Nebraska football has put at least one player in the Super Bowl for the last twenty consecutive years. That’s a remarkable streak, given that Nebraska is not usually thought of as a school that churns out NFL talent. That record, according to Randy Gregory on Huskers.com, is six better than the next-closest rival. In total, 52 Nebraska players have made a total of 67 appearances in the Super Bowl.
So when I saw that statistic, it got me thinking. What would it look like if we took all the Nebraska players in the Super Bowl and made an all-star team out of them? As I went through the project, it was interesting (and at times surprising) to see at what positions Nebraska alums were thin and where they were plentiful.
Included in the rosters are the Super Bowls each player was in, the year of the NFL season, and the teams the player represented. Unfortunately, if we carry the project to its logical conclusion, the head coach of the team would be Bill Callahan (XXXVII, 2001, Oakland Raiders). So while the team might be pretty good, I’m not sure how much I would stake on the Nebraska all-star squad winning the game. Thankfully, though, a particularly smart and handsome analyst has already told us Callahan wouldn’t throw the game.