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Whichever team wins Super Bowl LVII, a John Carroll alum will get a ring. When the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs face off in the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 12, 2023, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, four Blue Streaks will rep JCU.

On the Eagles, Dave Caldwell ‘96, Jarrod Kilburn ‘14, and Joe Kasper form a JCU trio. On the Chiefs, Jalen Myrick ‘19 represents the Blue & Gold.

This will be the seventh consecutive year with at least one Blue Streak represented in the Super Bowl (since SB LI in 2017), and the fifth consecutive year where at least one Blue Streak will win the Super Bowl (since SB LIII). 


JCU Trio in Philly

David Caldwell ‘96 serves as the Eagles' Senior Personnel Director/Advisor to the General Manager. Caldwell joins rarefied air in JCU’s NFL world. He is just the second Blue Streak to reach the Super Bowl with two different NFL franchises, as he won Super Bowl XLI with the Indianapolis Colts. 

The only other Blue Streak to accomplish this feat was the winningest NFL coach of all-time, Don Shula ‘51 (Baltimore Colts in SB III in 1969 and the Miami Dolphins in SB VI in 1972).

Jarrod Kilburn ‘14 is another member of the front office. During the 2022 offseason, Kilburn was named a college/pro scout for the Eagles after spending the previous season as a scouting intern with the organization. Kilburn led the Blue Streaks as JCU quarterback and was an Academic All-OAC selection in 2013.

Joe Kasper is a former JCU wide receivers coach who has worked his way up the NFL ranks. After coaching at John Carroll in 2017, the Mentor native coached at Duke University from 2018-20. In 2021, Kasper worked as a defensive quality control coach in Philly before being promoted to the Eagles’ wide receivers coach. 


Chiefs’ Myrick joins elite company

Jalen Myrick ‘19 is in just his fourth season in the NFL and is already making his third Super Bowl appearance. He enters his fourth season with the Chiefs and his second as a College & Pro Scout with the Chiefs. Kansas City has earned a reputation as an organization with savvy personnel moves both in the NFL Draft and free agency, which has landed them in the Super Bowl yet again.

Myrick is now the 10th Blue Streak to take part in three Super Bowls, and the first since D.J. Debick in 2019 (SBs LI-LIII with the Patriots).

For JCU’s full Super Bowl history, click here


Numbers and notes to know before the game

  • 5th consecutive Super Bowl with a Blue Streak earning a ring
  • 7th consecutive Super Bowl with 1 or more Blue Streaks
  • 26 individuals with JCU ties to reach the Super Bowl 
  • 27 out of 57 Super Bowls with a JCU representative
  • 72 appearances by Blue Streaks in the Super Bowl