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A small school finds a big stage

Updated: February 23, 2011, 4:19 PM ET
By Donald Hunt | ESPN.com

When Green Bay free safety Nick Collins picked off Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger and took it 37 yards into the end zone in the first quarter of Super Bowl XLV, the Packers faithful weren't alone in erupting into celebration.

As the three-time Pro Bowler was very aware, Collins was wearing the green and yellow of the Packers, but also representing the maroon and gold of the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, and by extension, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the country.

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