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Hanover native Josh Wells wins Super Bowl with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Hanover native Josh Wells wins Super Bowl title with Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Posted at 6:40 AM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 06:41:17-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Former Hanover High School quarterback Josh Wells has his first Super Bowl title after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won their second Super Bowl title Sunday night.

Wells, an offensive lineman, played mostly on special teams Sunday night as the Buccaneers ran over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Just getting to this point was the crowning achievement of a long road of sacrifice and hard work for Wells, who played at Hanover and then at James Madison University before making the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2014.

And along every step of the way were his parents, Jeff and Joy who were in Tampa for the game last night and got to be there with him in victory.

Last week Wells and his family spoke with CBS 6. "There's been times where I wanted to quit, transfer or go somewhere else or things like that. I couldn't quite see it. But to be in this moment and be able to share it with them, I'm just as excited for them as I am for myself," said Wells.

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Josh Wells's parents got to watch their son with his first Super Bowl with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay's head coach Bruce Arians also has Virginia ties. Arians played football at Virginia Tech.