Feb 2, 2011

Strong Bearcat Ties to 2011 Super Bowl

Super Bowl XLV pits two of the NFL’s oldest and most storied franchises against each other as the Green Bay Packers face the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday, February 6th. The two franchises have nine Super Bowl wins combined.
But here's some fun trivia you may not know: UC red and black runs through BOTH teams!

Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin spent time patrolling the sidelines of Nippert Stadium as defensive backs coach in 1999 and 2000 under then head coach Rick Minter.

Former Bearcat Brandon Underwood, cornerback for the Packers, played under Mark Dantonio and Brian Kelly at UC. Underwood played in 10 regular season games for the Packers and had two tackles against the Chicago Bears in the NFC Championship.

So no matter who wins this Sunday's big game, a former Bearcat will claim one of the sports world’s most prestigious rings and we wish them both luck!

Got another UC – Super Bowl connection to share? Predictions on the game? Favorite super bowl party dish? Weigh in by commenting below!

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