The Super Bowl, the largest single sporting event in the world each year, is the epitome of football success.
Just earning a Super Bowl berth requires impressive talent, strength and stamina from every player on the roster.
But, unlike the other three “major” professional sports in the United States, every player on both rosters has something in common: Each member of both 53-man rosters honed their skills in college.
As we count down the days to Super Bowl XLVI, we're going to take a look at the college-football programs that have provided the most players to the two most successful NFL teams of the current season.
Note: We're only including the 106 players currently listed as “active” on the 53-man rosters of both the New England Patriots and New York Giants.