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Former Vols Set For NFL Champ Games
Jerod Mayo could become the 31st Vol to win a Super Bowl.

Jerod Mayo could become the 31st Vol to win a Super Bowl.

Jan. 20, 2012

Five former Vols will be playing for the chance to advance to Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday. Each of the four remaining teams all feature a former UT player.

Tennessee has had former Vols make 70 appearances in Super Bowls with 30 different Vols winning 37 Super Bowl Championships. At least one more will be added to that list this year.

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The New England Patriots host the Baltimore Ravens at 3 p.m., on CBS in the AFC Championship. The Patriots feature linebacker Jerod Mayo and defensive end Shaun Ellis. Baltimore's starting long snapper is Morgan Cox.

Here are some recent stories with comments from the former Vols.

  • Boston Herald: Mayo the man in middle
  • Yahoo! Sports: Patriots may be able to overcome woeful D
  • ESPN.com: This one will live up to its billing‎
  • Patriots.com: Patriots News Blitz

    The NFC Championship pits the New York Giants at the San Francisco 49ers at 6:30 p.m., on FOX. Deon Grant has played well in the postseason for the Giants including an interception last week at Green Bay. Parys Haralson has been a contributor on the 49ers' defense from his outside linebacker position.

     

     

    Here are some stories with mentions of the former Vols, including Grant, who has been practicing with a brace on his left arm:

  • New York Post: Giants aim to set tone early vs. 49ers
  • Newark Star-Ledger: Giants' Grant learns firsthand how NFL's concussion test puts safety ahead of winning
  • Newsday: Giants want to intimidate 49ers' receivers
  • Niners Nation: Thursday Press Conference Transcripts
  • NFL.com: Niners' front seven too much for any NFL offense to handle
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