ODU alumnus Rick Lovato ensures Eagles Super Bowl title will always remain with him

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Earlier this month, Eagles long snapper Rick Lovato became the first former Old Dominion University player to ever win a Super Bowl. Lovato has ensured his history-making victory in Super Bowl LII will remain forever with him.

Wednesday, Lovato tweeted a photo of his new tattoo – a large image of the Vince Lombardi Trophy, the prize awarded annually to the Super Bowl champion, on the left side of his body. He tells News 3 he got the ink Tuesday.

The tattoo does not list a year of the title. Lovato says that was intentional. “I didn’t want to put a main focus on just one Super Bowl when there are many more ahead of us,” he explained.

In a follow-up tweet Thursday, Lovato gave some background on why he got the tattoo.

“Two years ago, I visited Vince Lombardi’s grave in my hometown of Middletown, New Jersey,” Lovato explained. “Not having a full-time job in the NFL yet and not knowing where this career would take me, I trusted my passion and faith to keep reaching my dreams. Through the ups and downs of my first full season in the NFL, I have fulfilled my dream of playing and winning the Super Bowl. It has brought me more joy in my life than I could’ve ever imagined. This tattoo means much more than just winning a Super Bowl.”

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