If you have followed college football over the past decade this should be an easy question to answer, right? No brainer, Alabama. They have made it to five National Championship Games in ten years, winning four. A decade of dominance in college football. Alabama would be the safest answer to this question. They must have the most, right? Wrong. Alabama is tied at second with LSU and Stanford with four former players competing in Super Bowl 51.
Here is a list of all schools with three, or more, former players in Super Bowl 51 (WARNING: number one will shock you):
🏆 Most Players in Super Bowl 51
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights top the list with five former players competing in Super Bowl 51. FIVE.
-Mohamed Sanu (ATL)
-Logan Ryan (NE)
-Devin McCourty (NE)
-Duron Harmon (NE)
-John Freeny (NE injured reserve).
This absolutely blew my mind. No disrespect to the Rutgers football program, but if I had a gun to my head and was told I had to answer this question correctly to live, I’d be dead. With that being said, kudos to Rutgers football for getting it done in the NFL.
Does this mean that Greg Schiano and Kyle Flood are better at getting their players ready for next level than Nick Saban? Probably not, but it’s fun to speculate.