The Greek Super Bowl’s winner
Chris Maragos is an American football safety for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL).
He was born on January 6, 1987 in Milwaukie and his father is from Filiatra.
Maragos was a football and track star for three years at Park High School in Racine.
Maragos redshirted at Western Michigan in 2005, where he played as a wide receiver. Then Maragos transferred to Wisconsin and sat out a year due to NCAA transfer rules. During this time, Maragos was converted to defense, where he became a standout free safety.
He signed with the San Francisco 49ers on April 26, 2010 and he was released on September 3, 2011.
Maragos was signed to the Seattle Seahawks” practice squad on September 22, 2011. The Seahawks promoted him to the active roster on October 22. During his stint with the Seahawks, Maragos has routinely been awarded the team honor for «Special Teams Player of the Week.»
On April 11, 2013 Maragos signed a one-year contract with the Seahawks for $1.32 million but on September 6th, 2013 Margos accepted a pay cut to $855,000.
In 2013, the Seahawks secured the top playoff seed in the NFC with a conference-best 13-3 record.
“Regardless of how big a game it is, whether there’s history or not, you take every game and you just go out there and try to play as well as you possibly can, be prepared as well as you possibly can and leave it all out there like it’s your last opportunity to play football.”
On February 2, 2014, Maragos and the Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8 in the second-most lopsided Super Bowl in history. It was the most-watched program in the history of American television.
«Thought I was dreaming this morning… Then I got out of bed and realized how sore I was….. that just happened!!!!» he wrote in his twitter account the day after the game.
He is married and has one son and he and his wife are expecting one more son in a few weeks.