Thirteen former Big Ten stars listed on Super Bowl LI rosters
The Super Bowl LI matchup is set, and thirteen former Big Ten stars are listed on the active rosters for the New England Patriots (7) and Atlanta Falcons (6).
Four-time Super Bowl champ and three time Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady (Michigan) headlines the Big Ten names.
Ten of the Big Ten schools feature at least one former Big Ten player, with Michigan, Minnesota and Purdue all leading the way with two.
Rutgers has four players (New England’s Duron Harmon, Ryan Logan and Devin McCourty and Atlanta’s Mohamed Sanu), but all of them played before the Scarlet Knights joined the Big Ten. Penn State has one, as well, in former Nittany Lions lacrosse player and New England’s Chris Hogan, who used his final year of eligibility to play football at Monmouth.
See the former Big Ten names on Super Bowl LI rosters below.
NEW ENGLAND (7)
Tom Brady, Michigan
Alan Branch, Michigan
Nate Ebner, Ohio State
Ted Karras, Illinois
Rob Ninkovich, Purdue
Vincent Valentine, Nebraska
James White, Wisconsin
Ricardo Allen, Purdue
Jonathan Babineaux, Iowa
De’Vondre Campbell, Minnesota
Tevin Coleman, Indiana
Ra’Shede Hageman, Minnesota
Joe Vellano, Maryland
2- Michigan; Minnesota; Purdue
1- Illinois; Iowa; Indiana; Maryland; Nebraska; Ohio State; Wisconsin
Fun fact: Rutgers and Purdue are the only Big Ten schools guaranteed to have a player win Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5 in Houston.