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Super Bowl XLVI: Boston College Most Represented On Super Bowl Rosters

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With six former players on either the New York Giants or New England Patriots roster, Boston College is the most represented college football program in this year's Super Bowl. Either Mathias Kiwanuka, Chris Snee, Will Blackmon and Mark Herzlich of the Giants or Ron Brace and Dan Koppen of the Patriots will come away with a Super Bowl ring, marking the fourth straight season a former Boston College Eagle will finish the year with a title.

Well, that was anti-climactic.

Rutgers has the second most players represented in this year's Super Bowl (5), followed by Florida, Fresno State, LSU, Miami, Michigan and Virginia with four. Arkansas, Michigan State, Mississippi, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Tennessee and Troy all have three players on either the Giants or Patriots roster.

While BC is the most represented program in this year's Super Bowl, it's the SEC that is most represented as a conference. The SEC has a total of 23 players on a Super Bowl roster, with Florida (4), Arkansas (3), Mississippi (3) and Tennessee (3) leading the way.

The Big Ten comes in second with 22 players. Michigan (4), Michigan State (3), Penn State (3) and Purdue (3) are the most represented Big Ten programs.

The ACC came in third behind the SEC and Big Ten with 19 players. BC (6), Miami (4), Virginia (4) and North Carolina (2) are the teams from the conference with multiple players on a Super Bowl roster.

The Big East and Pac-12 each have 15 players in Super Bowl XLVI, while the Big 12 has just five.

A look at the Super Bowl roster breakdown by school and conference after the jump.

By college (schools represented by more than one player):

6 -- Boston College
5 -- Rutgers
4 -- Florida, Fresno State, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Virginia
3 -- Arkansas, Michigan State, Mississippi, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Tennessee, Troy
2 -- Akron, Alabama, Arizona State, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, South Florida, TCU, UCLA

By conference:

23 -- SEC
22 -- Big Ten
19 -- ACC
15 -- Big East, Pac-12
5 -- Big 12, Conference USA, MAC, WAC
4 -- Sun Belt
3 -- Mountain West