Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7 in Tampa will feature a who’s who list of former Power 5 and smaller program stars representing their respective universities on the grand stage. Kansas City and Tampa Bay will do battle for the NFL’s biggest prize and if you take a closer look, several schools — not limited to the bluebloods — will get free air-time in promoting player development and former stars at the top of their game.
Tampa Bay is only the fourth team since 1990 to advance from the wild-card round to the Super Bowl and is becoming the first franchise to play a championship game in its home stadium, all thanks to Tom Brady’s heroics in the postseason and stellar play from its defense in critical situations.
The Chiefs are aiming for their second straight Super Bowl crown, the first time the NFL would produce a repeat champion since Brady’s New England Patriots accomplished the feat during the 2003-2004 campaigns. Kansas City won a franchise-record 14 games during the regular season and hopes reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes is at full strength and going through concussion protocol during the divisional round and overcoming turf toe last week vs. Buffalo.
Here’s a look at which colleges have the most players represented at this season’s Super Bowl based on official team rosters. We’ve included players within the two-deep and those included on the 74-man roster for the championship game, but for descriptive purposes, let’s highlight the starters: