The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced that tight end Antony Auclair will be inactive for today’s Super Bowl against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The 27-year-old is in his fourth season with the Buccaneers and has appeared in 40 games with 20 starts at tight end. Though not often involved in the passing game — he has ten career receptions for 84 yards — Auclair is a well-regarded blocker.
The native of Notre-Dame-des-Pins, Que. dressed for eight games this season, making two starts. He was inactive for all three of Tampa Bay’s postseason victories over Washington, New Orleans, and Green Bay.
The Laval product was a star at Laval University and drew scouts from 17 NFL teams to his pro day in 2017. He made 17 catches for 229 yards and two touchdowns in eight regular season games for the Rouge et Or in his final year with the team.
Auclair is the third Canadian to reach the Super Bowl over the last two seasons with Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Ryan Hunter appearing in it last year with the Kansas City Chiefs. The pair were the first Canadians to play in a Super Bowl since Jon Ryan and Luke Willson did so with the Seattle Seahawks in February 2015.
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