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Three Yellow Jackets Set To Play In Super Bowl XLII

Jan. 23, 2008

Georgia Tech will be well-represented Feb. 3 in Super Bowl XLII in Glendale, Arizona. Three former Yellow Jackets — safety James Butler, tight end Michael Matthews and linebacker Gerris Wilkinson — all play for the New York Giants.

Butler, a third-year safety, was the Giants’ fifth-leading tackler, despite missing three games in 2007. He had 58 total tackles, 42 solo tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery.

Wilkinson, a second-year linebacker, played in 13 regular season games and saw significant action on special teams. He had eight tackles on the season including five solo tackles.

Matthews, a rookie tight end, played in all 16 regular season games. He had six receptions on the season for 28 yards.

Schools Represented In Super Bowl XLII (Active Rosters)
LSU – 5

Marshall – 4
Miami – 4
Southern California – 4
Tennessee – 4

Arizona – 3
Fresno State – 3
Georgia – 3
Georgia Tech – 3
Michigan – 3
Penn State – 3

Akron – 2
Auburn – 2
Boston College – 2
Florida – 2
Illinois – 2
Nebraska – 2
Notre Dame – 2
Texas A&M – 2
Western Illinois – 2

Alabama – 1
Arizona State – 1
Baylor – 1
Brown – 1
California – 1
Cal-State Bakersfield – 1
Central Florida – 1
Cornell – 1
East Carolina – 1
Howard – 1
Idaho Stat – 1
Iowa Stat – 1
Kentucky – 1
Louisiana-Lafayette – 1
Louisville – 1
Memphis – 1
Michigan State – 1
Minnesota – 1
Mississippi – 1
Mississippi State – 1
Navy – 1
North Carolina – 1
Northwestern – 1
NW Missouri State – 1
Ohio State – 1
Oklahoma State – 1
Oregon – 1
Oregon State – 1
Purdue – 1
Rice – 1
Rutgers – 1
Sacramento State – 1
South Carolina – 1
Southern Illinois – 1
Southern Mississippi – 1
South Florida – 1
Texas – 1
Texas Southern – 1
Texas Tech – 1
Toledo – 1
Troy – 1
Villanova – 1
Wake Forest – 1
Western Kentucky – 1
Western Oregon – 1

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