Former Cal linebacker wins 1st career Super Bowl ring with Philadelphia Eagles

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Update: 02/05/2018: This article has been updated to reflect the change in parade time.

Mychal Kendricks is an NFL champion.

The former Cal linebacker recorded four tackles — two solo — during the Philadelphia Eagles’ 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52 on Sunday evening.

With the win, the Eagles captured their first-ever Vince Lombardi Trophy, all while denying Tom Brady and Co. their sixth.

Kendricks, the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year for the Bears in 2011, was second on Philadelphia’s defense in tackles this season with 77, co-leading a defensive front along with Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham.

Graham made the crucial defensive play late in the game with the Eagles up late, stripping Brady in the backfield and forcing the Patriots’ only turnover of the game.

Former Arizona quarterback Nick Foles took home MVP honors in a game that featured a Super Bowl record of 1,151 total yards of offense.

Kendricks and the Eagles will celebrate their win with a parade in Philadelphia on Thursday.

Josh Yuen is an assistant sports editor. Contact him at [email protected].

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