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SEC, ‘Canes top Super Bowl rosters

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(In honor of a certain game that will be kicking off in mere minutes, I’ve decided to repost this with expressed written consent from, well, myself.)

As you may have heard, the Baltimore Ravens will represent the AFC and the San Francisco 49ers the NFC in tonight’s Harbowl Superbaugh Super Bowl.  Obviously, the rosters of both of the two participants will be stocked with players plucked from the NCAA’s free football farm system.

And, just as expected, the conference that lords over BCS titles… and the NFL draft… and the recruiting trail will have a significant presence in, appropriately enough, New Orleans.

Of the 140 players listed on the roster page of the official websites of the two teams — including active, injured reserve, practice squad, etc. — 23 come from the SEC, with the Ravens boasting 12 players from the seven-time defending BCS champion conference and 11 coming from the 49ers.  Of the 14 teams in the league, 12 members will have players who are listed on the two rosters; Kentucky and Vanderbilt are the only two SEC schools not represented.

The ACC and Big Ten are next with 19 players apiece.  Interestingly, 11 of the 12 members of the latter conference will have former players on the two Super Bowl teams, with Minnesota being the lone B1G member shutout this year.  Additionally, the Ravens really like the Big Ten as 13 players from that conference litter the AFC champ’s roster.

The Pac-12 (16) and Big 12 (12) were the only other conferences in double digits.  The highest number for a “non-BCS” conference?  Conference USA with seven, one more than the Mountain West’s six.

As far as individual schools are concerned, the Miami Hurricanes are tops in that category with seven players, five of whom are members of the Ravens.  Oregon was next with five players, followed by Marshall, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Texas and Utah with four apiece.  Four schools had three players each — Arizona State, Georgia, Maryland and Rutgers.

All told, there are 21 players from non-FBS programs.  Delaware and Washburn are the only schools from the other levels with players and around in the game.

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26 Responses to “SEC, ‘Canes top Super Bowl rosters”
  1. be4bama says: Jan 22, 2013 9:46 AM

    ROLL RAVENS ROLL

  2. tailorb says: Jan 22, 2013 11:12 AM

    Quick correction John– the 5 canes are on the Ravens, not 49ers.

  3. John Taylor says: Jan 22, 2013 11:20 AM

    Ah crap. Good catch. Gracias, sir.

  4. dmarado says: Jan 22, 2013 12:22 PM

    So the ‘Canes = a team; does that mean SEC = a team?

  5. canetic says: Jan 22, 2013 12:42 PM

    The U rules the NFL. Let’s go Canes!

  6. chachooga says: Jan 22, 2013 2:04 PM

    The U, not just roll players here…..we are talking superstar probowlers. Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, B. Mckinnie, Frank Gore….pretty awesome to all come from one school.

    Jimmy Johnson and Frank Gore had an “its all about the U” moment post NFC championship.

    I am cheering for the Ravens.

    But the U and the ACC are very well represented here.

    The Noles are back and the Canes are getting there….could be like the late 90s, early 2000s again soon. WE shall see.

    ACC had a great bowl season. Clemson and FSU are flag carriers, GT, UM, Vtech, UNC are all solid and the addition of storied traditions Pitt & Syracuse next year make it a very appealing conference. Louisville and ND (halfway) the following year. It isn’t the SEC with four powers UF, UGA, Bama, LSU….but it is looking good, and as far as NFL talent, the ACC is always on top.

  7. canehouse says: Jan 22, 2013 3:44 PM

    Ed Reed is an all time Canes Great…. Hope to see him go out a champ.

  8. hardballtalkusername says: Jan 22, 2013 10:21 PM

    Oregon has 5, but I thought that team full of players that couldn’t make it at the next level?

  9. fincity305 says: Jan 23, 2013 12:04 AM

    Ray lewis, michael irvin, warren sapp, sean taylor, ed reed, jerome brown, micheal barrow, edgerrin james, clinton portis, frank gore, andre johnson, reggie wayne, jimmy graham, kellen winslow,jr., jeromy shockey, jonathon vilma, vince wilfork, ryan mcneil, vinny testaverde, bryant mckinnie.. Need I say more, U haters?

  10. txnative61 says: Jan 23, 2013 1:27 AM

    “players plucked from the NCAA’s free football farm system.” is true but only part of the story. NO farm system generates the revenue to be self supporting much less the enormous profits of college football. It could be viewed as siphoning profits from the NFL as well. The players with successful NFL careers were grossly underpaid even if they advantaged themselves of the best education their scholarships offered. Other than the institutions themselves, all other scholarship athletes, including women, benefited from educations, and locales from the positive influence of a more educated populace. That would extend down to the lowest level of NCAA play, where games generate many times more interest than say Class A baseball. Those scholarships are most often utilized to their fullest, lacking professional prospects. There’s a bit more to telling the whole truth.

