Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor, January 31, 2015
Thirteen former Big Ten players are listed on Super Bowl XLIX rosters, highlighted by star quarterbacks Tom Brady (Michigan) and Russell Wilson (Wisconsin).
The matchup of Brady and Wilson marks the first Super Bowl pitting ex-Big Ten quarterbacks; the two signal-callers have combined for eight Super Bowl appearances and four Super Bowl crowns.
Wilson won the Super Bowl last year, in his first attempt, while Brady last won it in 2004.
Super Bowl XLIX kicks off at 5:30 p.m. ET Sunday on NBC.
Here's the list of all the Big Ten players in Super Bowl XLIX.
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Active roster: Tom Brady (Michigan); Alan Branch (Michigan); Jonathan Casillas (Wisconsin); Nate Ebner (Ohio State); Michael Hoomanawanui (Illinois); Rob Ninkovich (Purdue); James White (Wisconsin); Tavon Wilson (Illinois)
Injured reserve: Michael Buchanan (Illinois); Alfonzo Dennard (Nebraska); Cameron Gordon (Michigan); James Morris (Iowa); Greg Orton (Purdue)
Practice squad: Justin Green (Illinois); Eric Martin (Nebraska).
Maryland/Rutgers players, who never played in Big Ten, on active roster: Joe Vellano (Maryland); Duron Harmon (Rutgers); Devin McCourty (Rutgers); Logan Ryan (Rutgers); Tim Wright (Rutgers)
Active roster: Cliff Avril (Purdue); Garry Gilliam (Penn State); Tony Moeaki (Iowa); O'Brien Schofield (Wisconsin); Russell Wilson (Wisconsin)
Injured reserve: David Gilreath (Wisconsin); Jordan Hill (Penn State); Stephen Schilling (Michigan); Mike Taylor (Wisconsin)