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SEC connections in Super Bowl XLVII

1/23/2013

With Super Bowl XLVII just around the corner, the SEC will once again be well-represented in the big game. The league leads all other conferences with 23 players on the two Super Bowl rosters (using current conference alignments).

The Baltimore Ravens have 10 former SEC players on their active roster, and the San Francisco 49ers are have nine.

Here's a look at how both teams are linked to the SEC:

Baltimore Ravens

Active Roster: 10

Josh Bynes, Auburn

Terrence Cody, Alabama

Morgan Cox, Tennessee

Dannell Ellerbe, Georgia

Pernell McPhee, Mississippi State

Michael Oher, Ole Miss

Deonte Thompson, Florida

DeAngelo Tyson, Georgia

Courtney Upshaw, Alabama

Bobbie Williams, Arkansas

Reserve/Injured list: 1

Emanuel Cook, South Carolina

San Francisco 49ers

Active Roster: 9

Anthony Dixon, Mississippi State

Ricky Jean Francois, LSU

Tony Jerod-Eddie, Texas A&M

Ray McDonald, Florida

Carlos Rogers, Auburn

Aldon Smith, Missouri

Justin Smith, Missouri

Patrick Willis, Ole Miss

Chris Culliver, South Carolina

Reserve/Injured list: 2

Demarcus Dobbs, Georgia

Parys Haralson, Tennessee

Practice Squad: 1

Curtis Taylor, LSU

Here are some coaching connections to the SEC for both teams:

Ravens:

  • Secondary coach Teryl Austin served as Florida's defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach in 2010.

  • Offensive line coach Andy Moeller coached Missouri's offensive line/tight ends/special teams from 1994-99.

  • Linebackers coach Ted Monachino played linebacker Missouri.

  • Matt Weiss, who is in charge of defensive quality control, punted at Vanderbilt.

49ers:

  • Assistant secondary coach Greg Jackson played at LSU.

  • Linebackers coach Jim Leavitt was a graduate assistant at Missouri from 1978-79.

  • Special teams assistant Tracy Smith attended LSU and was a graduate assistant in 2005, where he worked with quarterbacks under the direction of offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Jimbo Fisher.

  • Offensive line coach Mike Solari was an assistant under Gene Stallings at Alabama from 1990-91.