The Ohio connection to Super Bowl 50

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SANTA CLARA, California – Super Bowl 50 is tomorrow and although there isn’t an Ohio team playing, there are plenty of players who are from Ohio or played at an Ohio college on both teams.

Ohio State has the most former players in the Super Bowl of any college, with 6 active players between both rosters.

A few of the players even played together while at Ohio State. Corey Brown and Bradley Roby used to be roommates and also played with Jeff Heuerman.

Check out a little more information below about all of the players who are either from Ohio, or played at an Ohio college.

Carolina Panthers:

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Corey ‘Philly’ Brown
Position: Wide Receiver
Hometown: Springfield, Pennsylvania
College: Ohio State
2015 statistics: In his second season with the Panthers, Brown played in 14 games, starting 11 of them. He had 31 receptions for 447 yards throughout the season, along with 4 touchdowns.

 

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Kurt Coleman
Position: Safety
Hometown: Clayton, Ohio
College: Ohio State
2015 statistics: Coleman is in his 6th season with the Panthers, starting and playing in 15 games this season.  Coleman had 55 solo tackles, 1 sack, 7 interceptions and 1 touchdown this season.

 

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Ted Ginn Jr. 
Position: Wide Receiver
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
College: Ohio State
2015 statistics: Ginn Jr. has been with the Panthers for 9 seasons. This season he started 13 games and played in 15. He finished with 44 receptions for 739 yards and 10 touchdowns.

 

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Luke Kuechly
Position: Linebacker
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
College: Boston College
2015 statistics: Kuechly started and played in 13 games this season, his 4th one with the Panthers. He had 76 solo tackles this year, along with 4 interceptions and 1 touchdown.

 

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Andrew Norwell
Position: Guard
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
College: Ohio State
2015 statistics: Norwell played in and started 13 games this season, his 2nd with the Panthers.

 

Denver Broncos:

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Bradley Roby
Position: Cornerback
Hometown: Suwanee, Georgia
College: Ohio State
2015 statistics: In his second season with the Broncos, Roby started 4 of them and played in 16. He had 34 solo tackles and 1 interception.

 

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Devier Posey
Position: Wide Receiver
Hometown: Redwood City, Georgia
College: Ohio State
2015 statistics: On the Broncos reserve roster.

 

 

 

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Vance Walker
Position: Defensive End
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
College: Georgia Tech
2015 statistics: Walker started 4 games for the Broncos this year, playing in 15 games overall. He had 23 solo tackles and 2 sacks.

 

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David Bruton Jr.
Position: Safety
Hometown: Miamisburg, Ohio
College: Notre Dame
2015 statistics: Bruton Jr. played in 13 games this season, starting 3 of them. He had 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovery and 37 solo tackles in his seventh season with the Broncos.

 

 

 

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Derek Wolfe
Position: Defensive Lineman
Hometown: Lisbon, Ohio
College: Cincinnati
2015 statistics: Wolfe played and started in 12 games this season, his fourth with the Broncos. He had 35 solo tackles and 5.5 sacks.

 

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Jeff Heuerman
Position: Tight End
Hometown: Naples, Florida
College: Ohio State
2015 statistics: He didn’t play in the 2015 season after getting surgery to repair a torn ACL he got during the preseason.

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