Yazoo Celebrates Super Bowl LII


PHILADELPHIA, PA – MAY 18: Fletcher Cox of the Philadelphia Eagles poses for a portrait at the NovaCare Complex on May 18, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Philadelphia Eagles)

There is no better place to spend Super Bowl Sunday, February 4, 2018, than in the hometown of Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive tackle and Yazoo City native Fletcher Cox!

Fletcher Cox is the first Yazooan to play in the Super Bowl since Willie Brown. Brown became a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame after he played for the Oakland Raiders for 12 years beginning in 1967. Watch Willie Brown’s legendary interception and 75-yard touchdown during Super Bowl XI on YouTube.

Fletcher graduated from Yazoo City High School in 2009 and went on to play three seasons at Mississippi State University. The Philadelphia Eagles picked Cox 12th overall in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. At the end of his 4-year contract in 2016, the Eagles gave Fletcher Cox a 6-year, $103 million contract extension with $63 million guaranteed against injury, the most ever for a non-quarterback.

Among other awards and honors, Fletcher Cox received Second-Team All-Pro Honors in the 2014 and 2015 seasons, was selected to the Pro-Bowl in the 2015, 2016, and 2017 seasons, received the Ed Block Courage Award in 2015, and has twice been ranked by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players (2016, 2017). For the first time in his career, Fletcher Cox will play in the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 4, 2018.

Fletcher Cox has used his fame and fortune to benefit his hometown in many ways, including the notoriety just for being his hometown, which he is always proud to claim. He has held summer football camps, donated a trailer full of bicycles to a local drive for needy children in Yazoo City held in November 2017, and more.

In honor of Fletcher Cox, a Yazoo hometown hero, the following businesses will be hosting Super Bowl watch parties and events. Please use the event or location’s contact information below for more details on each event. We hope to see you in Yazoo for Super Bowl 52!

Super Bowl Party at The Pointe Yazoo’s Newest Event Venue (formerly Howell’s Restaurant) 618 Center Park Lane, Yazoo City Beginning at 4 PM For tickets and info contact Doug at 601-214-9803

H L Cigar Shoppe Super Bowl Party honoring Fletcher Cox 1575 N Jerry Clower Blvd, Yazoo City 12 PM-Until Free Food by Andre Lloyd & Randall Granderson Free Admission Live Music by DJ Rann Visit H L Cigar Shoppe on Facebook for more info.

Little Yazoo Sports Bar Super Bowl Celebration US-49 at Little Yazoo, 11 miles South of Yazoo City Beginning at 2 PM No Cover Charge Guests are welcome to bring a covered dish to share. Watch Super Bowl LII on the big screen with surround sound, Bar, and plenty of Pool Tables for a night of fun. Visit Little Yazoo Sports Bar & Grill on Facebook for more information.