January 26, 2006 - by
Six Seminoles in Super Bowl XL

Jan. 26, 2006

When Super Bowl XL kicks off, a total of six former Seminoles will be participating in the action. Florida State has the most players of any college in the Super Bowl this year, followed by Georgia (five) and BYU (four). Offensive tackle Walter Jones, safety Michael Boulware, wide receiver Peter Warrick and offensive tackle Ray Willis will suit up for the NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks. On the other sideline, safety Chris Hope and cornerback Bryant McFadden will represent FSU as members of the AFC Champion Pittsburgh Steelers.

Jones, Boulware and Hope are expected to be in the starting lineup while Warrick will likely serve as Seattle’s punt returner. Jones was selected to the Pro Bowl for the sixth time this year and is regarded as the best left tackle in the NFL. Boulware, Seattle’s third-leading tackler with 73 total stops, leads the Seahawks with four interceptions. Like Boulware, Hope leads the Steelers in interceptions (three) and is third in total tackles (90). McFadden has 16 tackles on the season for Pittsburgh along with an interception. Warrick has caught 11 passes for 180 yards and also returned 13 punts for 29 yards. Willis has played in a total of six games as a back-up tackle for Seattle.

Super Bowl XL is scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. kickoff on Sunday, February 5th and will be televised by ABC.

Schools With Most Players On Active Super Bowl Rosters

1. Florida State 6

2. Georgia 5

3. BYU 4

4. North Carolina 3

4. Michigan 3

4. Purdue 3

4. Alabama 3

4. Texas 3

4. Florida 3

(12 schools with two each)

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