Four players with Minnesota ties on Chiefs and Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV

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The Vikings aren’t playing in the final game of the season, but don’t worry: the Super Bowl still has a Minnesota angle.

Here are four players with ties to Minnesota who are on either the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or the Kansas City Chiefs. Some of these are obvious, but some might surprise you.

On a similar note, check out Vikings Wire’s “Homegrown Legends,” an all-star team of Minnesota representatives.

This was compiled with the help of each team’s roster page and the 247 Sports roster pages, the latter of which lists each player’s high schools.

Here is a list of four players with some connection to Minnesota:

Buccaneers S Antoine Winfield Jr.

Photo: Syndication: The Record

At one point, Winfield Jr. played high school football for Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He stood out for the University of Minnesota before getting drafted by Tampa Bay. His father also used to play for the Vikings.

Buccaneers WR Tyler Johnson

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Johnson is a Minneapolis native. He played high school football for Minneapolis North and he went on to stand out for the University of Minnesota. Similar to Winfield Jr., Johnson is a rookie.

Chiefs LB Damien Wilson

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He played college football for the University of Minnesota.

Buccaneers OT Joe Haeg

Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young, center, lines up against Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive tackle Joe Haeg, left, and ight end Rob Gronkowski (87) during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Haeg is a native of Brainerd, Minnesota. He played high school football for Brainerd before playing for NDSU in college.