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USF Football: Former Bulls Tight End Mitch Wilcox Heading to Super Bowl LVI as Cincinnati Bengals Beat Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 in AFC Title Game

Money Mitch adds to the legacy at USF.

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Yet another former South Florida Bulls will play in the Super Bowl as former Bulls’ tight end Mitchell Wilcox and his Cincinnati Bengals knocked off the Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 in overtime of the AFC Championship game.

Wilcox is the 14th former Bull to make the Super Bowl, and it’s the 18th time a Bull will be in the Big Game. A former USF player has played in 9 of the last 11 Super Bowls—including Jason Pierre-Paul, and Austin Reiter, where both won a ring.

Wilcox played a vital role as the second tight end on the field for the Bengals in their final drive of the game to set up the game-winning field goal in overtime. Wilcox was the lead blocker on running back Joe Mixon’s 13-yard gain to the Chiefs’ 12-yard line to help basically ice the game for Cincinnati.

The Tarpon Springs grad is the first tight end in USF history to make the Super Bowl. Wilcox finished the 2021 regular season with three catches for 16 yards.

Not bad for a guy who was so completely underutilized by former offensive coordinator [named redacted].

The Bengals will face the winner of the NFC Championship game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams on February 13, 2022.

Congrats Mitch!