Only four players over the age of 40 have ever managed to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy after a Super Bowl, but if we take out place kickers and punters the list gets narrowed to two players, who did it on three separate occasions, can you guess who did it?
If your first guess was Tom Brady, you’re most definitely right, as he did it with the Patriots while being over 41 years old when he defeated the Los Angeles Rams in February 2019 to claim his sixth ring.
But you surely are thinking that Brady then won another Super Bowl, breaking his own record when he managed to take the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a victory at home over the Kansas City Chiefs at Super Bowl LV, when he was 43 years and six months old, with this being the record for the oldest NFL player to ever win a Super Bowl.
Continuing to leave out kickers from this list, the only other player to ever have an NFL championship ring after being 40 years old is former offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth, who managed to secure his victory alongside the Rams this past season after defeating the Bengals, retiring a few hours after.
Kickers that have won the Super Bowl after 40 years of age
Jeff Feagles and Mike Horan are the two punters that managed to help their teams to a Super Bowl victory after having surpassed 40 years of age, with Feagles being the second oldest player to ever win one, just behind Tom Brady, with the former Giants punter winning a Super Bowl ring just a bit over a month shy from turning 42 years old, against Brady’s Patriots in 2008.
Mike Horan managed to set his name on the record books in the 2000’s Super Bowl, when he was a punter for the then St. Louis Rams, who defeated the Tennessee Titans in the title game.
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