Over the 40 years of the "Super Bowl," only nine Wildcat Football alums, have made it to the final game of the NFL season, but up until this year, none has played on a Super Bowl winner.
Of this select group, two are members of teams that will play in this year's game:
Trai Essex, a reserve lineman for Pittsburgh, probably won't dress unless there is a practice injury prior to the game. This is a normal practice for the Steelers.
Kevin Bentley is a big part of the Seahawk's defense and spent a lot of time chasing the quarterback last week. He'll get to try his technique on Big Ben.
Looking at the seven other Cats who have played in the NFL's "big game:"
Now, I'm not sure that all these alumni actually played in the games listed, but the NU Media Guide lists them as being on the
respective teams during their team's Super Bowl appearance season. Finding the actual team rosters on the internet is pretty tricky, but the official box scores are on the NFL's Super Bowl XL site.
One thing is almost certain, barring a tie, or some other "act of the football gods," one former Cat will be wearing a Super Bowl ring in 2006.
Maybe now NFL coaches will no longer be afraid to draft NU players?
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