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Nissan #ProJackets Report, Super Bowl Champions

Feb. 8, 2016

Demaryius Thomas and Vance Walker are now Super Bowl champions after the Denver Broncos upended the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Calif. Check out the rest of this week’s Nissan #ProJackets Report.

Made an error in our excitement last night. There was no L in @SwaggerVance99 & #Broncos, but there is in Walker. pic.twitter.com/AsVygHfzQr

— GeorgiaTech Football (@GeorgiaTechFB) February 8, 2016

— GeorgiaTech Football (@GeorgiaTechFB) February 8, 2016

Thomas finished the game with one catch for eight yards, while Walker added two tackles on defense.

Georgia Tech had the second-most pro players (4) on the Super Bowl 50 rosters. Only Ohio State (6) had more pro players than the Yellow Jackets. Tech’s four #ProJackets included active players Thomas and Walker for the Broncos and inactives Louis Young and Stephen Hill for the Panthers.

With the win, Thomas and Walker join elite company, becoming the 17th and 18th #ProJackets, respectively, to win a Super Bowl. The entire list includes:

Anthony Allen – Baltimore Ravens (XLVII, 2013) 
Don Bessillieu – Los Angeles Raiders (XVIII, 1984) 
Gary Brown – Green Bay Packers (XXXI, 1997)
Morgan Burnett – Green Bay Packers (XLV, 2011) 
James Butler – New York Giants (XLII, 2008)
Bill Curry – Green Bay Packers (I, 1967), Baltimore Colts (V, 1971) 
Keyaron Fox – Pittsburgh Steelers (XLIII, 2009)
Joe Hamilton – Tampa Bay Bucaneers (XXXVII, 2003)
Tony Hargrove – New Orleans Saints (XLIV, 2010)
Dorsey Levens – Green Bay Packers (XXXI, 1997)
Billy Lothridge – Miami Dolphins (VII, 1973)
Michael Matthews – New York Giants XLII 2008)
Curtis McGee – St. Louis Rams (XXXIV, 2000) 
Chris Reis – New Orleans Saints (XLIV, 2010)
Billy Shields – San Francisco 49ers (XIX, 1985)
Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos (Super Bowl 50, 2016)
Vance Walker – Denver Broncos (Super Bowl 50, 2016)
Gerris Wilkinson – New York Giants (XLII, 2008)

For the latest on Georgia Tech alumni in the NFL, be sure to follow our updates on Twitter (@GeorgiaTechFB) and Facebook (facebook.com/GTAthletics) by using the hashtag #ProJackets.

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