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FORMER BIG TEN PLAYERS AND COACHES SET TO COMPETE IN SUPER BOWL

January 24, 2013
Richmond High School



Park Ridge, Ill. - The Big Ten Conference will be well-represented on Sunday, Feb.
3, in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. Nineteen former student-athletes and 11
coaches with conference connections appear on the rosters of the Baltimore Ravens
and San Francisco 49ers. The Big Ten has also produced two of the last four Super
Bowl Most Valuable Players in former Purdue quarterback Drew Brees (Super Bowl XLIV
Champion New Orleans) and Ohio State wide receiver Santonio Holmes (Super Bowl XLIII
Champion Pittsburgh).

Every Big Ten school will be represented among the players and coaches in the Super
Bowl. Ohio State is tied for third among all schools with four players, followed by
Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State with two each. Indiana,
Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin will each have one former player
competing for the title. San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh played at Michigan,
while Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh was an assistant coach at Indiana. Two
assistants have spent time with the Wolverines, Hawkeyes and Badgers, while
assistants also have ties to Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern and
Penn State.

The Ravens boast six players from five current Big Ten schools on their roster.
Indiana wide receiver Tandon Doss, Iowa safety Sean Considine and guard/tackle
Marshal Yanda, Nebraska punter Sam Koch and Purdue safety Bernard Pollard highlight
the active roster, while Illinois offensive lineman Jack Cornell is on the practice
squad.

Thirteen former Big Ten standouts from seven different schools are members of the
49ers. Illinois wide receiver A.J. Jenkins, Michigan center Jonathan Goodwin,
Michigan State tight end Garrett Celek, Ohio State guard/tackle Alex Boone and wide
receiver Ted Ginn Jr. and Wisconsin quarterback Scott Tolzien will line up on
offense for the 49ers, while Michigan State safety Trenton Robinson, Ohio State
linebacker Larry Grant and safety Donte Whitner and Penn State linebacker NaVorro
Bowman check in on the defensive side of the ball. Michigan wide receiver Mario
Manningham appears on the injured reserve list, while Northwestern guard Al Netter
and Penn State linebacker Nate Stupar are on the practice squad.

Both head coaches and nine of the Ravens' and 49ers' assistant coaches have ties to
Big Ten schools.  Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (assistant at Indiana), assistant
head coach/special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg (assistant at Minnesota),
offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell (played at Iowa, assistant at Northwestern and
Penn State), defensive coordinator Dean Pees (assistant at Michigan State),
secondary coach Teryl Austin (assistant at Michigan), and offensive line coach Andy
Moeller (played at Michigan and Wolverines' assistant coach) each have Big Ten ties.
49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh (played at Michigan), quarterbacks coach Geep Chryst
(assistant at Wisconsin), assistant secondary coach Greg Jackson (assistant at
Wisconsin), linebackers coach Jim Leavitt (assistant at Iowa) and running backs
coach Tom Rathman (played at Nebraska) have also spent time with current Big Ten
institutions.

The complete list of Big Ten players and coaches set to participate in Super Bowl
XLVII appears below:

2013 Super Bowl Participants from Big Ten Schools

Baltimore Ravens (6)
Name                                    Position               School
Jack Cornell^                      OL                           Illinois
Tandon Doss                      WR                         Indiana
Sean Considine                 S                              Iowa
Marshal Yanda                  G/T                        Iowa
Sam Koch                            P                             Nebraska
Bernard Pollard                 S                              Purdue

Coaches
John Harbaugh, Head coach (Defensive backs and special teams coach at Indiana in 1997)
Jerry Rosburg, Assistant head coach/special teams coordinator (Secondary coach at
Minnesota in 1996)
Jim Caldwell, Offensive coordinator (Played at Iowa from 1973-76; Assistant at
Northwestern in 1981 and Penn State from 1986-92)
Dean Pees, Defensive coordinator (Defensive coordinator at Michigan State from 1995-97)
Teryl Austin, Secondary coach (Secondary coach at Michigan from 1999-02)
Andy Moeller, Offensive line coach (Played linebacker at Michigan from 1982-86 and
Wolverines' offensive line coach from 2000-07)

San Francisco 49ers (13)
Name                                    Position               School
A.J. Jenkins                         WR                         Illinois
Jonathan Goodwin          C                             Michigan
Mario Manningham*     WR                         Michigan
Garrett Celek                     TE                           Michigan State
Trenton Robinson            S                              Michigan State
Al Netter^                           OG                         Northwestern
Alex Boone                         G/T                        Ohio State
Ted Ginn Jr.                        WR                         Ohio State
Larry Grant                         LB                           Ohio State
Donte Whitner                  S                              Ohio State
NaVorro Bowman            LB                           Penn State
Nate Stupar^                     LB                           Penn State
Scott Tolzien                      QB                          Wisconsin

Coaches
Jim Harbaugh, Head coach (Played quarterback at Michigan from 1983-86)
Geep Chryst, Quarterbacks coach (Assistant at Wisconsin in 1988)
Greg Jackson, Assistant secondary coach (Assistant at Wisconsin in 2010)
Jim Leavitt, Linebackers coach (Assistant at Iowa in 1989)
Tom Rathman, Running backs coach (Played running back at Nebraska from 1983-85)

* Injured Reserve | ^ Practice Squad


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