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Players on both teams reflected on social media following the game.
Patriots players -- including Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman and Sebastian Vollmer -- shared their jubilation.
New England Patriots Super Bowl Champs!!!!— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) February 2, 2015
So proud of my guys!!!! pic.twitter.com/JwYkwxibWF— Sebastian Vollmer (@SebVollmer) February 2, 2015
Jimmy Garoppolo, New England’s backup quarterback, also expressed excitement. He had spent the previous weeks playing the role of Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson in practice.
In the losing effort, Seahawks players -- including Richard Sherman, Doug Baldwin and Wilson -- shared team pride and gratitude for fan support.
Thank you God for giving us the opportunity.... That's all you can ask for....Thank you everyone for the support all year— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) February 2, 2015
I'm truly thankful to play this game. Thankful for my teammates and the resilience we showed together. Truly blessed. Just a tough loss.— Doug Baldwin Jr (@DougBaldwinJr) February 2, 2015
Thank You God for the opportunity. We'll be back... I will never waiver on who He has called me to be... Thanks 12s #GoHawks— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) February 2, 2015
The game was the most tweeted Super Bowl ever, with 28.4 million total tweets, including 395,000 tweets per minute following Butler's interception.