Former LSU football safety Tyrann Mathieu was fired up for the Kansas City Chiefs’ matchup against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.
There’s never a bad time for a fiery pregame speech, but Super Bowl LIV was absolutely the perfect time for Tyrann Mathieu to get his team fired up with one.
The former LSU football standout broke it down before Super Bowl LIV and gave a pregame speech to his teammates that focused on “oneness”.
Mathieu’s speech obviously worked, as the Chiefs left Miami with the Lombardi Trophy after a 31-20 win over the 49ers.
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The Honey Badger, who had an unceremonious exit from LSU in 2012, spent the first five years of his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals, and had a brief stint with the Houston Texans in 2019, before landing a three year deal worth $42 million with the Chiefs this past off-season.
Mathieu made quite an impact for the Chiefs in 2019, finishing the season with 75 tackles, two sacks, four interceptions and 12 passes defensed.
I think it’s easy for folks to forget sometimes just how good Mathieu was at LSU. I mean, we’re talking about a defensive back who finished fifth in Heisman Trophy voting in 2011 as a sophomore. He was a stud player who became a household name during his two seasons in Baton Rouge.
Mathieu was a first round talent that fell to the third round because of his dismissal from LSU in 2012 (and subsequent decision to not play football anywhere that season and enter the 2013 NFL Draft).
Seeing Mathieu win a championship just seems appropriate. He’s one of the best safeties to ever come though the SEC. It’s no surprise he helped the Chiefs win their first Super Bowl since 1970.