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Feb. 8, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Bradley Roby and Jeff Heuerman, as members of the Super Bowl 50-winning Denver Broncos, have increased Ohio State’s total number of Super Bowl winning former players to 32 and the total number of Super Bowl wins by former Buckeyes to 39.

Roby had a game-high three passes defensed in Denver’s 24-10 victory while Heuerman was on the sidelines but unable to play after injuring his knee during fall camp and getting placed on injured reserve.

The Panthers featured four former Buckeyes, all of whom started and/or played extensively: WRs Corey Brown and Ted Ginn, OG Andrew Norwell and S Kurt Coleman. Brown and Ginn led Carolina with four receptions apiece while Norwell was the left guard through the third quarter when he left with a leg injury. Coleman totaled seven tackles.

Mike Vrabel has played on three Super Bowl-winning teams to lead all former Buckeyes. Five other Buckeyes have won two Super Bowls: Paul Warfield, Morris Bradshaw, John Frank, Thomas “Pepper” Johnson and William Roberts.

A total of 70 former Ohio State players have been a part of a Super Bowl team.

Pagac gets a ring
Fred Pagac, a tight end for the Buckeyes from 1971-73, a graduate assistant coach from 1978-81 and an assistant coach with the program for 19 years from 1982-2000, coaches the Broncos’ outside linebackers. This was his first season with the Broncos and his 15th as an NFL assistant, with previous positions with Oakland, Kansas City, Minnesota and Minnesota. He also coached in Super Bowl XXXVII with the Oakland Raiders.

Ohio State’s Super Bowl Winners
Players

2016 CB Bradley Roby, Denver Broncos — Super Bowl 50
2016 TE Jeff Heuerman, Denver Broncos — Super Bowl 50
2015 DB Nate Ebner, New England Patriots – XLVIX
2012 OC Jim Cordle, New York Giants – XLVI
2012 TE Jake Ballard, New York Giants — XLVI
2011 LB A.J. Hawk, Green Bay Packers – XLV
2011 DT Ryan Pickett, Green Bay Packers – XLV
2011 LB Matt Wilhelm, Green Bay Packers — XLV
2010 CB Malcolm Jenkins, New Orleans Saints — XLIV
2010 DE Will Smith, New Orleans Saints — XLIV
2009 WR *Santonio Holmes, Pittsburgh Steelers — XLIII
2007 S Michael Doss, Indianapolis Colts — XLI
2005 LB Mike Vrabel, New England Patriots — XXXIX
2004 LB Mike Vrabel, New England Patriots — XXXVIII
2003 TE Ricky Dudley, Tampa Bay Buccaneers — XXXVII
2003 P Tom Tupa, Tampa Bay Buccaneers — XXXVII
2002 LB Mike Vrabel, New England Patriots — XXXVI
2000 LT Orlando Pace, St. Louis Rams — XXXIV
2000 QB Joe Germaine, St. Louis Rams — XXXIV
2000 LB Lorenzo Styles, St. Louis Rams — XXXIV
1999 CB Tito Paul, Denver Broncos — XXXIII
1992 OT Jim Lachey, Washington Redskins — XXVI
1991 OG William Roberts, New York Giants — XXV
1991 LG Pepper Johnson, New York Giants — XXV
1989 TE John Frank, San Francisco 49ers — XXIII
1987 OG William Roberts, New York Giants — XXI
1987 LG Pepper Johnson, New York Giants — XXI
1986 QB Mike Tomczak, Chicago Bears — XX
1986 CB Shaun Gayle, Chicago Bears — XX
1985 TE John Frank, San Francisco 49ers — XIX
1981 WR Morris Bradshaw, Oakland Raiders — XV
1977 DB Jack Tatum, Oakland Raiders — XI
1977 DB Neal Colzie, Oakland Raiders — XI
1977 WR Morris Bradshaw, Oakland Raiders — XI
1974 WR Paul Warfield, Miami Dolphins — VIII
1973 WR Paul Warfield, Miami Dolphins – VII
1971 OT Bob Vogel, Baltimore Colts — V
1970 OT Jim Tyrer, Kansas City Chiefs — IV
1969 RB Matt Snell, New York Jets — III

*MVP