John Fox becomes 6th coach to take 2 teams to Super Bowl

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

With the Broncos' win in the AFC Championship, Fox has joined a very exclusive list.

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John Fox couldn't manage to get his hands on the Lombardi Trophy when his Carolina Panthers reached the Super Bowl 10 years ago. Now he'll get another chance at it.

With the Denver Broncos' 26-16 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday, Fox has become just the sixth coach in NFL history to lead two different teams to the Super Bowl. Fox, who has led the Broncos to division titles in each of his first three seasons, also took the Panthers to the title game during the 2003 season. He lost that game to the Patriots on a last-second field goal by Adam Vinatieri.

Fox spent nine seasons in Carolina, helping revamp the fledgling franchise. He never could recapture success after the Super Bowl appearance, however, failing to finish above .500 in four of his last five years.

The Broncos hired Fox in 2011, and he's rewarded them with three consecutive playoff appearances.

Fox's second trip to the title game puts him in very exclusive company. Below are the other five head coaches to take multiple teams to the Super Bowl.

Head coach Team Super Bowl Team Super Bowl
Don Shula Baltimore Colts III Miami Dolphins VI, VII, VIII, XVII, XIX
Bill Parcells New York Giants XXI, XXV New England Patriots XXXI
Dan Reeves Denver Broncos XXI, XXII, XXIV Atlanta Falcons XXXIII
Dick Vermeil Philadelphia Eagles XV St. Louis Rams XXXIV
Mike Holmgren Green Bay Packers XXXI, XXXII Seattle Seahawks XL

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