Super Bowl LVI between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams will take place on Sunday evening at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, and there will be plenty of former college stars on the biggest stage in football. The Bengals are in the Super Bowl for the first time since the 1988 season, while the Rams are in search of their second Super Bowl victory and first since the 1999 campaign.
It’s an intriguing game at the quarterback position. Former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow led the Tigers to the national championship and won the Heisman Trophy in 2019 and is looking to win a Super Bowl with the Bengals in just his second season in the league. Veteran Matthew Stafford, who starred at Georgia from 2006-08, is finally in the Super Bowl in his first year with the Rams after starting his career with the lowly Detroit Lions.
LSU and Florida are tied for the most players on active rosters for this season’s Super Bowl teams with five. The SEC and Big Ten lead the way among conferences with 25 players and 21 players in the big game, respectively.
Here’s a table of the schools represented by three or more players based on the official Rams and Bengals active rosters.
Two players each: Cincinnati, Colorado, Delaware, Florida Atlantic, Florida State, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, NC State, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Stanford, TCU, Utah, Wake Forest, Wisconsin.
One player each: Arkansas, Auburn, Azusa Pacific, Baylor, Boise State, Boston College, Brown, Concordia State College St. Paul, East Carolina, Eastern Washington, Iowa State, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Oregon State, Rutgers, South Carolina, Southern Miss, Chattanooga, Texas, Tulane, UAB, Utah State, USF, Virginia, West Virginia, Western Kentucky, Wyoming.
Here’s a table breaking it down by conference.
ConferencePlayersSEC25Big Ten21ACC14Pac-1212Big 1211FCS or lower7AAC5Conference USA5Mountain West5Independent2