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What does the Eagles’ first Super Bowl mean for Mychal Kendricks and Hoover High?

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks, left, and Eagles linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill celebrate after Super Bowl LII on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. The Eagles beat the New England Patriots, 41-33.
Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks, left, and Eagles linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill celebrate after Super Bowl LII on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. The Eagles beat the New England Patriots, 41-33. TNS

Mychal Kendricks is a Super Bowl champion after his Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 in Minneapolis on Sunday.

The Fresno native becomes the first Hoover High alum to win a Super Bowl, according to former coach Pat Plummer. The school has produced many NFL players including Kendricks’ brother Eric, whose Minnesota Vikings were beaten in the NFC Championship game two weeks ago, and Henry Ellard, the former Fresno State star who had a 17-year NFL career.

Kendricks started Sunday at outside linebacker and recorded his first solo tackle in the first quarter. He was also in on plays in the second quarter and fourth quarter.

Kendricks was emotional after the game.

The Eagles selected Kendricks in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Cal.

Anthony Galaviz: 559-441-6042, @agalaviz_TheBee

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