Big Ten players in Super Bowl XLVII

The matchup for Super Bowl XLVII is set, and it will be the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens meeting Feb. 3 in New Orleans. In all, there are 15 Big Ten products on the teams’ active rosters – San Francisco 10; Baltimore 5 – not including players on IR or practice squads. See all the former Big Ten players who will participate in the Super Bowl in this post.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Alex Boone, G/T, Ohio State
NaVorro Bowman, LB, Penn State
Garrett Celek, TE, Michigan State
Ted Ginn Jr., WR, Ohio State
Jonathan Goodwin, C, Michigan
Larry Grant, LB, Ohio State
A.J. Jenkins, WR, Illinois
Trenton Robinson, S, Michigan State
Scott Tolzien, QB, Wisconsin
Donte Whitner, S, Ohio State
Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan*
Al Netter, G, Northwestern**
Nate Stupar, LB, Penn State**

COACHING STAFF
Jim Harbaugh, HC, Michigan
Tom Rathman, RBs, Nebraska

Harbaugh, the former Michigan quarterback, will face off against his brother John Harbaugh, the head coach of Baltimore, also a former Indiana assistant. This is certain to be one of the biggest storylines leading up to the game, and for good reason. It also will make Indiana’s Tom Crean a happy man, because he’s married to Jim and John’s sister. For the record, Indiana doesn’t have a game on Super Bowl Sunday – it does play late Saturday night – so Crean should be able to be in attendance.

BALTIMORE RAVENS
Sean Considine, S, Iowa
Tandon Doss, WR, Indiana
Sam Koch, P, Nebraska
Bernard Pollard, S, Purdue
Marshal Yanda, G/T, Iowa
Jack Cornell, G/T, Illinois**

COACHING STAFF
Jim Caldwell, OC, Iowa
Jim Hostler, WRs, Indiana
Andy Moeller, OL, Michigan

* — Denotes injured reserve
** — Denotes practice squad

About Brent Yarina BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com. He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can subscribe to Yarina’s RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.

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Kenya safari on 1/23/2013 @ 3:18am EDT Said:

It’s sweet revenge for some Ravens fans. Baltimore lost to New England in the same game nearly a year ago to the day.

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