Ohio State scores 31st and 32nd Super Bowl champs

Bradley Roby was a first-round pick of the Denver Broncos.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Bradley Roby and Jeff Heuerman, as members of the Super Bowl 50-winning Denver Broncos, have increased Ohio State’s total number of Super Bowl winning former players to 32 and the total number of Super Bowl wins by former Buckeyes to 39.

Roby had a game-high three passes defensed in Denver’s 24-10 victory while Heuerman was on the sidelines but unable to play after injuring his knee during fall camp and getting placed on injured reserve.

The Panthers featured four former Buckeyes, all of whom started and/or played extensively: WRs Corey Brown and Ted Ginn, OG Andrew Norwell and S Kurt Coleman. Brown and Ginn led Carolina with four receptions apiece while Norwell was the left guard through the third quarter when he left with a leg injury. Coleman totaled seven tackles.

Mike Vrabel has played on three Super Bowl-winning teams to lead all former Buckeyes. Five other Buckeyes have won two Super Bowls: Paul Warfield, Morris Bradshaw, John Frank, Thomas "Pepper" Johnson and William Roberts.

A total of 70 former Ohio State players have been a part of a Super Bowl team.

Pagac gets a ring

Fred Pagac, a tight end for the Buckeyes from 1971-73, a graduate assistant coach from 1978-81 and an assistant coach with the program for 19 years from 1982-2000, coaches the Broncos’ outside linebackers. This was his first season with the Broncos and his 15th as an NFL assistant, with previous positions with Oakland, Kansas City, Minnesota and Minnesota. He also coached in Super Bowl XXXVII with the Oakland Raiders.

Ohio State’s Super Bowl Winners

Players

2016 CB Bradley Roby, Denver Broncos — Super Bowl 50

2016 TE Jeff Heuerman, Denver Broncos — Super Bowl 50

2015 DB Nate Ebner, New England Patriots – XLVIX

2012 OC Jim Cordle, New York Giants – XLVI

2012 TE Jake Ballard, New York Giants — XLVI

2011 LB A.J. Hawk, Green Bay Packers – XLV

2011 DT Ryan Pickett, Green Bay Packers – XLV

2011 LB Matt Wilhelm, Green Bay Packers — XLV

2010 CB Malcolm Jenkins, New Orleans Saints — XLIV

2010 DE Will Smith, New Orleans Saints — XLIV

2009 WR*Santonio Holmes, Pittsburgh Steelers — XLIII

2007 S Michael Doss, Indianapolis Colts — XLI

2005 LB Mike Vrabel, New England Patriots — XXXIX

2004 LB Mike Vrabel, New England Patriots — XXXVIII

2003 TE Ricky Dudley, Tampa Bay Buccaneers — XXXVII

2003 P Tom Tupa, Tampa Bay Buccaneers — XXXVII

2002 LB Mike Vrabel, New England Patriots — XXXVI

2000 LT Orlando Pace, St. Louis Rams — XXXIV

2000 QB Joe Germaine, St. Louis Rams — XXXIV

2000 LB Lorenzo Styles, St. Louis Rams — XXXIV

1999 CB Tito Paul, Denver Broncos — XXXIII

1992 OT Jim Lachey, Washington Redskins — XXVI

1991 OG William Roberts, New York Giants — XXV

1991 LG Pepper Johnson, New York Giants — XXV

1989 TE John Frank, San Francisco 49ers — XXIII

1987 OG William Roberts, New York Giants — XXI

1987 LG Pepper Johnson, New York Giants — XXI

1986 QB Mike Tomczak, Chicago Bears — XX

1986 CB Shaun Gayle, Chicago Bears — XX

1985 TE John Frank, San Francisco 49ers — XIX

1981 WR Morris Bradshaw, Oakland Raiders — XV

1977 DB Jack Tatum, Oakland Raiders — XI

1977 DB Neal Colzie, Oakland Raiders — XI

1977 WR Morris Bradshaw, Oakland Raiders — XI

1974 WR Paul Warfield, Miami Dolphins — VIII

1973 WR Paul Warfield, Miami Dolphins – VII

1971 OT Bob Vogel, Baltimore Colts — V

1970 OT Jim Tyrer, Kansas City Chiefs — IV

1969 RB Matt Snell, New York Jets — III

*MVP