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Destiny Vaeao snaps WSU’s Super Bowl drought

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The Philadelphia Eagles are headed to the Super Bowl and that means Destiny Vaeao will represent the Cougars in the big game.

Assuming he plays in Super Bowl LII, Vaeao will become the first Cougar to play in a Super Bowl since Jason David made an appearance for the Indianapolis Colts in 2007. Vaeao recorded one tackle in the NFC Championship game.

In addition to breaking the Super Bowl drought, Vaeao will become the first WSU player recruited by Mike Leach to appear in the Super Bowl. There will be another Leach recruit on the other side of the game with Danny Amendola playing for the New England Patriots.

Although Vaeao will potentially be the only Cougar to play in the game, he isn’t the only Coug who would get a Super Bowl ring should the Eagles win. Wide receiver Dom Williams spent the season on the Eagles’ Injured Reserve list. Wide receiver Marquess Wilson also signed a futures contract with the Eagles recently, as he tries to make the roster next season.

Best of luck to Destiny in the Super Bowl.



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