In fact, the City of Brotherly Love, and Temple University in particular, will have a huge presence when the Kansas City Chiefs battle the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Super Bowl LV.
Philadelphia-native Jazmine Sullivan will be performing the National Anthem alongside Eric Church prior to the start of the game at Raymond James Stadium.
"I'll be in Tampa Bay with @ericchurchmusic to sing the National Anthem for Super Bowl LV!" Sullivan posted on Instagram.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
Head coach Bruce Arians looks back at his time at Temple University fondly. That's where he got his first head coaching job in 1983.
SEE ALSO: Buccaneers' Bruce Arians, Todd Bowles recall fondest memories at Temple ahead of Super Bowl 55
In one of his biggest wins, the Owls upset the University of Pittsburgh 13-12 in September 1984.
"The Temple days are still my fondest memories. Beating Pitt [in 1984] is the number one win in my career," Arians said. "When we beat Pitt after 45 years, it ranks above the Super Bowl trophies I have in my house. The players that helped do that, they're lifelong friends. I wasn't much older than them at the time, so it's hard to see them now being 55, 60 years old."
🔥Bruce Arians, who is in Super Bowl as a Head Coach for the 1st time, got his 1st HC job at Temple— Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) February 6, 2021
“The Temple days are still my fondest memories! Beating Pitt [in 1984] is the #1 win in my career... ranks above the Super Bowl trophies I have in my house”@6abc @BruceArians pic.twitter.com/UT87Q6JxKL
Defensive coordinator Todd Bowles played under Arians at Temple in the mid-1980s. He was the interim defensive coordinator for the Eagles in 2012.
"It's great to come to work every day. The camaraderie is outstanding. It's non-stop comedy, but we do put in a lot of work, and it's great to get up in the morning and go to work with guys that you like being around," said Bowles.
Wide receiver Chris Godwin is a Middletown, Delaware native. He first starred at Middletown High School, where he led them to a pair of state titles.
We have a Cavalier in the Super Bowl!— Ⓜ️⚔️Cavaliers FootballⓂ️⚔️ (@MiddletownFB) February 5, 2021
He was regarded as the best player in the state in 2013 as the Gatorade Player of the Year from Delaware before going on to star at Penn State and now Tampa. He was drafted in the third round in 2017.
SEE ALSO: Delaware native Chris Godwin looks to shine in Super Bowl
"There's not many of us from Delaware in the league. I really take pride in that. Pride in the few to make it," Godwin said as he prepares for his first appearance in the Super Bowl.
Delaware native Chris Godwin is 1 of Tom Brady’s top targets in Tampa - ready to make his Super Bowl debut!— Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) February 4, 2021
“there’s not many of us from Delaware in the league. I really take pride in that”
Hear from @CGtwelve_ and his proud family at home in Delaware on @6abc at 6#SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/0U3OPAObek
His family back home couldn't be prouder.
"It's like a dream. The bigger the game, the bigger he's going to play," Godwin's father Rod told 6abc. "It's cool to see him play. He's always wanted to do it."
Middletown Delaware Native Chris Godwin credits his parents for instilling hard work in him at a young age & it’s helped him make it to the NFL & now #SuperBowl@CGtwelve_ took his dad to the Super Bowl 2 years ago as fans & told him he has to play in a SB; now he gets to@6abc pic.twitter.com/K9fPxzLx92— Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) February 5, 2021
Wide receiver Justin Watson can become the first player ever from the University of Pennsylvania to play in the Super Bowl.
The Wharton graduate set records at Penn for career catches, yards, and touchdowns. He was drafted by the Buccaneers in 2018.
👍 Bucs WR Justin Watson can become the 1st player ever from Penn to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday— Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) February 5, 2021
Watson was drafted by the @Buccaneers in 2018 in the 5th rounder
Watson set #Penn career records for catches, yards & TDs@6abc@Penn@pennathletics#Bucs#SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/5VClUSO7KJ
Numerous members of the Buccaneers coaching staff are "Temple Made."
