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Super Bowl - Tar Heel Taste

Posted February 4, 2008

Calling all sports fans! I need your help. I am trying to compile a complete list of North Carolinians who have played or coached in the Super Bowl.
The list should include any Super Bowler who played football at a NC college or grew up in the Tar Heel state.

Please ask your sports friends to help with this. WRAL staffer Jeff Reeves helped me compile an incomplete list. There are many more.

We will begin with four players who played in Sunday’s game:

Madison Hedgecock (UNC) - New York Giants
Fred Robbins (Wake Forest) - New York Giants
Guy Whimper (ECU) – New York Giants
Ben Watson (Duke) – New England Patriots

Here is a partial list from previous Super Bowls

Julius Peppers (UNC) – Carolina Panthers
Sean Locklear (NCSU) – Seattle Seahawks
Jeff Reed (UNC) – Pittsburgh Steelers
Willie Parker (UNC) – Pittsburgh Steelers
Bill Cowher (NCSU) – Pittsburgh Steelers
Torry Holt (NCSU) – St. Louis Rams
Brad Hoover (WCU) – Carolina Panthers
Ricky Proehl (Wake Forest) – Carolina Panthers
Jeff Saturday (UNC) – Indianapolis Colts
Kevin Donnalley (UNC) – Carolina Panthers
Joe Gibbs (born in Mocksville) – Washington Redskins
Brad Johnson (from Black Mountain) – Tampa Bay Bucs
Dexter Reid (UNC) – New England Patriots


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  • rlclooney Feb 4, 2008

    Clyde Christensen - UNC - QB Coach w/ Indianapolis Colts

  • shutterbug Feb 4, 2008

    Greg Warren (Southern Wayne High School and UNC) Steelers

  • DayumKrazy1 Feb 4, 2008

    Bill, here's a few more John Jett (ECU) Dallas Cowboys, Sonny Jurgensen (DUKE) Washington Redskins

  • str8shoot01 Feb 4, 2008

    David Merritt (NCSU) coach NY Giants
    Anthony Wright (West Craven) NY Giants
    Russell Davis (UNC) NY Giants
    Alvis Whitted (NCSU) Oakland Raiders
    Willie Williams (Western Carolina) Pittsburgh Steelers
    David Patten (Western Carolina) New England Patriots
    Brad Hoover (Western Carolina, Ledford High) Carolina Panthers Dexter Coakley (App. St) Dallas Cowboys Terry Long (ECU) Pittsburgh Steelers Yancey Thigpen (Winston-Salem St., Nash Co.) Pittsburgh Steelers Robert Jones (ECU) Dallas Cowboys Mike Jones (NCSU) New England Patriots DeShaun Foster (born in Charlotte) Carolina Panthers

  • dbass Feb 4, 2008

    Perry Williams (NCSU) - NY Giants

  • dbass Feb 4, 2008

    Alvis Whitted (NCSU)- Oakland Raiders

  • dbass Feb 4, 2008

    Mark Thomas (NCSU) - 49ers

  • dbass Feb 4, 2008

    Ray Agnew (NCSU) - St. Lous Rams

  • dbass Feb 4, 2008

    George Hegamin(NCSU) - Dallas Cowboys

  • Number1SRO Feb 4, 2008

    Kelvin Bryant(UNC) - Washington Redskins




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