Super Bowl 2018: Trey Burton throws TD pass for Eagles on trick play

By Adam Silverstein
February 4, 2018
Super Bowl 2018: Trey Burton throws TD pass for Eagles on trick play
Football

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Trey Burton did something in the first half of Super Bowl LII that even the great Tom Brady could not. The former Florida Gators tight end and quarterback recruit threw a touchdown pass late in the second quarter to give the Philadelphia Eagles a 22-12 lead over the New England Patriots.

The pass was the first of Burton’s NFL career. It came on 4th-and-Goal from the 1-yard line and was completed to Eagles quarterback Nick Foles on a direct snap reverse to the tight end.

Burton completed 11-of-17 passes for 103 yards for Florida from 2010-13. He did not throw a touchdown pass in his college career, making Sunday’s toss his first since he played for Venice High School in 2009.

Since being picked up by Philadelphia as an undrafted free agent in 2014, Burton has flourished as a stop-gap tight end. Just this season, Burton has 23 receptions for 248 yards and five touchdown.

The Eagles went on to win Super Bowl LII giving Burton, injured kicker Caleb Sturgis and defensive back Jaylen Watkins rings. This was the 16th straight season that a Florida player made it to the Super Bowl and the eighth time in the last 10 seasons that a Gators player has won a ring. Overall, UF has 31 Super Bowl rings won by 24 different players over 21 Super Bowls.

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