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Three Former Razorbacks Push Super Bowl Streak To Six

02/01/2014
Athletic Communications
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FAYETTEVILLE - When Super Bowl XLVIII kicks off Sunday at 5:30 p.m. on FOX, it will feature three former Razorbacks on the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks. Offensive tackle Alvin Bailey, quarterback Tavaris Jackson and head coach Pete Carroll all spent part of their careers before professional football in Fayetteville.

Bailey appeared in 14 games during the regular season and has played in both playoff games of his rookie year. He started all 38 games of his career at Arkansas from 2010-12 and blocked for three straight seasons with a 3,000-yard passer. He was named a Freshman All-American in 2010 and followed that with an All-American honor from Pro Football Weekly and second-team All-SEC acclaim from the Associated Press and conference's coaches in 2011.

Jackson played in three games during the 2013 regular season, serving as the Seahawks' backup to Russell Wilson, and is 10-of-13 passing for 151 yards and one touchdown. Jackson played at Arkansas in 2001 and 2002 before finishing his career at Alabama State. He was drafted by Minnesota in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft and is 635-of-1,066 passing for 7,226 yards and 39 touchdowns with 644 rushing yards in his eight-year NFL career.

Carroll is in his fourth season as head coach of the Seahawks and is looking to become the third head coach to earn a collegiate national title and Super Bowl victory, joining former Razorbacks Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer. Carroll was a graduate assistant on Arkansas' 1977 coaching staff, helping the Razorbacks to an 11-1 season capped with a 31-6 defeat of No. 2 Oklahoma in the 1978 Orange Bowl. That win vaulted Arkansas to a No. 3 ranking in the final AP poll.

The Razorbacks have been represented in six straight Super Bowls and, if the Seahawks win, will have a winner for the fifth straight year. Arkansas now has 34 former student-athletes or coaches who have been affiliated with a Super Bowl team.

For more information on Arkansas football, follow @RazorbackFB on Twitter.

FORMER RAZORBACKS IN THE SUPER BOWL

PLAYER TEAM SUPER BOWL (OPPONENT)
Lance Alworth, WR Dallas VI (Miami)
Steve Atwater, S Denver XXIV (S.F.), XXXII (G.B.), XXXIII (Atlanta)
Alvin Bailey, OT  Seattle  XLVIII (Denver) 
Ravin Caldwell, LB  Washington  XXII (Denver), XXVI (Buffalo)
Mike Cherry, QB N.Y. Giants  XXXV (Baltimore)
Steve Cox, P  Washington  XXII (Denver)
Henry Ford, DT/DE  Tennessee  XXIV (St. Louis)
Brett Goode, LS Green Bay XLV (Pittsburgh)
Ryan Hale, DT  N.Y. Giants  XXXV (Baltimore)
Dan Hampton, DE  Chicago  XX (New England)
Madre Hill, RB  Oakland  XXXVII (Tampa Bay)
Tavaris Jackson, QB Seattle  XLVIII (Denver)
Raylee Johnson, DE  San Diego  XXIX (San Francisco)
Greg Lasker, S N.Y. Giants XXI (Denver)
Jim Lindsay, RB  Minnesota  IV (Kansas City) 
Ryan Mallett, QB  New England  XLVI (N.Y. Giants) 
Brison Manor, DE  Denver  XII (Dallas) 
Mitch Petrus, OG  N.Y. Giants  XLVI (New England) 
Dave Reavis, OT Pittsburgh  IX (Minnesota), X (Dallas) 
Billy Ray Smith, DT  Baltimore Colts  III (N.Y. Jets), V (Dallas)
R.C. Thielemann, OG  Washington  XXII (Denver) 
Tony Ugoh  Indianapolis  XLIV (New Orleans) 
  N.Y. Giants  XLVI (New England) 
Bobbie Williams  Baltimore  XLVII (San Francisco) 
Dennis Winston, LB  Pittsburgh  XIII (Dallas), XIV (L.A. Rams) 

COACH TEAM SUPER BOWL (OPPONENT)
Raymond Berry* New England XX (Chicago)
Don Breaux* Washington    XVII (Miami), XVIII (L.A. Raiders), XXII (Denver), XXVI (Buffalo)
Pete Carroll*  Seattle  XLVIII (Denver) 
Joe Gibbs*  Washington  XVII (Miami), XVIII (L.A. Raiders), XXII (Denver), XXVI (Buffalo) 
Bill Johnson*    New Orleans  XLIV (Indianapolis) 
Jimmy Johnson Dallas  XXVII (Buffallo), XXVIII (Buffalo) 
John Mitchell*  Pittsburgh  XXX (Dallas), XL (Seattle), XLIII (Arizona), XLV (G.B.)
Barry Switzer  Dallas  XXX (Pittsburgh) 
Fred Von Appen*  San Francisco  XIX (Miami), XXIII (Cincinnati) 
*Coached at Arkansas     

OWNER TEAM SUPER BOWL (OPPONENT)
Jerry Jones           Dallas             XXVII (Buffalo), XXVIII (Buffalo), XXX (Pittsburgh)


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