Undrafted out of Wisconsin, safety Chris Maragos signed with San Francisco 49ers in 2010. He spent time on the team and the practice squad, and he was demoted or released multiple times. The final release came on Sept. 3, 2011, under new head coach Jim Harbaugh.
Three weeks later, Maragos joined the Seattle Seahawks’ practice squad.
And now, he’s a Super Bowl champion.
Maragos made one tackle in Super bowl XLVIII – a 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos – and participated in Seattle’s victory parade, which drew close to one million people on Wednesday.
“It’s kind of hard to put in words exactly what I just experienced,” Maragos said Wednesday night on The MoJo Show, “but it was probably (one of the) top two coolest things I’ve ever done in my life.”
Maragos celebrated the day with his wife, son and mother-in-law.
“I think the coolest thing is when you look at your family who’s kind of been behind the scenes,” Maragos said. “But they’ve kind of been through every step of your career: the highs, the lows, the ins, the outs, the ups, the downs – everything. And so, to really be able to experience (that) and share that with them, that’s really make it all worthwhile.”
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