Canadian tight end Antony Auclair has become a world champion with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Quarterback Tom Brady led the Bucs to a 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, throwing three touchdowns on the way to being named game MVP. It’s his seventh career NFL title and first for Auclair.
“He’s gotta be the greatest teammate of all-time,” Auclair said about Brady.
The native of Notre-Dame-des-Pins, Quebec dressed for eight games this season, making two starts. He was inactive for all four of Tampa Bay’s post-season victories over Washington, New Orleans, Green Bay, and Kansas City.
However, Auclair will still receive a Super Bowl ring for being part of the Bucs’ 53-man roster.
The 27-year-old completed his fourth season with the Buccaneers in 2020 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 highly-regarded blocker.
Auclair made 17 catches for 229 yards and two touchdowns in eight regular season games for Laval University in his final collegiate season. He recorded a team-high 70 receiving yards and one touchdown in the 2016 Vanier Cup championship victory over the University of Calgary.
The U Sports product drew scouts from 17 NFL teams to his pro day in 2017.
Auclair is the third Canadian to win a Super Bowl over the last two NFL seasons with Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Ryan Hunter members of the Kansas City Chiefs last year.