SEC tops Super Sunday with 20 players
The Southeastern Conference will be represented on Super Bowl Sunday by 20 players from 10 schools, including a league-high five from the University of Tennessee.
According to the team rosters of the AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers, champions of the NFC, the SEC has more players in Super Bowl XLV than any other conference.
The Big Ten also will be well represented on Sunday. There are 18 former student-athletes with conference connections on the teams' rosters – and the Big Ten will feature at least one former player from each conference member in the Super Bowl. Ohio State University has a conference-best four players in the game.
The ACC (14), Big 12 (13), MAC (13) and Pac-10 (10) also have at least 10 players in the game.
Super Bowl XLV kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET Sunday on FOX.
|FORMER SEC PLAYERS|
|Charlie Peprah||S||Green Bay||Alabama|
|Brett Goode||LS||Green Bay||Arkansas|
|Pat Lee||CB||Green Bay||Auburn|
|Maurkice Pouncey||C / G||Pittsburgh||Florida|
|Max Starks *||T||Pittsburgh||Florida|
|Jarius Wynn||DE||Green Bay||Georgia|
|Tim Masthay||P||Green Bay||Kentucky|
|Matt Flynn||QB||Green Bay||LSU|
|Howard Green||NT||Green Bay||LSU|
|Quinn Johnson||FB||Green Bay||LSU|
|Donald Lee||TE||Green Bay||Mississippi State|
|Chad Clifton||T||Green Bay||Tennessee|
|Scott Wells||C||Green Bay||Tennessee|
|Justin Harrell *||DE||Green Bay||Tennessee|
|FORMER BIG TEN PLAYERS|
|Antwaan Randle El||WR||Pittsburgh||Indiana|
|Bryan Bulaga||T||Green Bay||Iowa|
|Charles Woodson||CB||Green Bay||Michigan|
|Flozell Adams||T||Pittsburgh||Michigan State|
|Will Allen||S||Pittsburgh||Ohio State|
|A.J. Hawk||LB||Green Bay||Ohio State|
|Ryan Pickett||DE / NT||Green Bay||Ohio State|
|Matt Wilhelm||LB||Green Bay||Ohio State|
|Jeremy Kapinos||P||Pittsburgh||Penn State|
|Andrew Quarless||TE||Green Bay||Penn State|
|Eugene Bright #||TE||Pittsburgh||Purdue|
|Mike Neal *||DE||Green Bay||Purdue|
|Mark Tauscher *||T||Green Bay||Wisconsin|
|* -- Injured Reserve | # -- Practice Squad|