The Big 12 and the Super Bowl: The Sixties
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
I know. I know.
Just what you want to see. Another Super Bowl story.
But I thought it might be interesting to look back at the Big 12's history in the NFL's grandest game every year. You notice I didn't say it was necessarily the best.
With that in mind, along with information from the awesome Web site pro-football-reference.com, I spent a few hours researching just that question.
But here's a look at players from Big 12 schools who played during the 1960s. I'll detail all of the Super Bowl matchups over the week, breaking them down into neat decade-by-decade groupings.
Today's will deal with the formative years when Super Bowls didn't automatically sell out -- the 1960s.
Here's a look at Super Bowl teams and players on their roster during their championship season who were members of them. And for players who attended multiple colleges, I used the college they attended when they were drafted. For example, Troy Aikman is considered for UCLA rather than Oklahoma.
1966: Green Bay Packers - RB Donny Anderson (Texas Tech), LB Lee Roy Caffey (Texas A&M), WR Boyd Dowler (Colorado).
Kansas City Chiefs - LB E.J Holub, Kansas City (Texas Tech), FB Curtis McClinton (Kansas), DB Bobby Ply (Baylor).
1967: Green Bay Packers - RB Donny Anderson (Texas Tech), LB Lee Roy Caffey (Texas A&M), WR Boyd Dowler (Colorado).
Oakland Raiders - RB Estes Banks (Colorado), LB Bill Fairband (Colorado), CB Kent McCloughan (Nebraska), LB Gus Otto (Missouri), DB Warren Powers (Nebraska),
1968: New York Jets - DT John Elliott (Texas), S Jim Hudson (Texas), TE Pete Lammons (Texas), DT-DE Carl McAdams (Oklahoma), WR George Sauer (Texas), WR Bake Turner (Texas Tech).
Baltimore Colts - CB Bobby Boyd (Oklahoma).
1969: Kansas City Chiefs - C E.J. Holub (Texas Tech), FB-TE Curtis McClinton (Kansas), G Mo Moorman (Texas A&M).
Minnesota Vikings - DT Paul Dickson (Baylor), RB Billy Harris (Colorado), LB John Kirby (Nebraska), C Mick Tinglehoff (Nebraska).
Note: Starters are in bold.
Coming Tuesday: The Seventies.
BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
Final Illinois 18 Louisiana Tech 35 Final Rutgers 40 North Carolina 21 Final North Carolina State 34 UCF 27
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State