Here's every former B1G player headed to the Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Green Bay Packers 31-26 in the NFC Championship Game and will play on Super Bowl Sunday in two weeks.
The Big Ten has a strong contingent of players who feature in that game, led by former Michigan QB Tom Brady. This will be Brady’s 10th Super Bowl appearance in his legendary career.
Brady is 6-3 overall in the Super Bowl, with all nine of his previous appearances coming with the New England Patriots.
Former Nebraska defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh has also been to the Super Bowl before — against Brady in the Patriots when he was with the Rams a couple years ago.
This will essentially be a home game for the Bucs, as the Super Bowl will be played in Tampa Bay. This is the first time in NFL history that the host team has qualified for the Super Bowl.
All in all, there are 10 active roster players who came to the NFL from a Big Ten program. There’s also two on injured reserve and two from the practice squad.
Here’s the full list of Big Ten participants in the Super Bowl from the Bucs:
- QB Tom Brady, Michigan
- LB Lavonte David, Nebraska
- DL Khalil Davis, Nebraska
- DL William Gholston, Michigan State
- WR Chris Godwin, Penn State
- WR Tyler Johnson, Minnesota
- LB Anthony Nelson, Iowa
- OL Donovan Smith, Penn State
- DL Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska
- S Antoine Winfield Jr., Minnesota
- LB Jack Cichy, Wisconsin
- OL A.Q. Shipley, Penn State
- QB Drew Stanton, Michigan State
- P Matt Wile, Michigan
The Bucs will face either the Chiefs or the Bills in the Super Bowl on Feb. 7.