Excitement for Sunday's Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams is growing across America.
In the history of the Patriots and Rams, there have been 25 former BYU football players who have suited up for either team.
Here is a look at each of those players, the first being in 1962.
C.J. Ah You, Los Angeles Rams (2009-2011)
Jason Andersen, New England Patriots (1998-2000)
Jason Andersen, who played for BYU from 1994-97, was selected by the New England Patriots in the 1998 NFL Draft in the seventh round with the 211th overall pick.
He played two seasons with the Patriots (1999-2000) where he saw limited time at center but appeared in 11 games in 1999 as a member of special teams and seven more in 2000.
David Aupiu, Los Angeles Rams (1987)
David Aupiu played for BYU from 1979-82. During his time in Provo he played in 29 games and had 59 total tackles. He played for the Rams in 1987, and was one of five former Cougars on that year's team.
Austin Collie, New England Patriots (2013)
One of the career leaders in receiving for BYU, Austin Collie joined the New England Patriots after four seasons in Indianapolis.
During his one season with Tom Brady and the Patriots, Collie played in seven games. He caught six passes for 63 yards.
Dick Felt, New England Patriots (1962-1966)
Following his discharge from the miltary, Dick Felt played seven years of professional football, including five with the Boston Patriots.
He played in the first two AFL All-Star Games in 1961 and 1962. In 1963 the Patriots won the AFL Eastern Division Championship.
Gordon Gravelle, Los Angeles Rams (1979)
Gravelle was the first BYU Cougar to play for the Rams. It was the final stop on his eight-year NFL career. With the Rams, he played in eight games and started three of them.
Bruce Hansen, New England Patriots (1987)
Former BYU linebacker and fullback, Bruce Hansen played one season for the New England Patriots.
In his one year in New England, Hansen ran the ball 16 times for 44 yards. He also had one catch for 22 yards.
Lee Johnson, New England Patriots (1999-2001)
The only player on this list to play for both franchises, Lee Johnson was a punter in the NFL for 18 seasons.
In his second season with the New England Patriots, Johnson set his career high for net punt yards with 3,314. The following year, he set a career long punt when he booted a 76-yard punt against his former team, the Cincinnati Bengals.
The final year of his career was spent in Philadelphia, where he averaged 37.4 yards per punt.
Bryan Kehl, Los Angeles Rams (2010-11)
Kehl played for the Rams for one and a half seasons. During that time he had 38 tackles, six tackles for loss and two quarterback hits.
Harvey Langi, New England Patriots (2017)
The 2017 season was Harvey Langi's first in the NFL. Langi played in one of the Patriots' first five games before being injured in a car accident on Oct. 13.
Police say Langi was stopped at a traffic light in Foxborough when Kevin Conroy's Jeep, going 50 mph, rear-ended him. The force pinned Langi's car between the Jeep and the car in front of him.
Chad Lewis, Los Angeles Rams (1999)
In 1999, Chad Lewis played in six games for the Rams, with one catch for 12 yards in the season opener against the Baltimore Ravens.
Lewis was released by the Rams, and signed by the Eagles, where he played six more seasons.
Eathyn Manumaleuna, New England Patriots (2014)
As a four-time letterman at BYU he played in 56 games with 51 starts. Manumaleuna registered 144 total tackles and 6.5 sacks during his career. He helped BYU to a No. 13 national ranking in total defense in 2011. As a freshman he was also part of a defensive effort ranked No. 9 in the nation in rush defense and scoring defense.
In the 2007 Las Vegas Bowl, Manumaleuna blocked a potential game-winning kick by UCLA to preserve the 17-16 BYU victory.
While he was on the Patriots during the 2014 season, he did not play in any games.
Trevor Matich, New England Patriots (1985-88)
Trevor Matich, a member of BYU's 1984 national championship team, was drafted by the New England Patriots with the last pick in the 1st Round of the 1985 NFL Draft.
He played four season in New England, playing in a total of 26 games for the Patriots.
Spencer Nead, Los Angeles Rams (2003)
Spencer Nead was a tight end for the Cougars from 2001-02, but was a fullback for the Rams in 2003. He appeared in 10 games that year.
David Nixon, Los Angeles Rams (2010-11)
David Nixon suited up for BYU in 2003, 2006-08. He played for the Rams in 2010-11. He played in six games, where he had six tackles, all solo. He was one of three Cougars on the 2011 roster.
Brady Poppinga, Los Angeles Rams (2011)
In 2011, Brady Poppinga played in 15 games, and started in 12 of those.
He Had his third-most tackles in a season with the Rams (59), two pass deflections, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.
Rodney Rice, New England Patriots (1989)
Rodney Rice, who played for BYU from 1986-88, was a kick returner for one season with the New England Patriots. He averaged 22 yards per kick return.
Rodney Thomas, Los Angeles Rams (1991)
Rodney Thomas played for BYU from 1984-97. H had 124 tackles, 17 pass break-ups, nine interceptions and two touchdowns during his career in Provo.
He played for the Rams in 1991, where he appeared in three games.
Casey Tiumalu, Los Angeles Rams (1987)
Casey Tiumalu was a kick return specialist in the NFL. during his single season in Los Angeles, he averaged 19.8 yards per return.
He played for the Rams in 1987, and was one of five former Cougars on that year's team.
Kyle Van Noy, New England Patriots (2016-18)
After being traded to the New England Patriots in 2016, Kyle Van Noy has made a name for himself.
Van Noy has played in 20 games during his time with the Patriots. He has 69 tackles, 6.5 sacks, an interception and is on the doorstep of his second Super Bowl ring in as many years.
Leon White, Los Angeles Rams (1992-93)
The BYU national championship team in 1984 had talented offensive players but it was the Cougar defense that put the team in position to win it all. White was one of the most important players on that squad as a disruptive presence. He ended his career with 249 tackles, 19 pass breakups and 42 quarterback hurries.
He played for the Rams from 1992-93. He played in 27 games, and had two interceptions.
Cary Whittingham, Los Angeles Rams (1987)
Before he was the Timpview football head coach, Cary Whittingham appeared in three games in Los Angeles.
He played for the Rams in 1987, and was one of five former Cougars on that year's team, along with his brother, Kyle.
Kyle Whittingham, Los Angeles Rams (1987)
Kyle Whittingham played for the Rams in 1987, and was one of five former Cougars on that year's team, along with his brother Cary. He started three games that year.
Marc Wilson, New England Patriots (1989-90)
After eight seasons with the Raiders to begin his career, former BYU quarterback Marc Wilson played the last two seasons of his career with the New England Patriots.
Wilson played in 30 games, and threw for 2,631 yards, nine touchdowns and 16 interceptions in New England.