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5 College Football Programs That Produce the Most Super Bowl Players
Bleacher Report ^ | 2-1-14 | Amy Daughters

Posted on 02/01/2014 6:24:17 PM PST by FlJoePa

Did you know that the SEC has the most players in this season’s Super Bowl?

Yes, college football’s most dominant conference has 31 players dotted among Seattle and Denver’s rosters. This gives it an eight-player advantage over the second-place finisher Pac-12, according to Jon Solomon of AL.com.

It’s yet another notch in the SEC’s big, bad belt.

Since the Super Bowl has been going on for almost 50 years—way longer than the SEC’s current reign—could it be that teams from other conferences are the real all-time leaders?

To answer this, we scoured Pro-Football Reference’s Super Bowl rosters for all 48 games in history.

(Excerpt) Read more at bleacherreport.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Sports
KEYWORDS: football; ncaa; nfl
Don't like Pete much. Really like MRob. Sort of like Peyton. Gotta go with the hawks I guess.
1 posted on 02/01/2014 6:24:17 PM PST by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

The joke is the SEC and Pac12 never play each other in bowl games.

The two best conferences don’t play each other.


2 posted on 02/01/2014 6:28:16 PM PST by staytrue
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To: FlJoePa

An ex-Wisconsin player will have a huge impact on the game.


3 posted on 02/01/2014 6:28:44 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

I’d be more interested in the football programs that produces the most graduates.


4 posted on 02/01/2014 6:29:59 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: FlJoePa
If you include this year’s tilt between Denver and Seattle, 96 teams have ascended to the Super Bowl since it debuted in 1966.

The first Super Bowl was in 1967.

5 posted on 02/01/2014 6:35:09 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: FlJoePa

A much more accurate rating would be which teams or conferences have the most players in the NFL.

I know the MVP of the first three Superbowls were all QBs from Alabama.


6 posted on 02/01/2014 6:44:23 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: FlJoePa

Go Bruins!


7 posted on 02/01/2014 6:51:43 PM PST by rbbeachkid (Get out of its way and small business can fix the economy.)
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To: staytrue
The two best conferences don’t play each other.

It will be up to the schools now records now. Let the bitching begin that the SEC and PAC 12 dominate the playoffs probably at least 2 teams every year. Those conferences will also have more money to pay the players.

8 posted on 02/01/2014 7:09:01 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: FlJoePa

It’s all about the U!


9 posted on 02/01/2014 7:31:52 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: staytrue

The PAC 12 was good this year but they aren’t the second best league


10 posted on 02/01/2014 7:32:47 PM PST by SPRINK
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To: SPRINK

If you add Nebraska Colorado Missouri, and Texas am the big 12 would be number 1


11 posted on 02/01/2014 7:37:53 PM PST by SPRINK
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To: yarddog

RTR.

And don’t forget “The Snake”


12 posted on 02/01/2014 7:57:51 PM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

That would be the PAC-12.


13 posted on 02/01/2014 8:01:39 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: logitech

Stabler was maybe the most accurate passer ever. He could throw the long ball and put it right on the money just about every time.


14 posted on 02/01/2014 8:02:51 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: gorush

Who spent most of his career at Maryland (?), NC State(?). Anyway he’s a really good player. Peyton wins but still b a good game.


15 posted on 02/01/2014 8:05:45 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: FlJoePa

The FCS school players would most likely have played in the SEC if they qualified academically. Seeing how bad the SEC schools are in academics, that is really a sad state of affairs.


16 posted on 02/01/2014 8:07:17 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: yarddog

He could run too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIvqaAyjT_w


17 posted on 02/01/2014 8:12:29 PM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: staytrue

They’ve played a few games in the last decade or so. SEC seems to win more than they lose.

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/collegesports/2013/08/28/pac-12-football-head-to-head-vs-the-sec/

Maybe they could drum up more games if they moved the Rose Bowl back to the Southeast. Of course, last time they did that, the game was against a Southern Conference team, not an SEC team.


18 posted on 02/01/2014 8:12:56 PM PST by PAR35
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To: dfwgator

Surprising.


