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Bobby McCray becomes 20th former Gator to win Super Bowl



With the New Orleans Saints' victory Over the Indianapolis Colts in Sunday's Super Bowl, Bobby McCray became the 20th former Gator to play on a winning Super Bowl team. 

McCray started at left DE in all three games this post season for the Saints. He made two tackles and had one of three quarterback hurries on Peyton Manning during the Super Bowl. The Saints defense made four tackles-for-loss and deflected six passes in the game.

Here is a list of former Gators and the Super Bowl games they played in:

Gators in the Super Bowl (*Wins)
Super Bowl I (1967) *Don Chandler (Green Bay), P
Super Bowl II (1968)     *Don Chandler (Green Bay), P
Super Bowl X (1976) Burton Lawless (Dallas), OG
Super Bowl XII (1978)    *Larry Brinson (Dallas), RB
  *Burton Lawless (Dallas), OG
Super Bowl XIII (1979)     Larry Brinson (Dallas), RB
   Burton Lawless (Dallas), OG
Super Bowl XIV (1980)    Jack Youngblood (L.A. Rams), DE
Super Bowl XVI (1982)    Glenn Cameron (Cincinnati), ILB
   Cris Collinsworth (Cincinnati), WR
Super Bowl XVII (1983)   Nat Moore (Miami), WR
Super Bowl XIX (1985)    Nat Moore (Miami), WR
Super Bowl XX (1986)    *Wilber Marshall (Chicago), OLB
Super Bowl XXI (1987)    Tony Lilly (Denver), FS
   Ricky Nattiel (Denver), WR
Super Bowl XXII (1988)   Tony Lilly (Denver), FS
   Ricky Nattiel (Denver), WR
Super Bowl XXIII (1989) Cris Collinsworth (Cincinnati),
Super Bowl XXVI (1992)   *Wilber Marshall (Washington), OLB
Super Bowl XXVII (1993) *Emmitt Smith (Dallas), RB
    *Godfrey Myles (Dallas), OLB
Super Bowl XXVIII (1994)   *Emmitt Smith (Dallas), RB
 *Godfrey Myles (Dallas), OLB
Super Bowl XXX (1996)    *Emmitt Smith (Dallas), RB
    *Godfrey Myles (Dallas), LB
John L. Williams, (Pittsburgh), RB
  Ernie Mills (Pittsburgh), WR
Super Bowl XXXIII (1999)    Elijah Williams (Atlanta), DB
Super Bowl XXXIV (2000) *Kevin Carter (St. Louis), DE
Jevon Kearse (Tennessee), DE
 Zach Piller (Tennessee), OG
Super Bowl XXXV (2001)    *Jeff Mitchell (Baltimore), C
 Lomas Brown (N.Y. Giants), OT
  Ike Hilliard (N.Y. Giants), WR
Super Bowl XXXVII (2003)     *Lomas Brown (Tampa Bay), OG
    *Kenyatta Walker (Tampa Bay), OT
     Mo Collins (Oakland), OT
Super Bowl XXXVIII (2004)    Jeff Mitchell (Carolina), C
Super Bowl XXXIX (2005) Jevon Kearse (Philadelphia), DE
    Lito Sheppard (Philadelphia), DB
Super Bowl XL (2006)     *Max Starks (Pittsburgh), OT
    Darrell Jackson (Seattle), WR
    Marquand Manuel (Seattle), S
Super Bowl XLI (2007)    Alex Brown (Chicago), DE
  Rex Grossman, (Chicago), QB
  Todd Johnson, (Chicago), S
   Ian Scott, (Chicago), DT
Super Bowl XLII (2008)   Jabar Gaffney (New England), WR
   Chad Jackson (New England), WR
Super Bowl XLIII (2009) *Dallas Baker (Pittsburgh), WR
   *Max Starks (Pittsburgh), OT
Super Bowl XLIV (2010)  *Bobby McCray (New Orleans), DE

Thirty former UF football players were on NFL rosters when the season began, and 10 players advanced to the playoffs.  McCray’s appearance marked the 52nd time a former Gator played in the Super Bowl.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:39pm]


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