JAMAICAN HELPS PATRIOTS WIN SUPERBOWL
Written by IrieJam Radio on February 6, 2017
A Caribbean born U.S. football player, helped the New England Patriots win its 5 Super bowl.
Last night’s Super Bowl LI (51) will go down in history as one of the best ever, after the New England Patriots came from behind to force the first-ever overtime in Super Bowl history, and defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28.
Jamaican Patrick Chung of Kingston, who plays strong safety at #23 for the Patriots, help his team’s come back from a 25-point deficit, with 4-1 tackle assists
Drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft, this was Chung’s 3 Super Bowl appearance, following Super Bowl XLVI (46) in 2011, losing to the New York Giants, and Super Bowl XLIX (49) in 2015, defeating the Seattle Seahawks.
Prior to last night’s game, Chung – who is well known to be a very versatile player, had been a major component of the Patriots’ defense during the entire season.
As a college player, Chung started more games at Oregon State University than any other play in school history, never coming into a came off the bench. In his 8 year NFL career, he has recorded 357 tackles, 4 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, and 9 interceptions.
Patrick Chung was the only Caribbean player in Super Bowl LI.
His parents, music producer Ronald Chung and singe Sophia George-Chung, were a musical power couple in the 1980s, in 1985 had a major hit in Jamaica and the U.K. with the song “Girlie Girlie”.