Canadian tight end Antony Auclair is going to need a bigger jewelry box.
The Super Bowl LV champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers received their massive rings and Auclair was in attendance to collect his hefty keepsake, showing off the hardware on Instagram.
Signed as a free agent by the Houston Texans in April, Auclair dressed for eight games with the Bucs in 2020, 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, but the six-foot-six, 256-pound TE still received a Super Bowl ring.
The massive keepsakes are individually engraved and features 319 diamonds to reference the team’s 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. The nine diamonds on the left trophy represent nine points allowed in Super Bowl LV, one of the fewest in NFL history. And the eight emerald-cut diamonds on each side represent eight straight wins, the longest in franchise history that led to the NFL title win.
The native of Notre-Dame-des-Pins, Que. drew scouts from 17 NFL teams to his pro day at Laval in 2017. Auclair signed with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent and remained with the team for four years, recording ten receptions for 84 yards in 40 games.
The 27-year-old earned $2,935,000 USD with the Bucs, including $1,250,000 on a one-year contract in 2020. He raved about playing with Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, calling him the “greatest teammate of all-time.”