It should come as no surprise, but the numbers are still jarring.
Anyone who thought about it for more than a second or two would guess that the SEC has the most players in the Super Bowl. After all, when you've been the nation's best college football conference for the better part of a decade, you ought to have a healthy presence on the two best teams in the NFL.
But 23 players? Even the most ardent SEC homers would have bet the under on that many alums being on the rosters of the Ravens and 49ers.
Not all of them will see action on Super Bowl Sunday (four aren't even active), but a healthy number of them will be get their names called, and could be instrumental in the outcome.
The biggest SEC contributor will likely be a rookie who is one year removed from a BCS Championship. Courtney Upshaw, the fast outside linebacker who was the star of Nick Saban's defense a year ago is one of a crop of intimidating linebackers for the Ravens. Lining up beside Ray Lewis, Upshaw has acco...