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Social media reactions of Arizona Wildcats in AFC and NFC title games


Arizona has three active former players still alive in the NFL playoffs with the AFC and NFC championship games played today, and another who is part of it all as a practice-squad member.

They include Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, whose team will host Minnesota in the NFC championship. The Vikings have former Arizona receiver Cayleb Jones on their practice squad.

Rob Gronkowski and Marquis Flowers of the New England Patriots will face the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC title game.

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They are one step away from reaching the Super Bowl. The Wildcats have 45 player appearances in the Super Bowl, led by Glenn Parker and Tedy Bruschi each with five.

Gronkowski is going for his fourth Super Bowl appearance. Either Foles (who turned 29 on Saturday) or Jones are guaranteed to make their first trip to the Super Bowl. Flowers has never advanced to the Super Bowl as well.

Here are some social media reactions involving Foles, Jones, Gronkowski and Flowers:

Jones started his NFL career as an undrafted free agent with Philadelphia.

Jones was the first to hug Stefon Diggs in last week’s historic touchdown reception.


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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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