  11. uscgiant says: Jan 23, 2013 5:01 AM

    The U already know!

  12. uhemi says: Jan 23, 2013 12:23 PM

    NFLU, Go Canes !!

  13. be4bama says: Jan 23, 2013 12:38 PM

    Uhemi that may have been true 10 or 15 years ago.

  14. necr0philia says: Jan 23, 2013 1:52 PM

    Where is 35miles and his dumb A$$ comments o wait here they come!!! U tough!!! Go Canes!!!

  15. necr0philia says: Jan 23, 2013 1:54 PM

    Oh yeah one more thing ALL NCAA ALLEGATIONS OVER THE CANES IS SUSPENDED!! Congrats Canes now time to get into the BSC.

  16. jason1214 says: Feb 3, 2013 6:33 PM

    Miami fans need to shutup…you’ve been irrelevant for almost a decade.

  17. bengalsstillsuck says: Feb 3, 2013 7:07 PM

    ACC ACC ACC

  18. be4bama says: Feb 3, 2013 7:10 PM

    There are 19 SEC players in the SB. 10 on the Ravens and 9 on the 49ers.
    SEC SEC SEC

  19. kozbee says: Feb 3, 2013 11:06 PM

    Anyone know the where abouts 0f Updyke when the lights went out in the SuperBowl ?

  20. be4bama says: Feb 3, 2013 11:11 PM

    That was Te’os girlfriend that did that. No one saw her do it.

  21. clemsonstillsucks says: Feb 3, 2013 11:33 PM

    @ Necro

    Okay – you only have ONE more chance to correctly state what post season title game you think the University of Miami has a shot at next year: B _ _.

    Take all the time you need…..feel free to call your lifeline, Neville Shapiro…

  22. 35longmiles says: Feb 4, 2013 5:47 AM

    NFL, rampant unchecked PED usage
    +
    UM, rampant unchecked PED usage (formerly)
    ————————————————
    =

    fincity305 says:
    Jan 23, 2013 12:04 AM
    Ray lewis, michael irvin, warren sapp, sean taylor, ed reed, jerome brown, micheal barrow, edgerrin james, clinton portis, frank gore, andre johnson, reggie wayne, jimmy graham, kellen winslow,jr., jeromy shockey, jonathon vilma, vince wilfork,

    Duh []_[] should change its mascot from a skinny leg Ibis to skinny leg ostrich because they have their head in the sand on this topic like NO OTHER. What’s that U say cane dummys? It was “swagger?” Gotcha

    (attention cane morons: click dislike NOW just like I did)

  23. 35longmiles says: Feb 4, 2013 5:51 AM

    fincity305 says:
    Jan 23, 2013 12:04 AM
    Ray lewis, michael irvin, warren sapp, sean taylor, ed reed, jerome brown, micheal barrow, edgerrin james, clinton portis, frank gore, andre johnson, reggie wayne, jimmy graham, kellen winslow,jr., jeromy shockey, jonathon vilma, vince wilfork, ryan mcneil, vinny testaverde, bryant mckinnie.. Need I say more, U haters?

    ——
    Well, you should probably mention that amongst that list are bankruptcies, deadbeats, dead guys, a murderer, crack head, and drug cheats. Great list.

  24. crazycane says: Feb 4, 2013 10:16 AM

    35longmiles says: Feb 4, 2013 5:51 AM

    fincity305 says:
    Jan 23, 2013 12:04 AM
    Ray lewis, michael irvin, warren sapp, sean taylor, ed reed, jerome brown, micheal barrow, edgerrin james, clinton portis, frank gore, andre johnson, reggie wayne, jimmy graham, kellen winslow,jr., jeromy shockey, jonathon vilma, vince wilfork, ryan mcneil, vinny testaverde, bryant mckinnie.. Need I say more, U haters?

    ——
    Well, you should probably mention that amongst that list are bankruptcies, deadbeats, dead guys, a murderer, crack head, and drug cheats. Great list.
    —-
    You mean a typical night in Gainsville.

  25. chumthumper says: Feb 4, 2013 2:16 PM

    If I’m not mistaken, Nebraska currently leads all schools with at least one player on a Super Bowl roster at 20 straight years.

  26. be4bama says: Feb 4, 2013 2:41 PM

    Really cool stat Chum

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