Sunday, February 03, 2013
Super Bowl Trivia Answer
The question I posed on Friday, was can you name the two former Syracuse University basketball players who have played in the Super Bowl.
McNabb was the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX. He was a member of the Syracuse basketball team his freshman and sophomore years (1995-1996 and 1996-1997). McNabb has the rare distinction of being part of an NCAA Final Four team in basketball and a Super Bowl team; I believe Julius Peppers is the only other person to accomplish this feat.
Mackey was the starting tight end for the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III and Super Bowl V. In Super Bowl V, Mackey caught a deflected pass from Johnny Unitas to go for a 75 yard touchdown, then a Super Bowl record, as the Colts went on to win the championship.