The Philadelphia Eagles are sporting some new bling following their celebration of the team’s first Super Bowl win in 52 years. Press Taylor, the team’s quarterbacks coach, was among the players and staff who received rings on Thursday night.
Taylor won consecutive NJCAA national championships with the Grizzlies as the starting quarterback in 2007 and 2008. In his two years in El Dorado, Taylor led the Grizzlies to a record of 17-1, before transferring to Marshall to finish his collegiate career.
Following the Eagles Super Bowl LII victory, Taylor was promoted from Quality Offensive Control to Quarterbacks Coach.
The Eagles’ rings feature a waterfall of 127 diamonds, paying tribute to the “Philly Special” — a trick play which resulted in quarterback Nick Foles catching a touchdown pass on 4th-and-goal from the Patriots' 1-yard line to give the Eagles a 22-12 lead just before halftime. The 127 diamonds represent the sum of the jersey numbers of the three players who touched the ball in the Eagles’ most memorable play of game.
According to Sports Illustrated, the play was devised by Taylor following the final week of the regular season.
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