Former Sacramento City player Ahkello Witherspoon to play in Super Bowl LIV

Ahkello Witherspoon (Courtesy Sacramento City College Athletics)
Ahkello Witherspoon (Courtesy Sacramento City College Athletics)

SACRAMENTO - Sacramento City College will be represented on football's biggest stage for the second straight year when former Panther Ahkello Witherspoon takes the field in Miami for Super Bowl LIV with the San Francisco 49ers.

The third-year cornerback, who missed six games midseason with a sprained foot, has started ninegames and played in 11 for the 49ers. Witherspoon has 26 tackles this season, including a season-high five against the Seattle Seahawks in San Francisco's key 26-21 win on Dec. 29. He's also highlighted his year with a 25-yard interception which returned against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 8.

Witherspoon played for Sacramento City in 2013, finishing with 21 tackles and three interceptions. He was also a standout in the classroom, posting a perfect 4.0 GPA during the fall semester. He received a scholarship to play football at the University of Colorado where he finished his career tied for 13th on the program's all-time passes broke up list (28).

Witherspoon was invited to play in the 2017 East-West Shrine Game before being drafted in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft by San Francisco.

Sacramento City was represented in last year's Super Bowl by defensive tackle Ethan Westbrooks who played for the Los Angeles Rams.