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Nissan #ProJackets Report, Super Bowl Bound

Jan. 25, 2016

Four #ProJackets punched their tickets Sunday to Super Bowl 50. Denver defeated New England 20-18 in the AFC Championship Game, while Carolina routed Arizona 49-15 in the NFC Championship Game.

Georgia Tech is one of three FBS programs with four of more players on Super Bowl 50 rosters, joining Ohio State (6) and Tennessee (4). Tech’s four #ProJackets include active players Demaryius Thomas and Vance Walker, inactive player Lou Young, and Stephen Hill who is on injured reserve.

Demaryius Thomas will make his second career Super Bowl appearance (last: 2014, SB XLVIII), while Vance Walker will make his first trip to the Super Bowl. Lou Young, who has been inactive for the Panthers during the postseason, and Stephen Hill, who is on injured reserve for the Panthers, will also make their first trip to the Super Bowl.

The trio joins an elite group of #ProJackets who have played in a Super Bowl. Thomas is even more exclusive company as he will be only the fifth Yellow Jacket alum to play in multiple Super Bowls.

Anthony Allen – Baltimore Ravens (XLVII, 2013) 
Don Bessillieu – Los Angeles Raiders (XVIII, 1984) 
Keith Brooking – Atlanta Falcons (XXXIII, 1999)
Gary Brown – Green Bay Packers (XXXI, 1997)
Morgan Burnett – Green Bay Packers (XLV, 2011) 
James Butler – New York Giants (XLII, 2008)
Delaunta Cameron – Tennessee Titans (XXXIV, 2000) 
Willie Clay – New England Patriots (XXXI, 1997)
Bill Curry – Green Bay Packers (I, 1967), Baltimore Colts (III, 1969; V, 1971) 
John Davis – Buffalo Bills (XXV, 1991; XXVI, 1992; XXVII, 1993; XXVIII, 1994) 
Lethon Flowers – Pittsburgh Steelers (XXX, 1996)
Keyaron Fox – Pittsburgh Steelers (XLIII, 2009)
Gary Guyton – New England Patriots (XLVI, 2012)
Joe Hamilton – Tampa Bay Bucaneers (XXXVII, 2003)
Tony Hargrove – New Orleans Saints (XLIV, 2010)
Joe Harris – Los Angeles Rams (XIV, 1980)
Drew Hill – Los Angeles Rams (XIV, 1980) 
Kent Hill – Los Angeles Rams (XIV, 1980) 
Dorsey Levens – Green Bay Packers (XXXI, 1997; XXXII, 1998), Philadelphia Eagles (XXXIX, 2005)
Billy Lothridge – Miami Dolphins (VII, 1973)
Michael Matthews – New York Giants XLII 2008)
Curtis McGee – St. Louis Rams (XXXIV, 2000) 
Craig Page – Tennessee Titans (XXXIV, 2000)
Mark Pike – Buffalo Bills (XXV, 1991; XXVI, 1992; XXVII, 1993; XXVIII, 1994) 
Chris Reis – New Orleans Saints (XLIV, 2010)
Darryl Richard – New England Patriots (XLVI, 2012)
Billy Shields – San Francisco 49ers (XIX, 1985)
Roy Simmons – Washington Redskins (XVIII, 1984)
Vernon Strickland – NewYork Giants (XXXV, 2001)
Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos (XLVIII, 2014)
Travares Tillman –
Carolina Panthers (XXXVIII, 2004)
Philip Wheeler – Indianapolis Colts (XLIV, 2010)
Ken Whisenhunt –
Arizona Cardinals, coach (XLIII, 2009)
Reggie Wilkes – Philadelphia Eagles (XV, 1981)
Gerris Wilkinson – New York Giants (XLII, 2008)
NOTE: list does now include Super Bowl 50 players yet

Check out the rest of this week’s Nissan #ProJackets Report.

 #PROJACKETS REPORT, 2016 PLAYOFFS
PLAYER AFC / NFC CHAMP NEXT GAME

Shaq Mason, OL

New England Patriots
ROOKIE
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Saturday, Jan. 24
STARTED at DEN
(L, 18-20)
No Stats
FINAL 2015 STATS
Games Played:
14
Games Started:
10

Demaryius Thomas, WR

Denver Broncos
6th Year
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Sunday, Jan. 24
STARTED vs. NE
(W, 20-18)
2 rec., 12 yds.
SUPER BOWL 50
Sunday, Feb. 7

vs. CAR
6:30 p.m. ET
CBS

Vance Walker, DE

Denver Broncos
7th Year
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Sunday, Jan. 24
PLAYED vs. NE
(W, 20-18)
1 tackles
SUPER BOWL 50
Sunday, Feb. 7

vs. CAR
6:30 p.m. ET
CBS

Lou Young, CB
Carolina Panthers
1st Year
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Sunday, Jan. 24
DNP (Inactive) vs. ARI
(W, 49-15)
SUPER BOWL 50
Sunday, Feb. 7

vs. DEN
6:30 p.m. ET
CBS

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