Former Temple Owl Keith Armstrong is Tampa's Special Teams Coach. Armstrong played for Temple from 1983 to 1986.
Former Temple student Lori Locust is the Buccaneers' Assistant Defensive Line Coach. She is the NFL's first woman position coach.
Kevin Ross is the Cornerbacks Coach for Tampa Bay. He was a Temple Owl from 1980 to 1983.
Super Bowl LV #OwlsInTheNFL— Temple Football (@Temple_FB) February 4, 2021
Kevin Ross - Cornerbacks Coach for the @Buccaneers
- Temple Football player, 1980-83
- Co-captain of the Owls' 1983 team
- Temple Athletics Hall of Fame, class of 2006 pic.twitter.com/E1XAGe1f6o
Quarterbacks Coach Clyde Christensen coached for the Owls quarterbacks and served as a receivers coach in the mid-80s.
Super Bowl LV #OwlsInTheNFL— Temple Football (@Temple_FB) February 3, 2021
Clyde Christensen - Quarterbacks Coach for the @Buccaneers
- Coached the Owls' quarterbacks from 1983-85
- Also served as Receivers Coach from 1983-85 pic.twitter.com/HIDMRpfY3s
Running Backs Coach Todd McNair played for Temple from 1985 to 1988. He is the sixth best rusher in Temple Football history.
Super Bowl LV #OwlsInTheNFL— Temple Football (@Temple_FB) February 3, 2021
Todd McNair - Running Backs Coach for the @Buccaneers
- Temple Football player, 1985-88
- Sixth best rusher in Temple Football history
- Honorable mention All-American (1987)
- Temple Athletics Hall of Fame, class of 2020 pic.twitter.com/TLNWxSMy2m
In the 1980s, Nick Rapone coached for the Owls' secondary team and served as defensive coordinator. He returned to Temple as secondary coach from 1999 to 2005. He is now the Buccaneers' safeties coach.
Super Bowl LV #OwlsInTheNFL— Temple Football (@Temple_FB) February 2, 2021
Nick Rapone - Safeties Coach for the @Buccaneers
- Coached the Owls' secondary from 1983-88
- Served as Defensive Coordinator from 1985-88
- Returned to Temple as the secondary coach, 1999-05 pic.twitter.com/9pO3oUQv6v
Kansas City Chiefs:
Head coach Andy Reid led the Philadelphia Eagles for 14 seasons and to an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIX.
Andy Reid on the Terrell Owens - Donovan McNabb Feud— Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) February 5, 2021
“I try to remember the good times. There were so many good times. I focus on that. Things happen in this business. I’m not a grudge holder... my wish would be that those two bring it back together”@6abc@terrellowens#Eagles pic.twitter.com/EDsFAuDvyg
Chiefs' defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon is from Ambler, Pa. and is headed back for his second Super Bowl.
He played at Wissahickon High School before being a star player at Villanova University. He went on to be a second-round draft pick for Kansas City,
The head coach's son Britt Reid is the Chiefs' linebacker coach and a former graduate assistant at Temple. Reid was involved in multi-vehicle crash on Thursday night in Kansas City. Chiefs confirmed Britt Reid will not make the trip to Tampa.
Tim Terry is the Chiefs' Director of Pro Personnel. He was a linebacker at Temple in the 1990s. Terry played for the Seattle Seahawks and Cincinnati Bengals, before becoming the assistant director of pro personnel for the Green Bay Packers.
Tight end Travis Kelce is the brother of Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce.
Caught up with legendary Temple RB & 1987 Chiefs 1st rounder Paul Palmer to talk about the 8 @TempleUniv Alum on the Bucs Super Bowl Staff@PaulPalmer_6 played for Bruce Arians + with Todd Bowles & others at @Temple_FB— Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) February 6, 2021
“If they win, I’m sure I’m going to cry”@6abc#SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/Hh3aHfwQRA