Louisville adds ex-Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch to program

January 13, 2022 GMT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Scott Satterfield has named former Cardinals standout and Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch as the program’s director of player development.

Branch played 12 NFL seasons with the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. He caught 21 passes in two Super Bowl victories with the Patriots, including 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles to tie a game record and earn MVP honors in Super Bowl XXXIX.

Branch was also a two-time All-Conference USA first team selection at Louisville from 2000-01. His No. 9 is among the program’s honored jerseys.

Satterfield welcomed Branch back to his alma mater in a release on Thursday and called him a recognizable name whom players can look up to. He added, “To have one of the greatest wide receivers to ever play at Louisville and a former Super Bowl Most Valuable Player join our staff, is a great addition to our football program.”


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