The Miami Hurricanes have had the strongest presence of Super Bowl players
in the game's history, and they can thank Greg Olsen for maintaining the
Super Bowl 50
The Panthers' tight end is the only former Hurricane on either 53-man roster
for Super Bowl 50, and according to CBS Sports, the Hurricanes hold the
slimmest of leads as the college with the most Super Bowl players ever (117)
, topping USC's 116. That means Olsen is the difference-maker for collegiate
Super Bowl bragging rights. Panthers offensive lineman Ryan Kalil, the only
USC player involved in Super Bowl 50, keeps the Trojans on UM's historical
It should come as little surprise that Miami leads the field. After all, the
Hurricanes' track record for placing players in the NFL draft is prolific,
particularly since the mid-1980s, when former coach Howard Schnellenberger's
first recruiting classes began to percolate in the pro ranks. That
reputation reached its high point when UM delivered an incredible 18 first-
round picks over a four-year period from 2001-2004.
Four other schools have placed more than 100 players in the Super Bowl, per
CBS: UCLA (108), Penn State (104), Michigan (104) and Notre Dame (101).
As for this year's Super Bowl, Ohio State leads all colleges with five
players participating in Super Bowl 50: the Panthers' Philly Brown, Kurt
Coleman, Ted Ginn Jr., and Andrew Norwell, and Bradley Roby of Denver.
Tennessee follows with four: Carolina's Chris Scott, and Denver's Peyton
Manning, Britton Colquitt, Malik Jackson.