In his first official season, weak Purdue defensive terminate George Karlaftis is a Substantial Bowl Champion. Karlaftis and the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in Glendale, Arizona tonight. Karlaftis made history within the consume as effectively, turning into the principle Greek born NFL participant to consume a Substantial Bowl.
Karlafits is the 43rd Purdue product to play within the Substantial Bowl. The Boilermakers maintain had a manual within the Substantial Bowl in 23 out of the finest 24 years, along side Karlaftis’ look this twelve months. The Chiefs’ consume moreover presents Purdue a Substantial Bowl champion in encourage-to-encourage seasons after Brycen Hopkins won finest twelve months with the Los Angeles Rams.
Purdue’s “Den of Defensive Ends” is rarely any stranger to producing Substantial Bowl champions, as Karlaftis becomes the fifth member of the intriguing community to precise a ring. The four others were Keena Turner, Rosevelt Colvin, Cliff Avril and Bewitch Ninkovich.
Karlaftis caps off a stellar rookie twelve months with the Chiefs on prime. The West Lafayette Excessive College alumnus completed the season with six sacks, which become third most amongst newcomers this twelve months. He moreover racked up 33 total tackles, along side eight tackles for loss and registered 11 quarterback hits for the length of his debut season in Kansas City.
With NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes beneath center, Karlaftis would possibly per chance most likely be contending for more Substantial Bowl wins within the years to near encourage.