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Noles aim for title, Akers blessed to be in Super Bowl

Cornerback Jalen Ramsey will look to become the 12th Florida State football player to win a national championship and a Super Bowl title when the LA Rams take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night.

Ramsey and tailback Cam Akers play for the Rams, while reserve receiver Auden Tate plays for the Bengals. They will bring the total to 71 Seminoles who have appeared in a Super Bowl and FSU players have participated in 40 of the 56 Super Bowls, according to research by FSU.

Akers has 54 carries for 151 yards in playoff wins over the Cardinals, Buccaneers and 49ers. While had two fumbles at Tampa, Akers has been a valuable part of the Rams’ ground attack. He has made a remarkable comeback from a torn Achilles in July, returning to the practice field in December and playing in the regular-season finale.

When asked why he rushed back in five months from an injury few are able to come back from so fast, Akers told reporters: “I knew the chance was real of going to the Super Bowl. I knew we had a good chance of going. I knew we had a good chance of making that run, and I wanted to be a part of it. I’m blessed to be able to.”

Akers (shoulder) was limited in practices leading up to the Super Bowl but said he hasn’t had any problems or soreness with the Achilles. Rams coach Sean McVay indicated the tailback would be a “big part” of the game plan on Sunday.

Ramsey has nine tackles (eight solos) in the Rams’ playoff run. He had four interceptions in the regular season.

Tate caught three passes in the regular season, missing games due to injury. He is listed as being inactive for the Super Bowl.