This weekend, the Jacksonville Jaguars will play their first NFL playoff game in a decade, and Susan Tedeschi has been tapped to sing the National Anthem before kickoff.
Pro Football Weekly notes that Tedeschi has become a fan of the Jaguars due to her relationship with husband and Tedeschi Trucks Band partner/guitarist Derek Trucks, a diehard supporter of the team even through the lean years.
“We factor in the Super Bowl every year because we try to get out,” Trucks says. “We don’t book tours around the Super Bowl. But I hadn’t factored in the Jaguars being in the playoffs. So we have a lot of gigs in January. “But we have the wildcard round off, so we’ll go to that game. If the team stays good, we might have to factor that into our touring schedule.”
Tedeschi will sing before Sunday’s home Wild Card game versus the Buffalo Bills, which is set to kick off around 1pm ET on Sunday. The game will be broadcast via CBS.
— Tedeschi Trucks Band (@DerekAndSusan) August 29, 2014