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Former Wisconsin tackle Rob Havenstein to play in Super Bowl for Los Angeles Rams

The former Badger will play for the championship.

NFL: NFC Championship Game-Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

After a thrilling, controversial NFC Championship Game, former Wisconsin offensive tackle Rob Havenstein and the Los Angeles Rams will play in Super Bowl LIII after a 26-23 overtime win over the New Orleans Saints.

Greg Zuerlein’s 57-yard field goal in the extra frame sealed the opportunity to play for the NFL championship in two weeks. This will be the first Super Bowl appearance for Havenstein, Los Angeles’ starting right tackle, in his four-year career.

The team selected him in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft as the 57th overall pick and recently signed him to a four-year contract extension prior to the 2018 regular season. In four seasons, Havenstein has started all 59 regular season games he has played in for the organization, which was in St. Louis in 2015 before moving to Los Angeles from 2016 on.

During his Wisconsin career from 2010-14, Havenstein played in 54 games with 42 starts. He redshirted his first season and played in 13 games (one start) in 2011 before starting every game from 2012-14.

In his final year blocking for Melvin Gordon and Corey Clement in 2014, he claimed consensus first-team All-Big Ten honors and a first-team All-America by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). The FWAA, Sporting News and USA Today all selected him as a second-team All-American that season as well.

Havenstein could be joined by former teammate, running back James White, if the New England Patriots defeat the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday night at Arrowhead Stadium.