Congrats to Tom Brady, Alan Branch and Cam Gordon! 45 SB Champions!

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on February 1st, 2015 at 10:03 PM

Add 3 more Wolverines to the list of Super Bowl Champions. Congrats!!!

Player Pos. U-M Years Super Bowl(s) Team
John Rowser DB 1964-1966 I Packers
Rick Volk DB 1964-1966 V Colts
Tom Stinic LB 1966-1968 VI Cowboys
Dave Brown DB 1972-1974 IX Steelers
Jim Mandich TE 1967-1969 VII, VIII Dolphins
Jim Smith WR 1974-1976 IX, X Steelers
Walt Downing C 1974-1976 XVI 49ers
Dwight Hicks S 1974-1976 XVI, XIX 49ers
Bubba Paris OT 1978-1981 XIX, XXIII, XXIV 49ers
Stefan Humphries OG 1980-1983 XX Bears
Chris Godfrey DT 1976-1979 XXI Giants
Jamie Morris RB 1984-1987 XXII Redskins
John Elliott OT 1983-1987 XXV Giants
Elvis Grbac QB 1988-1992 XXIX 49ers
Desmond Howard WR 1988-1991 XXXI Packers
Brian Griese QB 1993-1997 XXXII Broncos
Ty Law CB 1992-1994 XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX Patriots
Tom Brady QB 1995-1999 XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX Patriots
Marquise Walker WR 1998-2001 XXXVIII Bucs
Jerame Tuman TE 1994-1998 XL Steelers
Grant Bowman DL 1999-2003 XL Steelers
Larry Foote LB 1998-2001 XL, XLIII Steelers
Cato June LB 1998-2002 XLI Colts
Marlin Jackson CB 2001-2004 XLI Colts
Amani Toomer WR 1992-1995 XLII Giants
Ryan Mundy S 2003-2006 XLIII Steelers
LaMarr Woodley LB 2003-2006 XLIII Steelers
Jonathan Goodwin C 1999-2001 XLIV Saints
Adrian Arrington WR 2004-2007 XLIV Saints
Charles Woodson CB 1995-1997 XLV Packers
David Baas OL 2000-2004 XLVI Giants
Mario Manningham WR 2005-2007 XLVI Giants
Alan Branch DT 2004-2006 XLIX Patriots
Cam Gordon LB 2009-2013 XLIX Patriots




February 1st, 2015 at 10:13 PM ^

It's a defensible 3rd-down call, but with a TO and 1 yard to go, amazed they didn't run it.  Also, throwing inside seems like the worst idea in short-yardage situations like that; Wilson's pass was only a bit off, but when you have 4 guys nearby bad stuff can happen.


February 1st, 2015 at 11:01 PM ^

That would've been the third time an insane catch cost them the Super Bowl. It was also karma for the way they won that NFC title game against Green Bay. I wonder if Brandon Bostick feels better or worse right now.

I'm happy for Brady getting the fourth SB ring. He deserves it and I just love how he always gives credit to his teammates.


February 1st, 2015 at 11:38 PM ^

OK, throwing on third and 1 could make sense, but throw a fade to the corner of the endzone, or rollout one of the most mobile QBs in the league and stretch the defense... DO NOT throw a slant into traffic, causing your team to blow back-to-back Super Bowls.  

Oh well, I'm glad for all the Wolverines who are now SB champs


February 1st, 2015 at 11:07 PM ^

During the game, Marshawn Lynch had 24 carries. He got stopped for negative yardage zero times and got stopped twice for no gain (where he probably got something anyway, even if it was less than a yard). Guy always falls forward. Giving him the ball was as close to a sure thing as you can get in that situation. 

People always over use the whole "worst call EVER" schtick, but in this case I think its exactly correct. 

Darker Blue

February 1st, 2015 at 10:08 PM ^

if the 'hawks run the ball instead of throwing it, we're probably talkinig  about how the Pats blew another one. 


Great game and congrats to Cam, Alan, and Tom.


February 1st, 2015 at 10:10 PM ^

Congrats to the Patriots.  Seattle played well enough to win, but absolutely terrible playcalling at the end cost them.  Well, that and encroaching when NE probably was going to give up the safety.


February 1st, 2015 at 10:18 PM ^

the same ballsy call attitude at the end of the first half was his downfall at the end of the game.

Could not have have happened to a bigger bag!

Go Blue

Chitown Kev

February 1st, 2015 at 10:19 PM ^

You are on the one yard line with the best back in the NFL right now with 2 TOs and you throw the ball...I don't get it. Brady played a great game...but still..