KC Coaches Join List of UTEP Miners Who Have Won Super Bowl Rings
The Kansas City Chiefs comeback win in Super Bowl 54 gave the team its first Lombardi Trophy in 50 years and head coach Andy Reid his first ever Super Bowl win.
Reid had previously been the winningest coach in NFL history without a championship.
The victory also means he and Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub join the ranks of former UTEP Miners who have won professional football's ultimate piece of finger wear.
The list of UTEP Miners who earned a Super Bowl ring includes Tony Tolbert, Chris Jacke, Seth Joyner, Brian Young, and Lee Mays. Before all of them there was Don Maynard and George Daney.
Maynard was a Miner from 1954–56 when it was still Texas Western College. He played for the New York Jets in Super Bowl III vs the Colts, regarded as one of the greatest upsets in American sports history. Maynard is a member of the elite NFL Hall of Fame - the only former UTEP player to be so honored.
Daney was a Miner from 1965-67 and was the Kansas City Chiefs first-round draft choice in 1968. He got his ring in 1969 after KC defeated the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV.