A potential new wrinkle in Nebraska’s pitches to football recruits is also the answer to a dynamite sports trivia question: “Which football program has the longest streak of players in the Super Bowl?”
Former Cornhuskers punter Sam Koch, now a member of the Baltimore Ravens, will appear in Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 3 — marking the 20th straight year that Nebraska has at least one player participating in the NFL’s championship game.
The streak began in Super Bowl XXVIII in 1994, when TE Nate Turner suited up for the Bills against Dallas.
So what other schools stack up against Nebraska in this regard? The Huskers’ closest competition for the longest current, Super Bowl player appearance streak is Notre Dame and Purdue, with 14 years each. After that it’s Ohio State, LSU, Georgia and Illinois (12 years in a row); Florida (11); Iowa (10); and Texas (eight).
We expect this to be the subject of an exhibit in Nebraska’s football facilities very soon.