Miami football continues holding Superbowl appearance record

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The Miami football program continues to have the most appearances ahead of Superbowl LVII on Sunday in Glendale, Arizona. Safety Deon Bush is the only Miami alum on the Kansas City Chiefs roster ahead of Superbowl LVII. Offensive tackle Jarrid Williams is the sole Miami alum on the Philadelphia Eagles roster.

Bush is in his first season with Kansas City after playing the first five years of his career with the Chicago Bears. Bush had 11 tackles and one pass defended playing in all 16 games for the Chiefs this season. In the postseason Bush recorded his only tackle in the AFC Championship Game against Cincinnati.

Williams has been on and off the Eagles’ practice squad since signing with Philadelphia as an undrafted free agent last year. The Detroit Lions also signed Williams to its practice squad in December before he signed a reserve/future contract with the Eagles On January 24. Williams has not yet played a game in the NFL.

The Dallas Cowboys under Jimmy Johnson had the most former Miami football players participate in the Super Bowl. Nine Miami football alums appeared in Super Bowl XVIII. Guard Danny Isidora was the last Miami alum to play in the big game with Kansas City in Super Bowl LV. Erudera summarized Miami Super Bowl appearances.

"1. The University of Miami, Florida“The University of Miami ranks at the top of the list with the largest number of players in the history of the Super Bowl championship compared to other schools. The total number of appearances is 124, with 88 players classified as unique.Among the most successful players representing this university are Vince Wilfork, Ted Hendricks, and Jim Kelly, who have participated in four Super Bowls each.”"

Ottis Anderson in Super Bowl XXV and Ray Lewis in Super Bowl XXXV are the only Miami football alums to win the MVP. Miami alums have not had an impact in recent Super Bowls. Linebacker Walt Corey was the first Miami alum to appear in the Super Bowl. Corey played with Kansas City in Super Bowl I.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Ted Hendricks leads all Miami alums with four Super Bowl rings. Hendricks won Super Bowl V with the Baltimore Colts at the Orange Bowl and later won three championships with the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders. Philip Dorsett and Ufomba Kamalu are the last Miami alums to win a Super Bowl.

Next. Two Miami football alums won Super Bowl MVP. dark

Dorsett and Kamalu played on the New England Patriots LIII Champions per the above list. No matter what happens in Super Bowl LVII a Miami football alum will earn a Super Bowl ring. Super Bowl LIV, which was the last in South Florida was the most recent NFL title game without a former Hurricane on one of the rosters.