If you saw Luke Bryan's National Anthem performance at Super Bowl LI last night, you also saw a Rockford native flying over NRG Stadium at the end of the performance. How cool!


Maj. Nate Hofmann is serving his first season with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds. He is the right wing pilot flying the No. 3 jet, and is a Rockford native. He is a 2005 graduate of U of I, and began his Air Force career as communications officer before attending pilot training. You can read his full bio here.

In case you missed The National Anthem last night, or you just want to relive it again, here's the performance. Can you spot Maj. Nate Hofmann at the end?





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