Super Bowl XLVII rosters breakdown
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here are 140 players on today’s Super Bowl XLVII rosters, and, they come from all over and all levels of football.
Not surprisingly, the SEC leads the way with 23 players. The ACC and Big Ten are next with 19 each.
A bit of a surprise? A full 10% of the roster comes from FCS schools. There are another six players from Division II schools and one from an NAIA school.
The state of Florida produced 23 players, the most players of any state, with Texas (17) and California (16) next.
Another surprise? Six players hail from the state of Tennessee, while traditional high school football power Pennsylvania only produced four.
Looking at the Rivals.com recruiting rankings for each player, there are more players who were rated “no stars” (14) than five stars (8) out of high school.
San Francisco players were more highly-regarded by the recruiting analysts. The 49ers roster includes five former five-star recruits and 20 four stars, while the Ravens have just three five-stars and 13 four stars.
More Super Bowl roster facts:
- Atlanta suburb Norcross, Ga. (population 9,400) has two players in the game, 49ers Larry Grant (LB) and Chad Hall (WR). That’s more than 25 states. The Ravens cut safety Cyhl Quarles in training camp or Norcross’ total would’ve been three.
- San Francisco has five players that were rated Rivals.com five-stars out of high school vs. Baltimore’s three.
- In addition, three 49ers that are listed as “Not Rated” because they came along before the standardized rankings we used would’ve been five-stars: Randy Moss, Frank Gore, and Leonard Davis. Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, and Terrell Suggs would’ve given Baltimore a total of six five-stars. Bryant McKinnie and Anquan Boldin would’ve been high four or possibly five stars.
Super Bowl Players: Home State
3 players: Alabama, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, Utah.
2 players: Arizona, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New York
1 player: American Samoa, Barbados, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, West Virginia
Super Bowl Players: Conference
Super Bowl Players: College Team
Super Bowl Players: Recruiting Ranking
Note: 25 players were “Not Rated” because they graduated from high school before standardized rankings were available. The 14 players designated “No Stars” were eligible to be ranked but were not given a ranking.
San Francisco 49ers: Recruiting Ranking
Note: 11 San Francisco players were “Not Rated” because they graduated from high school before standardized rankings were available.
Baltimore Ravens: Recruiting Ranking
Note: 14 Baltimore players were “Not Rated” because they graduated from high school before standardized rankings were available.