Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 2/3/12
Three former Ducks and Beavers will suit up for Super Bowl XLVI this Sunday. Oregon colleges haven’t produced this many players in a Super Bowl in 13 years, since the Denver Broncos beat the Atlanta Falcons. In that game, the Broncos had a pair of Ducks – RB Derek Loville and DT Ernest Jones – on the roster. The Falcons suited up former Duck QB Tony Graziani and WR Ronnie Harris, along with former Beaver DT Esera Tuaolo. Sure, last year there were three on the rosters, but Nick Barnett was hurt and Dennis Dixon never got into the game. This year’s trio has a chance to affect the game. So which of the three — Patrick Chung, Chad Ochocinco or Spencer Paysinger — will have the greatest effect on the outcome? The safe bet is New England safety Patrick Chung. Here’s a breakdown of what each of the three needs to do to come up big on Super Sunday. Chung missed half off the regular season with an injury. Having him at full strength should help the Patriots’ pass defense, which was se...
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