Meet the Super Bowl-Bound Scarlet Knights

Meet the Super Bowl-Bound Scarlet Knights

No matter who you are rooting for in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, take a moment to show some Rutgers pride and cheer on the four former Scarlet Knights on the field.

Keep an eye out for Sebastian Joseph-Day on the Los Angeles Rams and Duron Harmon, Devin McCourty and Jason McCourty playing for the New England Patriots.

Photo: David Silverman/New England Patriots

This marks the third consecutive season and 11th time in 15 years that a Scarlet Knight will compete in the NFL's biggest game. It’s Devin McCourty's fifth-career Super Bowl appearance and Harmon's fourth-career appearance, while Joseph-Day and Jason McCourty secured their first trips to the title game. Rutgers is tied with University of Georgia for having the most former players in the Super Bowl this year.

Former Scarlet Knights Devin and Jason McCourty will also make some Super Bowl history this year. The brothers are the first set of twins to play in the same Super Bowl and also the first twin teammates in the NFL since 1926.

R-U Rah Rah!

Here are some facts to boost your game day knowledge:

Photo: David Silverman/New England Patriots

Devin McCourty

  • Now in his ninth season with New England, Devin McCourty has appeared in 139 regular-season games during his NFL career. The two-time Super Bowl champion and two-time Pro Bowl selection has collected more than 700 tackles during his tenure with the Patriots along with 80 passes defended and 21 interceptions.
  • A 2018 team captain for New England, Devin McCourty started all 16 games at safety and finished the year with 82 tackles, four passes, defended two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and an 84-yard interception return for a touchdown.
  • Devin McCourty graduated with a degree in sociology and labor studies in 2010 after a standout Rutgers career that saw him earn All-Big East honors, appearing in 52 games with 238 tackles and five interceptions.

Photo: David Silverman/New England Patriots

Jason McCourty 

  • In his 10th season, Jason McCourty has appeared in 138 regular-season games with the Tennessee Titans, Cleveland Browns and New England Patriots. During his NFL career, McCourty has produced 640 tackles, 97 passes defended and 17 interceptions, returning one 56 yards for a touchdown in 2017. 
  • Jason McCourty played in 16 games for New England during the 2018 regular season and started the final 12 contests at cornerback, as he finished the year with 70 tackles, 10 passes, defended an interception and a forced fumble.
  • A 2009 Rutgers graduate with a degree in information technology and informatics, Jason McCourty was a four-year letterwinner and team captain as a senior. He appeared in 47 games with 150 tackles, two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown.

Photo: David Silverman/New England Patriots

Duron Harmon

  • Harmon has played in 95 career games during his six years in the NFL, all with New England. The two-time Super Bowl champion has amassed 150 tackles to go along with 23 passes defended and 15 interceptions as a member of the Patriots.
  • Harmon appeared in 16 games for New England during the 2018 regular season, which included four starts, and finished the year with 38 tackles, four passes defended and a career-high four interceptions.
  • A 2013 graduate with a degree in labor studies and employment relations and human resources, Harmon was a two-time All-Big East First Team selection. He played defensive back in 50 games with 119 tackles and six interceptions.

Sebastian Joseph-Day

  • Drafted in the sixth round (No. 195 overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft, Joseph-Day was on the Los Angeles Rams' 53-man active roster for the entire 2018 regular season after he collected seven tackles and one tackle-for-loss in the preseason. 
  • Joseph-Day finished his Rutgers career playing in 50 games, totaling 97 tackles along with 14.5 tackles-for-loss, 3.5 sacks, two passes batted down and two forced fumbles.
  • In 2017, Joseph-Day earned his degree in journalism and media studies and labor studies.