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Vols Continue Trend of Super Bowl Appearances
Robert Meachem

Robert Meachem

Jan. 24, 2010

Blog: Super Bowl connections extend to coaches, too


The list of former Tennessee Volunteers helping their teams reach the Super Bowl has become a regular trend. With four-time NFL Most Valuable Player, quarterback Peyton Manning, guiding the Indianapolis Colts to their second appearance in four years, along with three New Orleans Saints (CB Jabari Greer, WR Robert Meachem, LB Marvin Mitchell), it means at least one former Vol will have played in 18 of the last 19 Super Bowls and 32 of the 44.  Last year's Pittsburgh-Arizona Super Bowl snapped a string of 17 straight games with at least one Vol appearing.

Super Bowl XLIV will be played on Sunday, February 7, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Fla. It will be broadcast on CBS at 6:25 p.m. ET.

Manning, who was MVP of the 2007 Super Bowl, threw for 4,500 yards and 33 touchdowns while completing 68.8 percent of his passes this season. He is fourth all-time with 50,128 passing yards and third with 366 touchdowns. He led the Colts to playoff wins over Baltimore and the New York Jets in the AFC Championship, 30-17.

Greer along with Meachem and Mitchell helped lead New Orleans to a pair of playoff victories over Arizona and Minnesota in the NFC Championship, 31-28 in overtime. Meachem tied for the team lead with nine touchdown receptions to go along with 45 catches for 722 yards and a 16.0 average per catch. In nine games, Greer made 44 tackles with two interceptions while Mitchell added 27 tackles in 14 games.

It is the fourth time at least four former Vols have appeared in a Super Bowl. The first time was in 1986 when New England Patriots DB Roland James, WR Stanley Morgan, DE Brian Ingram and WR Willie Gault of the Chicago Bears played. The second came in 1999 with LB's Chuck Smith and Ben Talley of Atlanta joined WR Marcus Nash and C Trey Teague (injured) of Denver. The third was in 2008 when the Patriots had DT Rashad Moore, WR Donte' Stallworth and WR Kelley Washington along with DB Gibril Wilson from the New York Giants.

Below is a complete list of former Vols in the Super Bowl.

Former Vols in the Super Bowl
(At least one former Vol has played in 18 of the last 19 Super Bowls and 32 of the 44)
TE Bill Anderson (1967 Super Bowl I, Green Bay Packers)
P Ron Widby (1971 & 1972 Super Bowls V, VI, Dallas Cowboys)
DB Richmond Flowers (1971 Super Bowl V, Dallas Cowboys)
LB Steve Kiner (1971 Super Bowl V, Dallas Cowboys)
DB Bob Petrella (1972 Super Bowl VI, Miami Dolphins)
P Neil Clabo (1977 Super Bowl XI, Minnesota Vikings)
P Craig Colquitt (1979 & 1980 Super Bowls XIII, XIV, Pittsburgh Steelers)
DB Eddie Brown (1980 Super Bowl XIV, Los Angeles Rams)
LB Jack Reynolds (1980 & 1982 & 1985 Super Bowls XIV, LA Rams, XVI, XIX San Francisco 49ers)
OT Mickey Marvin (1981 & 1984 Super Bowls XV, Oakland Raiders, XVIII, LA Raiders)
LB Craig Puki (1982 Super Bowl XVI, San Francisco 49ers)
DB Roland James (1986 Super Bowl XX, New England Patriots)
WR Stanley Morgan (1986 Super Bowl XX, New England Patriots)
DE Brian Ingram (1986 Super Bowl XX, New England Patriots)
WR Willie Gault (1986 Super Bowl XX, Chicago Bears)
OG Raleigh McKenzie (1988 & 1992 Super Bowls XXII, XXVI, Washington Redskins)
WR Tim McGee (1989 Super Bowl XXIII, Cincinnati Bengals)
LB Carl Zander (1989 Super Bowl XXIII, Cincinnati Bengals)
OG David Douglas (1989 Super Bowl XXIII, Cincinnati Bengals)
LB Keith DeLong (1990 Super Bowl XXIV, San Francisco 49ers)
WR Alvin Harper (1993 & 1994 Super Bowls XXVII, XXVIII, Dallas Cowboys)
DE Chris Mims (1995 Super Bowl XXIX, San Diego Chargers)
DB Bill Bates (1993 & 1994 & 1996 Super Bowls XXVII, XXVIII, XXX, Dallas Cowboys)
WR Cory Fleming (1996 Super Bowl XXX, Dallas Cowboys)
DT Reggie White (1997 & 1998 Super Bowls XXXI, XXXII, Green Bay Packers)
OT Bruce Wilkerson (1997 & 1998 Super Bowls XXXI, XXXII, Green Bay Packers)
RB Aaron Hayden (1998 Super Bowl XXXII, Green Bay Packers)
LB Chuck Smith (1999 Super Bowl XXXIII, Atlanta Falcons)
LB Ben Talley (1999 Super Bowl XXXIII, Atlanta Falcons)
WR Marcus Nash (1999 Super Bowl XXXIII, Denver Broncos, 2001 Super Bowl XXXV, Baltimore Ravens)
C Trey Teague (1999 Injured, Super Bowl XXXIII, Denver Broncos)
WR Joey Kent (2000 Super Bowl XXXIV, Tennessee Titans)
OT Jason Layman (2000 Super Bowl XXXIV, Tennessee Titans)
LB Leonard Little (2000 & 2002 Super Bowls XXXIV, XXXVI, St. Louis Rams)
RB Jamal Lewis (2001 Super Bowl XXXV, Baltimore Ravens)
DB Dave Thomas (2001 Super Bowl XXXV, New York Giants)
RB Charlie Garner (2003 Super Bowl XXXVII, Oakland Raiders)
OG Cosey Coleman (2003 Super Bowl XXXVII, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
RB Travis Stephens (2003 Injured, Super Bowl XXXVII, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
DT Shane Burton (2004 Super Bowl XXXVIII, Carolina Panthers)
DB Deon Grant (2004 Super Bowl XXXVIII, Carolina Panthers)
DT Darwin Walker (2005 Super Bowl XXXIX, Philadelphia Eagles)
WR Cedrick Wilson (2006 Super Bowl XL, Pittsburgh Steelers)
QB Peyton Manning (2007 & 2010 Super Bowls XLI [MVP], XLIV, Indianapolis Colts)
DB Gibril Wilson (2008 Super Bowl XLII, New York Giants)
DT Rashad Moore (2008 Super Bowl XLII, New England Patriots)
WR Donte' Stallworth (2008 Super Bowl XLII, New England Patriots)
WR Kelley Washington (2008 Super Bowl XLII, New England Patriots)
WR Robert Meachem (2010 Super Bowl XLIV, New Orleans Saints)
CB Jabari Greer (2010 Super Bowl XLIV, New Orleans Saints)
LB Marvin Mitchell (2010 Super Bowl XLIV, New Orleans Saints)

 

 

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