Matt Bosher Extends Miami Hurricanes Super Bowl Appearance Record

Former Miami Hurricanes punter Matt Bosher’s appearance for the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI was the 118th appearance by a Cane alum in a Superbowl, extending UM’s record.

Bosher is the 77th Hurricanes player overall to play in a Superbowl from Miami. This was Bosher’s first Superbowl appearance. He was the only player from Miami in Superbowl LI. Former Hurricanes great Vince Wilfork was a starting defensive tackle for New England in Super Bowl XLIX.

Forty-two of the Hurricanes 118 appearances have resulted in Super Bowl victories. Not a good overall record for a school used to winning. Ted Hendricks has the most Super Bowl titles for a former Hurricane. He won one with the Baltimore Colts and three with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Former Wide Miami receiver Michael Irvin and Defensive Tackle Russell Maryland won three Super Bowl titles with the Dallas Cowboys in the early nineties. The first two of those came with former Hurricanes head coach Jimmy Johnson.

Coaches do not count towards the Super Bowl numbers. Johnson, Irvin and Maryland also won a National Championship at Miami following the 1987 season. Johnson became the first coach to win a national championship in college and the NFL.

Irvin’s third title with Dallas came with former Oklahoma coach and national champion Barry Switzer. Ironically, the 1987 Miami national championship came after an Orange Bowl victory over Switzer’s top ranked Sooners in the 1988 Orange Bowl.

Forty-one Hurricanes have lost in the Super Bowl including Bosher, Carolina Panthers Tight End Greg Olsen in Super Bowl 50 and former Buffalo Bills Quarterback Jim Kelly who lost four in a row following the 1990-93 seasons.

