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ACC and SEC Well Represented in Super Bowl XLIII

The ACC and SEC BlogSenior Analyst IJanuary 31, 2009

Super Bowl XLIII kicks off today between the Cardinals and Steelers with a decided ACC flair. The ACC has 22 players on the teams' rosters and one head coach, Ken Whisenhunt who played at Georgia Tech.

FSU leads ACC schools with five players, highlighted by Arizona WR Anquan Boldin. Surprisingly, Duke has two players in the game.

Alabama leads SEC schools with four players. The ACC is tied with the Big 10 with 22 players each. The SEC has 14, the Pac-10 has 11, and the Big 12 has 10.

Rivals.com did a very interesting look at where the players played in college and high school. Michigan leads all schools with 7 players, followed by FSU (5), Alabama, and Texas (4 each).

The states of Texas and Florida have 11 players each, followed by California (10), Ohio (8), Georgia, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania (6).

Rivals.com Super Bowl Roster Breakdown


And ESPN ranked all 106 active players.

ACC Players by school:

Florida State (5)
Anquan BoldinWide ReceiverArizona Cardinals
Darnell DockettDefensive TackleArizona Cardinals
Bryant McFaddenCornerbackPittsburgh Steelers
Orpheus RoyeDefensive TacklePittsburgh Steelers
Lawrence TimmonsLinebackerPittsburgh Steelers

Miami (3)
Calais CampbellDefensive EndArizona Cardinals
Edgerrin JamesRunning BackArizona Cardinals
Antrel RolleFree SafetyArizona Cardinals

North Carolina (3)
Willie ParkerRunning BackPittsburgh Steelers
Jeff ReedKickerPittsburgh Steelers
Greg WarrenLong SnapperPittsburgh Steelers

Virginia (3)
Elton BrownOffensive TackleArizona Cardinals
James FarriorLinebackerPittsburgh Steelers
Heath MillerTight EndPittsburgh Steelers

Boston College (2)
Patrick RossCenterArizona Cardinals
Brian St. PierreQuarterbackArizona Cardinals

Duke (2)
Patrick BaileyLinebackerPittsburgh Steelers
Ben PatrickTight EndArizona Cardinals

NC State (1)
Adrian WilsonSafetyArizona Cardinals

Virginia Tech (1)
Eric GreenCornerbackArizona Cardinals

Georgia Tech (1)
Keyaron FoxLinebackerPittsburgh Steelers

Clemson (1)
Nick EasonDefensive EndPittsburgh Steelers



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