19 posted on 02/01/2014 8:34:53 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (Even Forrest Gump got into Alabama...)
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To: rbbeachkid
Go Bruins!

This is not a hockey thread!

20 posted on 02/01/2014 9:12:24 PM PST by LurkingSince1943 (Former War Criminal)
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To: Fiji Hill
Depending which article you read, the term "Super Bowl" didn't become official until 1969 or 1970.

theatlantic.com

21 posted on 02/01/2014 9:27:56 PM PST by LurkingSince1943 (Former War Criminal)
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To: LurkingSince1943

I always trick people when I ask them how many NFL Championships the Minnesota Vikings won.

Most will say “none”, because they know they lost all four SBs they played in.

But they actually did win the last pre-merger NFL Championship.


22 posted on 02/01/2014 9:47:34 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

My favorite Vikings trivia question: When they traded Tarkington to the Giants, who did they trade him for?


23 posted on 02/01/2014 10:03:24 PM PST by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses - Tony Snow)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

That would, I believe, would be Penn State, even before they were Big 10.


24 posted on 02/01/2014 10:18:41 PM PST by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: gortklattu; dfwgator

If you mean the four draft picks the Vikings received for Tarkington, that’s an easy one. If you want to know who those draft picks turned out to be, that would take more research.

One of the most frustrating things about having lived for all XLVIII games is the trivia I remember that is tough to verify.

Case in point: As Max McGee crossed BEHIND the goalpost to haul in the first “Super Bowl” score, I distinctly heard the announcer mention that Max McGee had been a jet pilot. Years later, when I mentioned this on a radio call-in show, Will McDonough (the late/famous Boston Globe sportswriter) told me I was probably wrong.

It took me years of searching on the internet to verify this fact. By then, both McGee and McDonough had died.

1967 seems so long ago!


25 posted on 02/01/2014 11:23:25 PM PST by LurkingSince1943 (Former War Criminal)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Seattle QB graduated from NC State in three years before he ever went to Wisconsin. He is not only a great quarterback but he is also very intelligent.
26 posted on 02/02/2014 12:07:09 AM PST by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: LurkingSince1943; Travis McGee; Squantos; Pelham; onyx

I recall it being called super bowl from jump street

I was there..10 years old....played football myself then..watching with former Giant....my father........seeing..Bart Starr....Paul Horning.....Otis ...
....Dawson

Packers of course won and Vince ruled....a real coach

And it was called Super Bowl by everyone


27 posted on 02/02/2014 12:55:05 AM PST by wardaddy (wifey instructed me today to grow chapter president beard back again....i wonder why?)
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To: wardaddy; LurkingSince1943; Travis McGee; Squantos; Pelham
I think you're right, wardaddy, you "youngster," you...LOL.

10 years old, huh?, when you watched those guys play!

DrO and Paul Hornung were boys and team mates together at Flaget's High School for Boys . Flaget was a small Catholic school on the very poor side of town, but they won several state championships in football.

As y'all likely know, Paul eventually went to Notre Dame, (after his cherished Mom made him return the '56 Bel-Air Bear Bryant gave him to entice him to play for the Univ. of KY) DrO went to USNA and the rest is history.
28 posted on 02/02/2014 1:38:40 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: JSteff

I thought I read U of Iowa was tops or near the top in graduates.


29 posted on 02/02/2014 6:05:40 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: LurkingSince1943

Lol, and I am not a hockey fan. Too funny!


30 posted on 02/02/2014 8:42:45 PM PST by rbbeachkid (Get out of its way and small business can fix the economy.)
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To: onyx; wardaddy

“10 years old, huh?,”

Man, he is a kid!

Paul Hornung, always a favorite even if he did play for the mackerel snappers.


31 posted on 02/03/2014 6:59:15 PM PST by Pelham (Obamacare, the vanguard of Obammunism)
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To: Pelham; wardaddy

Yeah, he is a kid!
And, BTW, Paul Hornung is a faithful RC.
That’s why his mom made him attend that University!


32 posted on 02/03/2014 9:35:04 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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