LSU Football: Five former LSU Tiger Players Present in Super Bowl XLII
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When Super Bowl XLII comes on February 3, 2008 most people will not make the LSU connection. The people who will make the connection are those people who remember their Tigers when move on to the professional ranks.
LSU will have five former players suiting up and taking the field when the New York Giants take on the New England Patriots for the second time this season. This time, however, a whole lot more rides on the game.
In all 20 former players from the Southeastern Conference will take part in this battle for the Lombardi Trophy.
A total of five former Tigers are represented on both teams.
The Giants have one former Tiger in cornerback Corey Webster, who intercepted Brett Favre in OT last week in Green Bay to eventually win that game 23-20.
The Patriots on the other hand have four former Tigers including defensive tackle Jarvis Green, cornerback Randall Gay, linebacker Eric Alexander and tailback Kevin Faulk.
Randall Gay and Eric Alexander both started in the 2003 National Championship Game when LSU beat Oklahoma 21-14.
The SEC will have 20 former players present in the Super Bowl, including players from Auburn, LSU, Alabama, and Florida.
That is a prime example why the SEC is toughest conference in all of college football and now exhibits it's toughness on Sundays in the NFL.
The following is a listing of former SEC players participating in Super Bowl XLII:
(courtesy of www.lsusports.net)
New England Patriots (13):
B Eric Alexander, LSU
OT Wesley Britt, Alabama
RB Heath Evans, Auburn
RB Kevin Faulk, LSU
WR Jabar Gaffney, Florida
CB Randall Gay, LSU
DL Jarvis Green, LSU
WR Chad Jackson, Florida
DL Rashad Moore, Tennessee
DL Richard Seymour, Georgia
WR Donte' Stallworth, Tennessee
WR Kelley Washington, Tennessee
TE Ben Watson, Georgia
New York Giants (7):
B Kevin Dockery, Mississippi State
QB Jared Lorenzen, Kentucky
QB Eli Manning, Ole Miss
LB Reggie Torbor, Auburn
CB Corey Webster, LSU
S Gibril Wilson, Tennessee
QB Anthony Wright, South Carolina
When Tiger fans watch this game, they can't help but be proud of the men who used to represent LSU but have moved on to the next level. It really shows how the LSU coaching staff is so talented at preparing their players to play on Sunday.
That's all I have for this time folks! Thanks for reading and as always, Geaux Tigers!
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