LOS ANGELES (CBS2/FOX28) -- Austin Blythe takes a lot of pride in being an Iowan - and now the Williamsburg native and Hawkeye Football alum is preparing to represent his home at Super Bowl LIII (February 3, 5:30 p.m., CBS2).
Blythe is in his third NFL season and second with the Los Angeles Rams. He has started all 18 games this season at right guard for the NFC West champions. He has also honored the Ed Thomas Foundation every year for the league's "My Cause My Cleats" initiative.
The 26-year-old is also showing support for 11-year-old Tate Schaefer of Williamsburg as he battles a rare brain tumor. Blythe and Ram teammates Jared Goff and Todd Gurley donated signed jersey for the "TaterTough" Benefit on January 19. After hosting the Schaefers in Los Angeles for the Rams' NFC Divisional Round game against Dallas, Blythe says plans are being made to bring Tate and his family to Atlanta for Super Sunday as well.