Tennessee Leads All Colleges With 5 Players In Super Bowl

Thanks to a 26-16 victory by the Denver Broncos over the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game and a 23-17 win by the Seattle Seahawks over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game, a former Tennessee Volunteer will appear in the Super Bowl for the 22nd time in the past 23 years. 

The Broncos have four VFLs on the roster, including MVP favorite quarterback Peyton Manning, punter Britton Colquitt and defensive linemen Robert Ayers and Malik Jackson. A former World Champion, it will be Manning's third Super Bowl appearance and his first since 2010. The Vol great led the Indianapolis Colts to a win in Super Bowl XLI, where he earned MVP honors.

Defensive tackle and former Vol Tony McDaniel of the Seahawks will also be heading to New Jersey, guaranteeing a former Vol will be bringing home the Vince Lombardi Trophy in 2014.

With five products in the Super Bowl, Tennessee has the most players of any college in the Super Bowl. Wisconsin has 4 and no other school has more than three

Most Players In Super Bowl XLVIII By College (Active Roster)
Tennessee: 5
Wisconsin: 4
Arizona State: 3
California: 3
Florida: 3
Georgia: 3
Kentucky: 3
NC State: 3
San Diego State: 3
Texas A&M: 3
USC: 3

Most Players In Super Bowl XLVIII By College (Including Injured Reserve, Practice Squad, PUP List)
Tennessee: 5
Arizona State: 4
Florida: 4
Penn State: 4
Texas A&M: 4
USC: 4
Wisconsin: 4

Also with five active players in the Super Bowl, it will be the most former Vols to play in a Super Bowl ever. In 2011 (XLV, Packers-Steelers), four played in the game while Justin Harrell was injured (for a fifth). Four played in the 2010 (XLIV, Colts-Saints), 2008 (XLII, Giants-Patriots) and three along with an injured Trey Teague participated in 1999 (XXXIII, Broncos-Falcons). 

Here's a list of every Tennessee product to participate in the SuperBowl: 

Last season, the Vols were represented by long snapper Morgan Cox of the Baltimore Ravens and defensive lineman Parys Haralson, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers. Cox and the Ravens beat Haralson and the 49ers, 34-31.

Super Bowl XLVIII will be played on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 6:25 p.m. ET at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Check out the complete list of former Vols to play in the Super Bowl: http://1tn.co/SuperBowlVFLs

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