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Pac-12 well represented in Super Bowl XLIX: conference has most players per-team of any conference

The Pac-12 has 24 players on the New England and Seattle rosters.

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The Super Bowl is almost here and the Pac-12 is very well represented in this year's game, actually, per-team, the Pac-12 has more players playing in the game than any other conference.

Here are the total number of players on the active and IR rosters of the Seahawks and Patriots (I chose not to include practice squad players) for the power five conferences by conference.

1. Big Ten - 26

2. Pac-12 - 25

3. SEC - 22

4. ACC - 13

5. Big 12 - 9

So, by pure total numbers, the Big Ten has the most players playing and congratulations to a conference that is rebounding from taking a lot of flak in recent years, but if you consider how many teams each conference has, the Pac-12 has the most per-capita. Since the Pac-12 has 12 teams compared to the Big Ten's 14, the conference has 2.083 players per-team while the Big Ten has 1.857 per-team.

However, the Big Ten does own the distinction of having the team with the most overall players on the rosters with Wisconsin boasting an impressive six players. The Pac-12 does have three teams that are tied for the second-most though with Oregon, Stanford and UCLA bringing four players to the table, tying Alabama, Michigan, Rutgers and Texas A&M.

After the Pac-12 trio that has four players, every Pac-12 team other than Washington State (sorry Cougs) has at least one player.


RB LeGarrette Blount New England

S Patrick Chung New England

FB Will Tukuafu Seattle

C Max Unger Seattle


WR Doug Baldwin Seattle

T Cameron Fleming New England

RB Tyler Gaffney New England

CB Richard Sherman Seattle


LB Akeem Ayers New England

FB Derrick Coleman Seattle

DE Cassius Marsh Seattle

WR Matthew Slater New England


TE Anthony McCoy Seattle

LB Mike Morgan Seattle

LB Malcolm Smith Seattle


RB Marshawn Lynch Seattle

DT Brandon Mebane Seattle

RB Shane Vereen New England


WR Paul Richardson Seattle

T Nate Solder New England


TE Rob Gronkowski New England

Arizona State

TE Zach Miller Seattle

Oregon State

CB Brandon Browner New England


DT Sealver Siliga New England


WR Jermaine Kease Seattle