Check Out North Dakota’s Ties To The Super Bowl
Here comes the weekend we all have been waiting for...
...NO, NOT the Oscars, but Super Bowl Weekend! Last week we were sitting around the office wondering just what ties North Dakota has to the BIG GAME! As far as I could see, there have only been two men who were "Born and Raised" in ND that wound up playing football through the ranks of college, to the Super Bowl - let me know if I am wrong with that last statistic. North Dakota State and the University of North Dakota can be very proud of this list!
1) Chris Kuper -
Played for the University of North Dakota - and was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2006 - Played in Super Bowl XLVIII - losing to the Seattle Seahawks.
2) Dave Osborn-
Another UND Grad - Played 12 seasons for the Minnesota Vikings - He saw action at Super Bowl IV - losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in 1970
3) Errol Mann -
This will take you back just a bit -Mann wound up playing for the hated Oakland Raiders - and he scored a Super Bowl XI ring! - He played in the NFL from 1968 - 1978. A grad from UND.
4) Jim LeClair -
Talk about having the "Football" look - Jim LeClair - UND Grad - played for 12 seasons - 1972 - 1983 with the Cincinnati Bengals - His Bengals lost to the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XVI
5) Carson Wentz -
A Hometown Hero - From Bismarck, and then went on to be one of North Dakota State's All-Time greats - went out and helped the Philadelphia Eagles Win Super Bowl L!!
6) Craig Dahl -
A Bison Alum went on to sign for the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2007.- he won a ring at Super Bowl XLII.\
7) Stacey Robinson -
From NDSU to the New York Giants - he won 2 Super Bowl rings in the 80s and 90s.
8) Tyrone Baxton -
From the herd to the Broncos -Here was a guy born to play in the Super Bowl - He did it - played for the Denver Broncos most of his career from 1987 - 1999 - was in 4 Super Bowls, and won two of them.
9) Phil Hansen -
An authentic "Born and Raised" in North Dakota - Born in Oakes, ND...went to school at NDSU of course, and went on to get drafted by the Buffalo Bills 1991 - played in three Super Bowls
10) Mark Slater -
Here is another man from the North Dakota "Born and Raised" club - Mark was born in Crosby, ND - went and played college ball at Minnesota - helped the Philadelphia Eagles win their first Super Bowl in their franchise in 2017
Let me know if I left anyone out...