Sunday, January 25, 2015

Todd "Super" Bowles

Todd Bowles is one of nine former Temple players to win a Super Bowl.

Todd "Super" Bowles

(Steven M. Falk/Staff Photographer)
(Steven M. Falk/Staff Photographer)

Eagles' newly appointed defensive coordinator Todd Bowles knows the endgame of any pro football season is to win an NFL Championship ... We know this because he has been there and done that (and we have the photo — at right — to prove it).

He is one of nine former Temple players to win a Super Bowl. Two other former Owls have played in the big game, but failed to bring home the ring.

Here are the 11 Temple Owls whom have played in the Super Bowl (years denote the actual calendar year the game was played):

 Player  Pos.    Team(s)   SB Wins   SB Losses  
 Randy Grossman  TE  Steelers  1975, '76, '79, '80    —
 Anthony Anderson  RB  Steelers  1980  —
 Steve Watson  WR  Broncos  —  1988
 Todd Bowles  DB  Redskins  1988  —
 James Parrish
 Calvin Wilkinson  LB  Ravens  2001  —
 Alsheermond Singletary    LB  Buccaneers    2003  —
 Dan Klecko
 2004, '05
 Rian Wallace  LB  Steelers  2006  —
 Jason McKie  FB  Bears  —  2007
 Raheem Brock  DT  Colts  2007  2010
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