Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, January 25, 2016

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The matchup is set, and it will be the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.

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A total of 16 former Big Ten stars are on Super Bowl 50 active rosters, not including former Maryland TE Vernon Davis, who played for the Terrapins before they entered the Big Ten.

Here are some more Big Ten-centric Super Bowl 50 stats:

  • Of the two competitors, Denver has the most ex-Big Ten players (9).
  • Ten Big Ten schools have at least one player in the Super Bowl.
  • Ohio State's five players on Super Bowl rosters pace the Big Ten.
  • Four of Ohio State players are on the Carolina Panthers.
  • In Kawann Short, Purdue has at least one player on a Super Bowl roster for the 17th consecutive season.

Super Bowl 50 will be played Sunday, Feb. 7 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

And here's a look at all of the Big Ten names on the Super Bowl teams:

Philly Brown, WR (Ohio State)
Kurt Coleman, S (Ohio State)
Devin Funchess, WR (Michigan)
Ted Ginn Jr., WR (Ohio State)
Brad Nortman, P (Wisconsin)
Andrew Norwell, OL (Ohio State)
Kawann Short, DL (Purdue)

Owen Daniels, TE (Wisconsin)
James Ferentz, C (Iowa)
Bennie Fowler, WR (Michigan State)
Darius Kilgo, NT (Maryland)
Cody Latimer, WR (Indiana)
Jordan Norwood, WR (Penn State)
Bradley Roby, CB (Ohio State)
Michael Schofield, T (Michigan)
Trevor Siemian, QB (Northwestern)


5 – Ohio State
2 – Michigan; Wisconsin
1 – Indiana; Iowa; Maryland; Michigan State; Northwestern; Penn State; Purdue