halftime show, this year's Super Bowl will definitely have a local feel. Here's a collection of World-Herald articles covering the connections to Nebraska, including a look at several former Huskers. And if you're more concerned about what to eat on Super Bowl Sunday, we also have you covered with food articles from World-Herald staff writers.
Ndamukong Suh could've gone elsewhere instead of signing a one-year deal with the Rams. But he wanted team success, and now one of the greatest Huskers in school history is playing in the Super Bowl.
Former Husker Rex Burkhead has reached the Super Bowl in both of his seasons with the New England Patriots.
Zac Taylor is about to coach in the Super Bowl, and after that he's expected to become an NFL head coach. But "The Drive," as it's come to be known in Nebraska, may still be his crowning achievement.
The Kid is back. And how. Zac Taylor at the Super Bowl this week in Atlanta, coaching quarterbacks for the Los Angeles Rams. Then, after the game, he’ll take over as head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals. A rising star is born. And Nebraska played a part in it, maybe a big part accidentally.
Jerry Partridge never doubted that Greg Zuerlein would come through. The former Missouri Western coach had seen Greg the Leg/Legatron knock in big-time kicks from long distances in clutch situations before.
Matt Longacre never dreamed of playing in the NFL growing up, but now the former standout at Millard West and Northwest Missouri State is preparing for the Super Bowl.
For three full seasons, the turmoil inside Nebraska’s athletic department was responsible for the absence of Ndamukong Suh, but now he’s happy to be around Husker football again now that Scott Frost is in charge.
Lincoln Pius X grad Greg Zuerlein kicked the tying and winning field goals to lead the Los Angeles Rams to a 26-23 win over the New Orleans Saints in overtime.
Another former Husker is headed to the Super Bowl. With a spot in Super Bowl 53 on the line, former Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead's two-yard carry for a score gave the New England Patriots a 37-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in overtime.
Former Husker quarterback Zac Taylor is poised to join an exclusive group.
A lot of Nebraskans are accomplished musicians but still flying under the radar.
Editor's note: We didn't come here looking for no trouble.
Hot wings and football go hand in hand. But are you craving a lighter option? Buffalo chicken meatballs might be a winner.
You'll score big with these Super Bowl dishes that put a new spin on classic party food.
Super Bowls are big days for another reason besides football. Except for Thanksgiving, it's the biggest day for food consumption in the United States.
Kent McCloughan, the Broken Bow, Nebraska, boy who played cornerback for the Raiders in the 1960s, recalls how odd it was. “I can remember people saying ‘What the hell are we doing here?’ ” said McCloughan, now 74.