What does the Super Bowl and National Signing Day have in common? As college coaches burn up the phone lines and travel the country trying to persuade the best High School players to come to their school, many promote how many players they have sent on to play in the NFL.
While this can be important; we can all point to players who were drafted based on where they went to school. Most of these type of players turn into busts. A more telling stat is which colleges and conferences not only get you to the NFL, but more importantly, prepare you enough to excel once there.
Looking back at the past six Super Bowls, including this year, we see 12 teams with a wide array of players and talent. While the BCS conferences do dominate the standings, there are a few surprise schools within those conferences, and one non-BCS conference that jumps into the top six.
One surprising stat is that this year alone, there are 10 players who played below the FCS division (formerly D1-A) that will play in the game.