South Jersey's own Todd McNair, part of the Super Bowl 55 winning Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has been helping NFL running backs get better at their job for a lot of years now.

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McNair was born in Camden, and graduated from Pennsauken High School, where his football career really started to take shape.

McNair went on to play for Temple University, and in 1989 he was selected as an 8th round draft pick by the Kansas City Chiefs, the team he helped beat Sunday in the Super Bowl.

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According to Wikipedia, McNair played multiple positions during his time on the football field, from 3rd-down back, to blocker, to special teams. Upon his retirement in 1996, McNair was reportedly on the books as the Chiefs' 10th all-time receiver.

He'd go on to hold several running backs coaching positions, with the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Bucs in the NFL, and at USC in the NCAA. This impressive resume and, until yesterday, I had no idea he graduated from the same high school as my own mother! By the way, his uncle also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and his brother Scott was a running back for Temple.

So, it ended up being nice to have a South Jersey native to root for during The Big Game. And, as the Buccaneers running backs coach, McNair clearly had an integral part in helping QB Tom Brady win his 7th Vince Lombardi trophy.

Congratulations on your big win, Todd McNair! Come back to SJ and show us that Super Bowl ring when you get it!


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