…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.