When it comes to college football, Rutgers is an absolute joke. There really is no nice way to say it. I’m a proud Rutgers grad and even I know our football program is a laughingstock. Totally outmatched in the Big 10, Rutgers’ team is poised to be a bottom dweller for years.
However, while the sum of the Rutgers football program might be trash, at least its parts are legit: Rutgers, yes, RUTGERS will have more players on the combined Super Bowl rosters than any other college team. More than Alabama, more than LSU and Stanford, and more than twice as many as any other Big Ten team.
On the Patriots is the defensive back trio of Devin McCourty, Logan Ryan, and Duron Harmon, who each had an interception in the divisional round against the Houston Texans.
And on the Falcons is wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, who plays #2 to Julio Jones’ #1. With those four players, Rutgers has more Super Bowl participants than any other college program.
Rutgers head coach Chris Ash spoke to NJ Advance Media about Rutgers’ presence in the big game:
“Everyone goes into college with a dream and a goal of having a chance to play in the NFL. And everyone thinks you have to play at this school or that school to make it. I think it shows that you don’t necessarily have to chase a logo to make it in the NFL. I’m very excited for those players and proud of the way they represent Rutgers.”
Rutgers. More players in the Super Bowl than any other college program. F*cking Rutgers.
What a world we live in.