USC. Georgia. Oregon. Boston College?
Those first three schools normally come to mind when you think of college football powerhouses that produce NFL talent. The fourth one — at least in recent years — not so much.
As it turns out, however, there’s one statistic where the Eagles fly with the big boys — producing Super Bowl champions.
The folks at BestTickets.com released their unofficial 2014 NFL player census Tuesday, which compiles a wealth of data from league rosters and breaks them down into easy-to-read graphics and charts. According to one graph, Boston College has produced five current NFL players who have won Super Bowl titles, tying them for second among all Division I schools.
That Boston College has more Super Bowl winners in the NFL than the likes of Alabama and the University of Miami (FL) should be a source of pride for New Englanders. What they might not like is that two of them — Mark Herzlich and Mathias Kiwanuka — earned their rings by beating the New England Patriots in 2011 (and 2007 for Kiwanuka) as members of the New York Giants.
The other three BC alumni in the group include Will Blackmon and B.J. Raji, who won with the Green Bay Packers in 2010, and Jo-Lonn Dunbar, who earned his ring with the New Orleans Saints a year earlier in 2009.
The ticket reseller’s full study goes on to break down where each player was born, where they played high school football and much more. As you might expect, the New England region isn’t exactly well-represented, but at least they have the rings.
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