SUPER CANES
A list of every former Hurricanes player who appeared in a Super Bowl.
Name, position Team
Super Bowl
NFL season
Ottis Anderson, RB New York Giants XXI 1986
New York Giants XXV 1990
Jessie Armstead, LB New York Giants XXXV 2000
Robert Bailey, DB Dallas Cowboys XXX 1995
Baltimore Ravens XXXV 2000
Pete Banaszak, HB Oakland Raiders II 1967
Oakland Raiders XI 1976
Micheal Barrow, LB New York Giants XXXV 2000
Coleman Bell, TE Dallas Cowboys XXVIII 1993
Woody Bennett, RB Miami Dolphins XVII 1982
Miami Dolphins XIX 1984
Melvin Bratton, RB Denver Broncos XXIV 1989
Jay Brophy, LB Miami Dolphins XIX 1984
Eddie Brown, WR Cincinnati Bengals XXIII 1988
Jim Burt, NT New York Giants XXI 1986
San Francisco 49ers
XXIV 1989
Calais Campbell, DE Arizona Cardinals XLIII 2008
Rubin Carter, NT Denver Broncos XII 1977
Denver Broncos XXI 1986
Denver Broncos XXII 1987
Dan Conners, LB Oakland Raiders II 1967
Mark Cooper, OG Denver Broncos XXI 1986
Denver Broncos XXII 1987
Walt Corey, LB Kansas City Chiefs I 1966
Tanard Davis, DB Indianapolis Colts XLI 2006
Gary Dunn, DT Pittsburgh Steelers XIII 1978
Pittsburgh Steelers XIV 1979
Eddie Edwards, DE Cincinnati Bengals XVI 1981
Kevin Fagan, DE
San Francisco 49ers
XXIII 1988
San Francisco 49ers
XXIV 1989
Jeff Feagles, P New York Giants XLII 2007
Chuck Foreman, RB Minnesota Vikings VIII 1973
Minnesota Vikings IX 1974
Minnesota Vikings XI 1976
Orlando Franklin, OL Denver Broncos XLVIII 2013
Jamaal Green, DE Philadelphia Eagles XXXIX 2004
Keith Griffin, RB
Washington Redskins
XXII 1987
Tavares Gooden, LB San Francisco 49ers XLVII 2012
Frank Gore, RB San Francisco 49ers XLVII 2012
Dennis Harrah, OG Los Angeles Rams XIV 1979
Dwayne Hendricks, DT New York Giants XLVI 2011
Ted Hendricks, LB Baltimore Colts V 1970
Oakland Raiders XI 1976
Oakland Raiders XV 1980
Los Angeles Raiders
XVIII 1983
Devin Hester, KR Chicago Bears XLI 2006
Kenny Holmes, DE Tennessee Titans XXXIV 1999
Derrick Harris, FB St Louis Rams XXXIV 1999
Michael Irvin, WR Dallas Cowboys XXVII 1992
Dallas Cowboys XXVIII 1993
Dallas Cowboys XXX 1995
Edgerrin James, RB Arizona Cardinals XLIII 2008
Bruce Johnson, DB New York Giants XLVI 2011
Jimmie Jones, DT Dallas Cowboys XXVII 1992
Dallas Cowboys XXVIII 1993
KC Jones, C Denver Broncos XXXIII 1998
Jim Kelly, QB Buffalo Bills XXV 1990
Buffalo Bills XXVI 1991
Buffalo Bills XXVII 1992
Buffalo Bills XXVIII 1993
Bernie Kosar, QB Dallas Cowboys XXVIII 1993
Damione Lewis, DT St Louis Rams XXXVI 2001
Ray Lewis, LB Baltimore Ravens XXXV 2000
Baltimore Ravens XLVII 2012
Ronnie Lippett, CB New England Patriots XX 1985
Fred Marion, S New England Patriots XX 1985
Russell Maryland, DT Dallas Cowboys XXVII 1992
Dallas Cowboys XXVIII 1993
Dallas Cowboys XXX 1995
Darrell McClover, LB Chicago Bears XLI 2006
Jerome McDougal, DE Philadelphia Eagles XXXIX 2004
Bryant McKinnie, OL Baltimore Ravens XLVII 2012
Brandon Meriweather, S
New England Patriots XLII 2007
Bill Miller, DL Oakland Raiders II 1967
George Mira Sr , QB Miami Dolphins VI 1971
Dan Morgan, LB Carolina Panthers XXXVIII 2003
Sinorice Moss, WR New York Giants XLII 2007
Leonard Myers, DB
New England Patriots
XXXVI 2001
Greg Olsen, TE Carolina Panthers 50 2015
Jim Otto, C Oakland Raiders II 1967
Burgess Owens, S Oakland Raiders XV 1980
Kenny Phillips New York Giants XLVI 2011
Ed Reed, S Baltimore Ravens XLVII 2012
Alfredo Roberts, TE Dallas Cowboys XXVIII 1993
Antrel Rolle, DB Arizona Cardinals XLIII 2008
New York Giants XLVI 2011
Warren Sapp, DT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
XXXVII 2002
Leon Searcy, OL Pittsburgh Steelers XXX 1995
Glenn Sharpe, CB
New Orleans Saints
XLIV 2009
Sam Shields, CB Green Bay Packers XLV 2010
Jeremy Shockey, TE
New Orleans Saints
XLIV 2009
Darrin Smith, LB Dallas Cowboys XXVIII 1993
Dallas Cowboys XXX 1995
Duane Starks, DB
Baltimore Ravens
XXXV 2000
Daniel Stubbs, DE
San Francisco 49ers
XXIII 1988
San Francisco 49ers
XXIV 1989
Gene Trosch, DE Kansas City Chiefs IV 1969
Kipp Vickers, OL
Baltimore Ravens
XXXV 2000
Jonathan Vilma, LB New Orleans Saints XLIV 2009
Reggie Wayne, WR Indianapolis Colts XLI 2006
Indianapolis Colts XLIV 2009
Nate Webster, LB
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
XXXVII 2002
Vince Wilfork, DT
New England Patriots
XXXIX 2004
New England Patriots XLII 2007
New England Patriots XLVI 2011
New England Patriots
XLVIV 2014
Kevin Williams, WR Dallas Cowboys XXVIII 1993
Dallas Cowboys XXX 1995
Lester Williams, NT New England Patriots X 1975

Courtesy of the Palm Beach Post

An amazing 64 percent of the player appearances in Super Bowl history come from the Power Five conferences as they are currently made up. Sixteen percent are from the remaining teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision and 20 percent come from the remaining schools from the Football Championship Subdivision on down.

It would likely be a small percentage, but interesting to see how many of the players come from other sports and/or did not play football in college. Jimmy Graham only played one year of football at the U and future Hall of Fame Tight End Antonio Gates only played basketball at Kent State.

Canes Warning’s sister site All for Tennessee had a post last week about the schools that have the most players to appear in a Super Bowl. Miami and the Volunteers are tied at 61 a piece.

Cornerback Justin Coleman from Tennessee appeared for the Patriots in Super Bowl LI. Bosher’s appearance kept Tennessee and Miami tied at 61 players to come from each school to play in a Superbowl. Amazingly the Volunteers are only seventh with 97 overall appearances by their 61 players.

The Hurricanes have had the most players play in a Superbowl from an ACC School by a wide margin. Florida State is next with 82 player appearances.

Hurricanes have had a big impact on the Superbowl. Bosher had a great game for the Falcons in Super Bowl LI and Greg Olsen had four receptions for 43 yards in the Carolina Panthers loss in Super Bowl 50. Olsen has been the Panthers leading receiver for the past four seasons.

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