OT: Hilarious Super Bowl Stat

Submitted by Brendan71388 on January 23rd, 2017 at 11:19 AM
According to NJ.com, Rutgers--yes, Rutgers--has more former players on the combined Super Bowl rosters than any other college program, and twice as many as any other Big Ten team. Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu and Patriots DBs Devin McCourty, Logan Ryan, and Duron Harmon all played college ball for the Scarlet Knights. Gotta hand it to Rutgers. They may be incapable of winning Big Ten football games, even against lowly Michigan State, but they sure know how to get their guys to the Super Bowl. http://www.nj.com/rutgersfootball/index.ssf/2017/01/rutgers_ties_alabam… (I see the link says Rutgers ties Bama, but the article itself says they have more players than Bama.)

Comments

His Dudeness

January 23rd, 2017 at 11:22 AM ^

Again, you don't have to go to a blue-blood football program to be successful in the NFL.

If you can ball, they will find you.

No idea why all these kids want to go to Bama.

Go where you want, have fun. You'll be fine.

 

jmblue

January 23rd, 2017 at 11:40 AM ^

No idea why all these kids want to go to Bama.

Well, why do so many guys want to go to Michigan? The chance to play for a prestigious program in front of 100,000 every week matters to a lot of them, too.  They may have plans to play in the NFL, but that doesn't mean they don't want to have a great college experience, too.

canzior

January 23rd, 2017 at 12:42 PM ^

being talent anywhere and more about the relationship between Belichek and Schiano.  It really is genius though, as an NFL HC, to teach your techniques to a nearby college coach and then draft those guys who already know how to play D in your system.

Unlike Alabama CB's who have to learn how to play DB in the NFL because Saban prefers for his cb's to not back pedal. 

 I would imagine there will be a few fringe Michigan players playing for the Ravens in a few years as well. 

Chaz_Smash

January 23rd, 2017 at 4:12 PM ^

I think it's becaue the highest-rated recruits are mostly guys who are fully grown by their sophomore year of high school. So many guys who fall under the radar early and develop late end up in the NFL. Schiano seemed to be good at finding some of those guys. Seems to be a high number of Boise State guys in NFL as well.

LSAClassOf2000

January 23rd, 2017 at 11:25 AM ^

So this is how the two-week-long recruiting video begins ...

So, wait? How does this video start?

"Come to Rutgers. Play football for an awful team, but stand out just enough that an NFL team - one with reasonable playoff chances - might notice you and draft you. Alternatively, get signed by an awful team and allow good fortune to take hold so that you'll eventually end up on a contender. A lot of ifs, we know, but surely not so many that you won't consider Rutgers."

 

Hard-Baughlls

January 23rd, 2017 at 2:57 PM ^

Go to any school and if you played with Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, over the past decade you will have played in a Super Bowl.

IE...Have an elite QB in the NFL and the rest of the positions for the most part balance out to parity.

 

mgohusker

January 23rd, 2017 at 10:34 PM ^

 
The New England Patriots will take on the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl in Houston in two weeks, and that means an important Nebraska streak will continue.
 
This year will mark the 24th consecutive season that a Nebraska player has been on the roster of the teams playing in the Super Bowl. Former Nebraska defensive tackle Vincent Valentine is on the Patriots roster, and played a role in New England’s AFC Championship Game win over the Steelers.
 
Valentine will be the 58th former Husker player to appear in the Super Bowl. Nebraska has had 57 former Huskers make 72 appearances in the Super Bowl dating back to Super Bowl II following the 1967 season.
 
Sam Koch of the Baltimore Ravens was the most recent Husker to play in the Super Bowl, as the Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31, in Super Bowl XLVII.
 
NFL Hall of Famer Mick Tingelhoff appeared in four Super Bowls, but never won a ring. Roger Craig, Grant Wistrom and Russ Hochstein each appeared in three Super Bowls with Craig coming away with a trio of NFL championship rings to lead all former Huskers in that category.
 

MichiganStan

January 23rd, 2017 at 11:54 PM ^

Rutgers had a solid stretch of winning football prior to joining the Big Ten. Since 2005 they've had 8 winning seasons to only 4 losing seasons. Many 8 and 9 win seasons and even an 11 win season in 2006. Their first season in the Big Ten they were 8-5 which isnt bad at all. So I can see how they'd have some players playing in the Super Bowl.