Latinos in the Super Bowl

Martín Gramática
Martín Gramática
Several Latin players have made successful appearances in the most important game of the year.

Several Latin players have made successful appearances in the most important game of the year.

Super Bowl history is very rich and there are always elements worth analyzing that define each NFL champion.

Latinos participation has grown in the League, yet in the first years there were some elements from Hispanic origin that showed their power.

Here we remember the 10 most important Latinos:

  • Martín Gramática

In 2002, the Argentinian Martín Gramática won Super Bowl XXXVII with the Tampa Bay Bucaneers, where he scored two field goals; his 92.9 playoff percentage is the fifth highest in the Super Bowl era.

  • Ted Hendricks

Born in Guatemala, eight-time Pro Bowler, 4 time Super Bowl winner: number V with the Colts, XI, XV and XVIII with the Raiders.

  • Raúl Allegre

On January 1987, the Mexican played his first Super Bowl in the XXI Edition where made the kickoff. He won two Super Bowls with the Giants: XX1 against the Denver Broncos and XXV against the Buffalo Bills

  • Efrén Herrera

In 1977, the Guadalajara born, became the first Hispanic that wasn’t born in the US to win a championship ring (Super Bowl XII, Dallas Cowboys).

  • Tom Flores

On January 25th, 1981, although he had already won two Supe rBowls as a player and as an assistant coach. Flores became the first latino Head Coach to win a SB.

  • Jim Plunkett

He had 72 wins as a QB, he was the first Latino to win the Heisman trophy and number one overall selection in the NFL Draft, by the Patriots. On January 1981, he won SB XV with the Raiders and again in 1984

  • Ron Rivera

Son of Puertorrican father and Mexican mother, he was drafted by the Bears in 1984 and won Super Bowl XX. Nowadays he is Redskins HC.

  • Tony Casillas

Son of a Mexican father, he made 23 sacks in his career. He never made more than three in one season; in the 1992 playoffs with the Cowboys, he made three sacks to lead the team that won SB’s XXVII and XXVIII.

  • Louis Vasquez

Of Mexican ascendance, he was named to to the Pro Bowl and All Pro in 2014. He started off as Left Guard for the Denver Broncos in SB 50.

  • Manny Fernández

Of Mexican ascendance, he played three consecutive SB’s with the Dolphins. The first one against the Cowboys. He won the next two, VII edition against the Redskins and VIII edition against the Vikings.

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