Birmingham, Ala. - A total of 28 players hailing from current Southeastern Conference institutions are on the full rosters of the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, the two National Football League teams who will square off for Super Bowl LI on February 5.
Players listed on active rosters for the two squads with ties to SEC schools, not including practice squad and injured reserve, totals 21, which leads all conferences nationally.
Alabama leads the SEC and the nation with five former players, while Auburn and LSU have four each. Twelve SEC schools will have at least one player represented in the Super Bowl for the second consecutive season.
A representative from an SEC institution has been named MVP of the Super Bowl five of the last 10 seasons.
|School||Number Of Players|
|South Carolina||Patrick DiMarco||FB|
|Texas A&M||Jake Matthews||OL|
|Texas A&M||Martellus Bennett||TE|
|Ole Miss||Brandon Bolden||RB|
|Ole Miss||Woodrow Hamilton||DL|