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Super Bowl XLVI: Rutgers Second Most Represented On Super Bowl Rosters, Big East Has 15 Total Players

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Looking for a selling point for recruiting in the Big East? How about the Super Bowl? The Rutgers Scarlet Knights trail only Boston College's six players as having the most former players on the current Super Bowl rosters of the New England Patriots and the New York Giants.

The Big East (every team but Syracuse is represented) has 15 players between the rosters, which is tied for fourth with the Pac-12. The SEC leads all conferences and has 23 players on the rosters. Note: these totals don't take into account whether the player played in the conference (don't blame us, we didn't make the rules about this).

The Patriots have four former Scarlet Knights on the roster: Devin McCourty, Nate Jones, Tiquan Underwood, and Alex Silvestro. The New York Giants have former Rutgers player Brandon Bing on their practice squad.

The Pittsburgh Panthers have three players: Lousaka Polite (Patriots, active roster), Henry Hynoski (Giants, active roster) and Dorin Dickerson (Giants, practice squad)

The Connecticut Huskies landed two players on the rosters: Will Beatty (Giants, injured reserve), Donald Thomas (Patriots, active roster).

The South Florida Bulls also have two players: Jason Pierre-Paul (Giants, active roster), Jacquian Williams (Giants, active roster)

The Louisville Cardinals have Deion Branch (Patriots, active roster). The West Virginia Mountaineers have Selvish Capers (Giants practice squad). The Cincinnati Bearcats have Mike Wright (Patriots, injured reserve).

Last but not least, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is a Syracuse alum.