San Francisco and Baltimore advanced to the Super Bowl yesterday, which means there’s going to be intense competition in the two weeks leading up to the game between the Harbaugh brothers coaching against one another and Ray Lewis‘ impending retirement for the coveted Jerome-Bettis-is-from-Detroit Most Exhausted Storyline Award.
With the matchup set, another Hokie will be at the game. Backup Ravens quarterback Tyrod Taylor will become the 20th former Virginia Tech player to be on a Super Bowl roster.
Taylor, Joe Flacco‘s backup, is in his second NFL season. He played in seven games, getting most of his action in the regular season finale at Cincinnati. He went 17-for-29 for 179 yards, no touchdowns and one interception this year and ran for 73 yards and a touchdown.
Baltimore also has assistant offensive line coach Todd Washington, who lettered as an offensive linemen with the Hokies from 1995-97, earning all-Big East honors as a senior center. He played eight seasons in the NFL. He’s in his second season on the Ravens’ staff.
Here’s an updated list of Hokies who have appeared in Super Bowls:
- Carroll Dale, WR, Green Bay (I, II, VIII)
- Jim Richards, S, New York Jets (III)
- Tom Beasley, DT, Pittsburgh (XIII, XIV)
- Rick Razzano, LB, Cincinnati (XVI)
- Don Strock, QB, Miami (XVII, XIX)
- Roger Brown, CB, New York Giants (XXV)
- Bruce Smith, DE, Buffalo (XXV, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII)
- Tyronne Drakeford, CB, San Francisco (XXIX)
- John Burke, TE, New England (XXXI)
- Antonio Freeman, WR, Green Bay (XXXI, XXXII)
- Vaughn Hebron, RB, Denver (XXXII, XXXIII)
- Ken Oxendine, RB, Atlanta (XXXIII)
- Cornell Brown, LB, Baltimore (XXXV)
- Nick Sorenson, S, St. Louis (XXXVI)
- Todd Washington, OL, Tampa Bay (XXXVII)
- Eric Green, CB, Arizona (XLIII)*
- Pierson Prioleau, S, New Orleans (XLIV)
- Chris Ellis, DE, Pittsburgh (XLV)*
- Jason Worilds, OLB, Pittsburgh (XLV)*
- Tyrod Taylor, QB, Baltimore (XLVII)
* not on active roster for game