Big Ten owns 5 of 10 longest Super Bowl streaks

Pop quiz: Which school has the longest streak of putting at least one player in the Super Bowl? Alabama? Florida? LSU? Nope, it isn’t a SEC school; it’s Nebraska, according to this USA TODAY story.

Baltimore punter Sam Koch (2002-05) makes it 20 consecutive seasons that a former Husker player will compete in the Super Bowl.

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No school is all that close to Nebraska, either. Its closest competitors, Notre Dame and Purdue, are at 14 consecutive seasons. Something else you probably wouldn’t guess: The Big Ten accounts for half of the 10 longest current streaks.

Check out the top 10, according to USA TODAY:

1. Nebraska 20
T-2. Purdue 14
T-2. Notre Dame 14
T-4. Illinois 12
T-4. Ohio State 12
T-4. Georgia 12
T-4. LSU 12
8. Florida 11
9. Iowa 10
10. Texas 8

Koch and the Ravens face San Francisco in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, Feb. 3 in New Orleans.

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Jeff on 1/23/2013 @ 5:34pm EDT Said:

Boiler up!

Bernard on 1/23/2013 @ 5:51pm EDT Said:


Ronniehuskerron on 1/23/2013 @ 7:52pm EDT Said:

Gooooooooooo Biggggggggggggg Redddddddddd!!!!

HRodhamClintonLying on 1/24/2013 @ 7:44am EDT Said:

Hawgeyes with Pro Bowler, Marshall Yanda & former Hawk, Sean Considine playing for the Ravens, give Balt the clear advantage.

Bobert on 1/24/2013 @ 12:22pm EDT Said:

Good thing Nebraska has been in the big ten for so long

Steve on 1/26/2013 @ 12:47pm EDT Said:

He may not be playing, but Nebraska’s Tom Rathman is the 49’s running backs coach.
Rathman played on some of the great 49er teams of old. Go Huskers!