Cincinnati Football: Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner receives NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year

New York Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner against Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Getty Images.
New York Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner against Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Getty Images. /
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Sauce Gardner was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year following his impressive campaign with the New York Jets!

After becoming the highest draft pick in Bearcats history,ย Gardner broke onto the scene with a historic rookie season.

Gardner became the first cornerback in more than four decades to receive All-Pro First Team recognition as a rookie.

In addition to leading the league with 20 pass deflections, Gardner racked up 75 tackles and two interceptions this season.

Cincinnati Football: Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner receives NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year

During his Bearcats career, the Detroit native never allowed a touchdown and was named AAC Defensive Player of the Year.

A couple other former Cincinnati standouts are also taking center stage this week with the Kelce brothers facing off in the Super Bowl!

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Eagles center Jason Kelce will become the first brother duoย to meet in Super Bowl history.

Both brothers earned All-Pro First Teamย honors alongside Gardner and have a chance to win a second championship on Sunday.

Cincinnati Football: Kelce brothers set to become first brothers to meet in Super Bowl

Theย Kelce brothers have combined for nine All-Pro First Teamย selections and will square off in the Super Bowl this week.

During a win over the Bengals in the AFC title game,ย Travis broke the record for most yards by a tight end in playoff history.

With both franchises looking to win a second Super Bowl in the last six years, the Eagles are 1.5-point favorites per WynnBET.

It should be a competitive Super Bowl matchup as the former Bearcat brothers look to make an impact on the biggest stage!

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