The singer was joined by Academy Award-winner Troy Kotsur, who delivered an ASL rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner."

Stapleton appeared on the field dressed in all black with his trusty guitar in hand

Joining him on the field was Academy Award winning actor Troy Kotsur

who took home best supporting actor for his role in CODA, to offer an ASL interpretation of the national anthem.

Stapleton kept his performance simple, letting his gruff voice convey all of the raw emotion necessary for the national anthem

while his restrained guitar performance offered a further sense of gravitas to the set

A number of players and coaching staff — including the Eagles’ head coach Nick Sirianni

Later on in the evening, Rihanna is set to take the stage as this year’s halftime show performer