Head to Nebraska, Young Man, If You Want to Play in the Super Bowl

January 24, 2013 at 9:06a    by Jason Priestas    
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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).


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BuckeyeChief's picture

I wonder what the list of Super Bowl winners + schools looks like. We've gotta be up there...

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

BuckeyeChief's picture

Never mind; none on the 2007 Giants/ 2001 Ravens.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

Alhan's picture

Still, 12 years in a row is nothing to sneeze at.  Good job Buckeyes!

You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy

buckeye4life050233's picture

Last 4 or so super bowl winners had a buckeye on them, 12' Giants (Jim Cordle, Jake Ballard ), 11' Packers (Ryan Pickett, A.J. Hawk, Matt Wilhelm), 10' Saints (Malcolm Jenkens, Will Smith ), 09' Steelers (Santonio Holmes)

OSUStu's picture

Go ahead and add the 2008 Super Bowl - Pats - Vrabel

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

dancorona5's picture

could be wrong but wasnt Mike Doss of the 2007 winning Colts team?

OSUStu's picture

He was on the team but I think was on the IR

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

dancorona5's picture

you're right. good call!

cajunbuckeye's picture

Head to Ohio State, young man, if you want to win National Championships!!!!!!!!

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Killer nuts's picture

and THEN win Super Bowls

CO 303 Buckeye's picture

I am very curious to see how many former Bama/Auburn/LSU/Florida players have played in Super Bowls in recent years.  I don't understand how Ohio State can send top notch players to The League with such elite consistency, yet at the same time struggling to beat top-level opponents with relative frequency.  I will bite my tongue until this time next year though, because we very well could be National Champs.