With both Super Bowl teams featuring a Georgia Bulldog as their starting running back, it shouldn’t surprise that UGA is among the best represented college programs at today’s game.
The team tied with Georgia may surprise though.
Like the Dawgs, Rutgers has four alumni playing in today’s game.
Georgia and Rutgers lead the pack, as do the conferences they come from. 21 SEC players are playing in the Super Bowl, edging out the 20 from the Big Ten.
Georgia has running back Sony Michel and center David Andrews on the New England Patriots roster, and running back Todd Gurley and linebacker Ramik Wilson on the Los Angeles Rams.
They shared a backfield in college.
— NFL (@NFL) January 29, 2019
Bill Belichick loves his Rutgers players, and has three on the roster, all at defensive back. Brothers Devin and Jason McCourty and joined by Duron Harmon.
The fourth Scarlet Knight, Sebastian Joseph-Day, plays defensive tackle for the Rams.
— Rutgers Football (@RFootball) January 31, 2019
There’s a big group of schools with three Super Bowl alumni each: Auburn, Cal, Florida, Iowa, Miami, Ohio State, Oregon, Oregon State, USC, and Washington.