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Football: Not that I need to tell any of you this…

…but Cal will have two alums in the Super Bowl — Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers and linebacker Desmond Bishop. According to Cal media relations, the Bears have had at least one former player in each of the past 10 Super Bowl.

Rodgers also becomes the fourth former Cal quarterback to start a Super Bowl, joining Vince Ferragamo, Joe Kapp and Craig Morton. Gale Gilbert is the only NFL player to participate in five straight Super Bowls, all in a backup role. He saw action in just one Super Bowl, in a mop-up role with the San Diego Chargers during their loss to the 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX.

Jonathan Okanes

Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.

  • David

    JO, any word on Ludwig to SDSU?

  • Easy Ed

    I wonder if 23 other teams feel kind of stupid for passing on Rodgers in the first round of the 2005 Draft? Hint, Hint 49ers

  • Caladan

    The luckiest thing that ever happened to Rogers was the 49ers passing on him.