Friday, July 31, 2015

Some Eagles Will be Playing in the Super Bowl

Boston College has the most players represented in Super Bowl XLVI.

Some Eagles Will be Playing in the Super Bowl

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While the SEC has seemed to dominate the college football landscape lately, the ACC's Boston College will be the most represented at this year's Super Bowl. The Eagles could have as many as five former players suiting up Super Sunday.

Schools with four or more players on the Giants and Patriots active rosters:

BOSTON COLLEGE (5)
Will Blackmon Giants LB
Ron Brace Patriots DL
Mark Herzlich Giants LB
Mathias Kiwanuka Giants LB
Chris Snee Giants G
FLORIDA (4)
Aaron Hernandez Patriots TE
Brandon Spikes Patriots LB
Justin Trattou Giants DE
Gerard Warren Patriots DL
FRESNO ST. (4)
David Carr Giants QB
Logan Mankins Patriots G
Bear Pascoe Giants TE
Ryan Wendell Patriots C
MICHIGAN (4)
David Baas Giants C
Tom Brady Patriots     QB
Mario Manningham     Giants WR   
Zoltan Mesko Patriots P
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