Pro Athletes, Legends, BYU Alumni Show Love To Andy Reid After Super Bowl LIV Win
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former BYU player, graduate assistant and current Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid won his first ever Super Bowl as an NFL head coach on Sunday when the Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV.
Reid spent two seasons at BYU as a player from 1978-80 and was a graduate assistant for Cougars legend LaVell Edwards in 1982.
BYU alums, sports legends and athletes took to Twitter to congratulate Reid on winning the Super Bowl.
Los Angeles Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson is a big fan of Andy Reid.
Andy Reid, one of my favorite coaches, glad to see you raise the Vince Lombardi trophy!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) February 3, 2020
BYU Athletics Director and former teammate Tom Holmoe was happy for Reid on Twitter.
This couldn’t have happened to a greater guy. Andy Reid – World Champion – and future NFL Hall of Fame Head Coach! pic.twitter.com/wnzZDVN8tx
— Tom Holmoe (@TomHolmoe) February 3, 2020
Villanova head coach and National Champion Jay Wright congratulated Reid on the Super Bowl victory. The two go back to when Reid was the head coach of the Eagles.
Congrats to coach Andy Reid – a great coach and Philly guy !! https://t.co/GxYrqvvTOS
— Jay Wright (@VUCoachJWright) February 3, 2020
KSL Sports’ BYU Insider Mitch Harper pointed out a moment after the game that Reid and BYU legend Steve Young shared on ESPN.
Great moment on ESPN between Andy Reid and Steve Young.
— Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) February 3, 2020
BYU associate athletic director and tight end legend Chad Lewis was thrilled for his former coach and fellow alum.
Andy Reid is a Super Bowl Champ! He has earned the respect of coaches, players, fans and media. I am so grateful for his influence and friendship!! @BYUfootball He and Tammy are a package deal just like LaVell and Patti Edwards. Somewhere in heaven LaVell is smiling!! pic.twitter.com/4Hs1nxZIz7
— Chad Lewis (@Chadlewis89) February 3, 2020
One of the best players in the NBA, LeBron James congratulated Andy Reid on Twitter.
Happy as hell for the big guy Andy Reid!! Congrats Coach!!! 👏🏾🙏🏾
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 3, 2020
Reid’s old team, the Philadelphia Eagles was happy for their former coach. He took the Eagles to five NFC Championship games and one Super Bowl appearance in his 12 seasons as head coach.
Time's yours, Andy. pic.twitter.com/aEiv5qiZNp
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) February 3, 2020
Former BYU great and ESPN College Football Analyst Trevor Matich sent a thoughtful tweet about Reid winning the Super Bowl.
I've never seen Chiefs coach Andy Reid so emotional–after so many years, he's finally letting it all out. No coach is more beloved by his players, because of the man he is. BYU Nation is proud of one of its favorite sons. #SuperBowl #SuperBowlLIV #GoChiefs
— Trevor Matich (@TMatich) February 3, 2020