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Former Mountaineer Keith Tandy Wins His First Super Bowl Ring

On Sunday night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, 31-9, giving Tom Brady an NFL record seven Super Bowl rings.

But that’s not what West Virginia fans will take away from Super Bowl LV.

Former WVU defensive back Keith Tandy (2007-11) won his first Super Bowl ring on Sunday night, as a coach for the Buccaneers. Tandy is in his first year as assistant special teams and defensive coach for Tampa Bay.

The once All-Big East defensive back had an incredible colligate career at WVU. Tandy helped the Mountaineers capture the Orange Bowl, defeating Clemson, 70-33, on January 4, 2012. The Kentucky native picked off Clemson’s Tajh Boyd for an interception and recorded six tackles against the Tigers.

Tandy was then drafted by Tampa Bay in the sixth round of the 2012 draft and played in the NFL until 2018.

The former Mountaineer returned to his high school to start his coaching career at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School in Pasco County, Florida in 2019. After one season, Tandy was hired by his former team to come on the team as a defense and special teams coach.

The 2010 Big East interceptions leader helped coach the Bucs to allow just nine points to the Patrick Mahomes led Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.

This is just the start of a new career for Tandy, and there’s a good chance he will have more Super Bowl opportunities in the upcoming years.

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