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‘Nobody deserves this trophy more than Andy Reid’: Longtime coach wins his first Super Bowl championship

Kansas City Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt, right, hands the trophy to head coach Andy Reid after the chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
Kansas City Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt, right, hands the trophy to head coach Andy Reid after the chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla.

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Former BYU lineman Andy Reid finally has won a Super Bowl as a head coach.

After coming up short as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles 15 years ago in the title game, Reid led the Kansas City Chiefs to a 31-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV on Sunday.

Down 20-10 entering the fourth quarter, the Chiefs outscored the 49ers 21-0 to claim the win.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell presented the Vince Lombardi trophy to Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt and Norma Hunt.

“I’m so happy for our players, coaches and fans, but especially Andy Reid,” Clark Hunt said. “Nobody deserves this trophy more than Andy Reid.”

Fourth quarter

8:10 p.m. MST

The Chiefs rallied with three fourth-quarter touchdowns to give Kansas City a 31-20 lead late in the fourth quarter.

With 6:53 left, Patrick Mahomes connected with Travis Kelce for a score. Less than four minutes later, Mahomes found Damien Williams for a touchdown to give Kansas City the lead, and then Williams put the icing on the cake with just over a minute left on a long scamper.

There wasn’t much influence from local players in the final frame, although former Utah Ute Mitch Wishnowsky had two punts for the 49ers.

Third quarter

7:07 p.m. MST

The 49ers took control of the Super Bowl with a 10-point third quarter. After driving for a Robbie Gould 42-yard field on the opening drive of the second half, a former BYU defensive standout made a momentum-swinging play for the 49ers.

With the Chiefs facing a third-and-12 at their own 39, Fred Warner stepped in front of the intended receiver and picked off Patrick Mahomes, the first turnover forced by San Francisco on the night.

Warner’s interception set up a 55-yard San Francisco drive that ended with a Raheem Mostert 1-yard touchdown run to put the 49ers aheadd 20-10 with 2:35 left in the third.

Former BYU safety Daniel Sorensen added two tackles in the third quarter, while Warner added a pair of tackles late in the period.

Second quarter

6:03 p.m. MST

Kansas City and San Francisco head into halftime tied at 10-10 after the Chiefs added a short field goal following a Bashaud Breeland interception early in the quarter, then the 49ers responded with a seven-play, 80-yard drive that ended with a Kyle Juszczyk 15-yard touchdown grab.

Former BYU linebacker Fred Warner made the most impactful play of what’s been a mostly quiet first half for locals, getting credited with the 6-yard loss when Mecole Hardman lost ground on an end-around. He has four tackles in the half. Former BYU safety Daniel Sorensen has two tackles, including an assisted in the second, but missed the tackle on Juszczyk’s touchdown. Former Utah State Darwin Thompson was targeted on an incomplete pass for Kansas City in the second quarter, while former Utah standout Mitch Wishnowsky has yet to punt for San Francisco.

First quarter

5:15 p.m. MST

The Chiefs took a 7-3 lead after one quarter, responding to a San Francisco field goal drive with a touchdown. Patrick Mahomes scored from a yard out with 31 seconds to play in the quarter to put Kansas City ahead. Mahomes has thrown for 40 yards and rushed for 11 more while Chiefs running back Damien Williams has rushed for 32 yards on five carries. Deebo Samuel leads the 49ers with two carries for 39 yards.

Former Utah State running back Darwin Thompson had the opportunity to score first for the Chiefs, but he was stuffed for no gain on first-and-goal the play before Mahomes scored. Former BYU linebacker Fred Warner had added three tackles, two solo, for the 49ers while another Cougar, Daniel Sorensen, has a solo tackle for Kansas City. Former Utah punter Mitch Wishnowsky hasn’t punted yet but was the holder on Robbie Gould’s 38-yard field goal to kick off the scoring.


3:15 p.m. MST

The inactive lists for both the 49ers and Chiefs for Super Bowl LIV are out, and with veteran running back LeSean McCoy on the inactive list for Kansas City, that means Utah State’s Darwin Thompson is the backup behind Damien Williams. Thompson is a rookie with the Chiefs.

Former Utah and Brighton High offensive Jackson Barton is also inactive for Kansas City, like he has been for every game since joining the Chiefs’ active roster in mid-November.

One snippet that didn’t make the Barton profile earlier this week was Barton talking about how his family teased brother Cody, a rookie linebacker in Seattle, after he accidentally broke Seahawks coach Pete Carroll’s nose by hitting him in the face with a football.

“That’s all my family were talking about for weeks. He would get mad. Anytime we’d bring it up, he’s like, ‘It’s over and done with. I don’t want to talk about it anymore.’ He knew he was all good with Pete Carroll but at the same time, it’s still kind of awkward when you break somebody’s nose,” Jackson Barton said.