Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett had himself quite a game in Super Bowl LI. Jarrett had five tackles and three sacks against the Patriots. According to ESPN, Jarrett entered the game with four career sacks and just about matched that in the big game.
He was drafted out of Clemson in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Jarrett’s father, Jessie Tuggle, is a former Falcons defensive player and played the last time the Falcons made the Super Bowl. Tuggle spoke with the USA Today about his son’s Super Bowl appearance.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to play in the largest game on earth. The world is watching. This is his day. This is the Atlanta Falcons’ day. It’s not my day, it’s his day. So I want to sit back and, from a distance — for me personally — I want to let him do his own thing,” Tuggle told the USA Today.
Here was Twitter’s reaction to Jarrett’s performance: