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Notre Dame in NFL: Irish to be Represented on Each Side of Super Bowl LVI

Khalid Kareem (Bengals) and Ben Skowronek (Rams) will look to become the 45th former Irish player to win a Super Bowl ring.

Notre Dame Players in Super Bowl
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Notre Dame will add another Super Bowl champion this year.

Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Khalid Kareem will visit Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Ben Skowronek on Sunday, Feb. 13 at SoFi Stadium, home of the Rams. Skowronek and the Rams will look to become the second straight team to win the Super Bowl at their home stadium after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did so in 2021.

The Bengals rallied to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 to win the AFC, while the Rams knocked out the San Francisco 49ers, 20-17, to claim the NFC crown. The 49ers’ loss eliminated former Irish offensive linemen Aaron Banks and Mike McGlinchey (injured) from the playoffs.

Kareem, a 2020 fifth-round pick by Cincinnati, has one solo tackle in three games during his first postseason.

Skowronek, a 2021 seventh-round pick by Los Angeles, dropped his lone target of the playoffs in the NFC Championship. However, he does have two tackles (one solo) on special teams.

There are 44 Notre Dame players who have won Super Bowl rings. Michael Floyd, who was not on the active roster while injured, was the last former Irish player to win in 2017 with the New England Patriots. Offensive lineman Ryan Harris and defensive back David Burton won Super Bowl 50 with the Denver Broncos in 2016.

The Bengals have never won a Super Bowl, while the Rams (when they were based in St. Louis) captured their lone title in 2000 with Todd Lyght.

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Brandon is a contributor for On Tap Sports Net covering the Chicago Blackhawks, Rockford IceHogs and Chicago Steel. He also covers the Blackhawks as an independent correspondent for NHL.com. Follow Brandon on Twitter @brandonmcain.

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