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Carson Wentz (right), the second-year Philadelphia Eagles quarterback from North Dakota State, and Eagles quarterbacks Nate Sudfeld (middle) and Nick Foles (left) ride atop a bus on the Super Bowl championship parade route in Philadelphia Thursday. Bill Streicher / USA TODAY Sports1 / 2
Carson Wentz speaks to the fans at the end of the Thursday's Super Bowl parade in Philadelphia. Thousands gather around the Rocky steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art with the Eagles parade down Broad Street ending at the art museum. Suchat Pederson / USA TODAY NETWORK2 / 2

PHILADELPHIA—It was only seven years ago when Carson Wentz was a senior at Bismarck Century High School. It was only three years ago when Wentz was celebrating a national championship with North Dakota State's football team.

Thursday, amidst an estimated 2 million fans lining the streets of Philadelphia, Wentz was part of a parade that celebrated the Philadelphia Eagles' Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots last Sunday. Even though he did not play in the Super Bowl because of his knee injury, Wentz was on the bus that overlooked the huge crowd and spoke at the end of parade on the "Rocky" steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

With fans chanting "MVP," Wentz said: "I hope you all can get used to this."