Antoine Winfield Jr. is headed to the Super Bowl

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Kyle Ratke
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The son of Vikings great Antoine Winfield is heading to the Super Bowl.

Bucs rookie defensive back Antoine Winfield Jr. missed the team’s NFC Championship win over the Packers with an ankle injury. He’ll have two weeks to recover, however, and we’ll see if he’ll be able to get on the field for the team’s Super Bowl matchup against the Packers.

The younger Winfield was a huge part of Tampa Bay’s defense this season, starting all 16 games in the regular season.

Antoine Winfield Sr. made the playoffs five times in his career (four with the Vikings), but never advanced to the Super Bowl.

Another Minnesota connection for the Bucs is rookie wide receiver Tyler Johnson, who attended the University of Minnesota.