Seven ex-Big Ten players win Super Bowl XLVIII rings

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Seven former Big Ten stars are world champions after the Seattle Seahawks dismantled the Denver Broncos, 43-8, in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday night. Ex-Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson accounted for 232 yards and two touchdowns and Purdue product Cliff Avril had three tackles and two passes defended. See how all the Big Ten products performed in this post.

SEATTLE 43, DENVER 8

Seattle
DE Cliff Avril, Purdue – 3 tackles, 1 TFL, 2 PD
TE Kellen Davis, Michigan State – NA
DT Jordan Hill, Penn State – NA
S Chris Maragos, Wisconsin – 1 tackle
FB Michael Robinson, Penn State – 1 rec., 7 yards
LB O’Brien Schofield, Wisconsin – 1 TFL
QB Russell Wilson, Wisconsin – 18-25, 206 yards, 2 TD; 3 car., 26 yards

[ MORE: Russell Wilson becomes 5th B1G QB to win Super Bowl ]

Denver 
RB Montee Ball, Wisconsin – 6 car., 1 yard; 2 rec., 2 yards
CB Marquice Cole – Northwestern – NA
WR Eric Decker, Minnesota – 1 rec., 6 yards
DE Shaun Phillips, Purdue – 4 tackles

Did you see this great picture of former Wisconsin stars after the game?

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James Li on 2/2/2014 @ 11:12pm EDT Said:

dont forget former Buckeye Assistant Pete Carroll!

Bill on 2/3/2014 @ 12:05pm EDT Said:

what about Darrel Bevill (?) former Badger QB (Rose Bowl champs) who is Seattle OC?

    BTN.com staff on 2/3/2014 @ 1:34pm EDT Said:

    Bill, we’re pointing specifically to the players in this post. As for coaches, Pete Carroll and eight other coaches among the Broncos’ and Seahawks’ coaching staffs have ties to Big Ten schools. Carroll (secondary coach at Ohio State), offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell (played at Wisconsin), assistant offensive line coach Pat Ruel (assistant at Michigan State), running backs coach Sherman Smith (assistant at Illinois), defensive quality control coach Robert Saleh (assistant at Michigan State) and assistant strength and conditioning coach Mondray Gee (graduate assistant at Michigan State) each have Big Ten ties. Broncos’ offensive coordinator Adam Gase (attended Michigan State), offensive line coach Dave Magazu (graduate assistant at Michigan) and defensive line coach Jay Rodgers (played at Indiana and recruiting intern at Ohio State) have also spent time with current Big Ten institutions.

Mark Loker on 2/3/2014 @ 12:26pm EDT Said:

How about Darrell Bevell former Wisconsin quarterback

Mark from Stoughton

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