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Ellis, Grant & Mayo Advance To Super Bowl XLVI

Three former Vols have advanced to the Super Bowl as the New England Patriots held off the Baltimore Ravens, 23-20 in the AFC Championship Game and the New York Giants beat the San Francisco 49ers, 20-17 in overtime. 

Jerod Mayo made eight tackles, had a pass defended and a quarterback pressure for the Patriots. Shaun Ellis played, but didn't have a tackle. 


Ellis and Mayo will be the 71st and 72nd former Vols to play in the Super Bowl. 30 former Vols have combined to win 37 Super Bowls. 

Deon Grant returns to the Super Bowl with the Giants. He also played in Super Bowl XXXVIII with the Carolina Panthers in 2004. In Sunday's NFC Championship Game, Grant made two tackles in the overtime win. With the 49ers, Parys Haralson made three tackles in defeat. 

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