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SEC well represented in Super Bowl LI

1811 days ago
SEC Staff
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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.

SEC Schools Represented in Super Bowl LI:
School Number Of Players
Alabama 5
Auburn 4
Georgia 3
Florida 2
Ole Miss 2
Tennessee 2
Texas A&M 2
Arkansas 1
Kentucky 1
Missouri 1
South Carolina 1
Atlanta Falcons (15)
School Player Position
LSU Jalen Collins DB
South Carolina Patrick DiMarco FB
Auburn Josh Harris LS
Alabama Julio Jones WR
LSU Tyson Jackson DB
LSU Deion Jones LB
Texas A&M Jake Matthews OL
Florida Keanu Neal S
Florida Brian Poole DB
Alabama Courtney Upshaw LB
Tennessee Matt Simms QB
Auburn Ryan White DB
Georgia Chris Mayes NT
Kentucky Jacob Tamme TE
Missouri Sean Weatherspooon LB
New England Patriots (13)
School Player Position
Georgia David Andrews C
Texas A&M Martellus Bennett TE
Ole Miss Brandon Bolden RB
Tennessee Justin Coleman DB
Arkansas Trey Flowers DL
Alabama Dont'a Hightower LB
Alabama Cyrus Jones DB
Auburn Jonathan Jones DE
Auburn Brandon King DB
LSU Barkevious Mingo LB
Georgia Malcolm Mitchell WR
Ole Miss Woodrow Hamilton DL
Alabama DeAndrew White WR