Head to Nebraska, Young Man, If You Want to Play in the Super Bowl
Next Sunday, a former Cornhusker will suit up for a Super Bowl team for the 20th year in a row:
The game will also include a former punter from Nebraska (Baltimore's Sam Koch), marking the 20th year in a row the Cornhuskers will have a player participating in the NFL's deciding game – the longest such streak of any school in college football, according to a survey of college sports information directors compiled by Dan Apple, the assistant director of communications for the University of Florida's football program.
Mildly surprising: Nebraska, not Miami, has the longest streak of sending players to the Super Bowl.
Bewilderment: Purdue is tied for second on the list, two years up on Ohio State:
Nebraska's streak is six years longer than its next-closest competitors, Notre Dame and Purdue. Rounding out the top 10 are Ohio State, LSU, Georgia and Illinois (12 years in a row), Florida (11), Iowa (10) and Texas (eight).