With Super Bowl LVI still fresh in our memories we have begun to notice that the NFL and Montana Grizzly football are starting to have a "6 degrees of Kevin Bacon" kind of relationship. "6 degrees of Kevin Bacon" or "Bacon's Law," is where someone names an actor or actress and you try to connect them to another actor or actress via a film that both actors have appeared in together, repeating this process to try and find the shortest path that ultimately leads to Kevin Bacon. For Montana Football, the path from FCS football to Super Bowl MVP is rather short. In fact, the current Super Bowl MVP once played in Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

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Just Bombs Productions/YouTube

Cooper Kupp is a former WR for the Eastern Washington Eagles. A team that has been a Montana Grizzly rival for decades. He has even played multiple games inside Washington-Grizzly Stadium. In the course of 10 years, Kupp went from playing in the Big Sky Conference to claiming the title of Super Bowl MVP. In a recent interview, Kupp talked about being thankful that he never got any offers to play at an FBS level and ended up playing at EWU.

Check out some of Cooper Kupp's highlights from his time at EWU, as well as footage of him playing inside Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

30 famous people you might not know were college athletes

Stacker dug deep to find 30 celebrities who were previously college athletes. There are musicians, politicians, actors, writers, and reality TV stars. For some, an athletic career was a real, promising possibility that ultimately faded away due to injury or an alternate calling. Others scrapped their way onto a team and simply played for fun and the love of the sport. Read on to find out if your favorite actor, singer, or politician once sported a university jersey.

LOOK: 50 images of winning moments from sports history

Sometimes images are the best way to honor the figures we've lost. When tragedy swiftly reminds us that sports are far from the most consequential thing in life, we can still look back on an athlete's winning moment that felt larger than life, remaining grateful for their sacrifice on the court and bringing joy to millions.

Read on to explore the full collection of 50 images Stacker compiled showcasing various iconic winning moments in sports history. Covering achievements from a multitude of sports, these images represent stunning personal achievements, team championships, and athletic perseverance.

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