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Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Another group of Panthers in the Super Bowl

By Pat Yasinskas

Posted by's Pat Yasinskas

No, it's not the Carolina Panthers. But another team of Panthers will be part of the Super Bowl -- well, sort of. It's Tampa Plant High School's Panthers.

The Class 4A state champions have been enlisted to help NBC's camera crew work on its angles for the game. The Panthers are going to go to Raymond James Stadium next week and run through a bunch of plays. They'll first get a crash course in some of the plays used by the Steelers and Cardinals from former NFL and college coach John Robinson.

The Panthers also will be asked to run out of the stadium tunnels to simulate pre-game introductions.

By the way, Eric Dungy, the son of recently-retired Indianapolis coach Tony Dungy, is a junior defensive back for Plant.