Breaking News: 2023–24 Postseason: Former Tennessee Titans Linebacker Set to Create Super Bowl History

Even though the Tennessee Titans will not be participating in the thrilling Super Bowl match on Sunday, one of their own players still has the opportunity to make history. Terrey Killens, a former Tennessee linebacker, will become the first person in history to play and officiate in a Super Bowl, according to Front Office Sports.

This is Killens’ third year officiating a Super Bowl; he will be a member of Bill Vinovich’s crew. Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs will feature Killens, down judge Patrick Holt, line judge Mark Perlman, field judge Tom Hill, back judge Brad Freeman, replay referee Mike Chase, and sideline official Allen Baynes in addition to Vinovich.

This is Killens’ third year officiating a Super Bowl; he will be a member of Bill Vinovich’s crew. Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs will feature Killens, down judge Patrick Holt, line judge Mark Perlman, field judge Tom Hill, back judge Brad Freeman, replay referee Mike Chase, and sideline official Allen Baynes in addition to Vinovich.

Prior to being taken by the Houston Oilers with the 74th overall choice in the 1996 draft , Killens was a member of the Penn State Nittany Lions. Up to the 1999 season, when he recorded 32 tackles, three passes defended, and a fumble recovery, Killens had played infrequently.

That season, the Tennessee Titans (formerly the Oilers) advanced to the Super Bowl but ultimately fell short against the St. Louis Rams 23-16. The six-foot-one linebacker had five stops in the postseason for his squad.

Killens stayed with the Titans for one more season before joining the 49ers in San Francisco. Before joining the Seattle Seahawks in 2002, his last season in the NFL, he had 28 tackles.

Killens will become the first player to both play and officiate in a Super Bowl come Sunday kickoff. The Titans and Rams faced off in the Super Bowl for the first time ever when Killens last played. In the final seconds of the game, Rams linebacker Mike Jones tackled Kevin Dyson, stopping the receiver at the one-yard line as the timer ran out.

 

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