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The Big 12 and the Super Bowl: The Seventies

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

It was the era of platform shoes and disco music.

Arguably, the NFL was never hotter.

The 1970s were truly a golden era for the NFL. And the Big 12 was a big reason for the league's success.

Here's a look at Big 12 players who were members of Super Bowl teams from the 1970s.

1970 -- Baltimore Colts -- DT Jim Bailey (Kansas), WR Eddie Hinton (Oklahoma), CB Tommy Maxwell (Texas A&M).

Dallas Cowboys -- K Mike Clark (Texas A&M), RB Walt Garrison (Oklahoma State), T Ralph Neely (Oklahoma), WR Lance Rentzel (Oklahoma).

1971 -- Dallas Cowboys -- LB Lee Roy Caffey (Texas A&M), K Mike Clark (Texas A&M), RB Walt Garrison (Oklahoma State), T Ralph Neely (Oklahoma) S, T Don Talbert (Texas).

Miami Dolphins -- S Dick Anderson (Colorado), DE Jim Riley (Oklahoma), WR Otto Stowe (Iowa State).

1972 -- Miami Dolphins -- S Dick Anderson (Colorado), WR Otto Stowe (Iowa State).

Washington Redskins -- RB Larry Brown (Kansas State), DT Bill Brundige (Colorado), CB Pat Fischer (Nebraska), DE Ron McDole (Nebraska), LB Jack Pardee (Texas A&M), DT Diron Talbert (Texas), DB Ted Vactor (Nebraska).

1973 -- Miami Dolphins -- DB Dick Anderson (Colorado), DB Henry Stuckey (Missouri).

Minnesota Vikings -- DB Terry Brown (Oklahoma State), G Steve Lawson (Kansas), C Mick Tinglehoff (Nebraska), T John Ward (Oklahoma State).

1974 - Pittsburgh Steelers -- TE Larry Brown (Kansas), T Jon Kolb (Oklahoma State), LB Andy Russell (Missouri).

Minnesota Vikings - - C Scott Anderson (Missouri), DB Joe Blahak (Nebraska), LB Matt Blair (Iowa State), DB Terry Brown (Oklahoma State), G Steve Lawson (Kansas), C Mick Tingelhoff (Nebraska).

1975 -- Pittsburgh Steelers -- TE Larry Brown (Kansas), T Jon Kolb (Oklahoma State), LB Andy Russell (Missouri).

Dallas Cowboys -- C Kyle Davis (Oklahoma), DB Randy Hughes (Oklahoma), T Ralph Neely (Oklahoma).

1976 -- Oakland Raiders -- LB Rik Bonness (Nebraska), WR Cliff Branch (Colorado) QB David Humm (Nebraska), LB Monte Johnson (Nebraska), RB Terry Kunz (Colorado).

Minnesota Vikings -- Scott Anderson (Missouri), LB Matt Blair (Iowa State), C Doug Dumler (Nebraska), RB Robert Miller (Kansas), C Matt Tingelhoff (Nebraska), DT James White (Oklahoma State).

1977 -- Dallas Cowboys -- DB Randy Hughes (Oklahoma), T Ralph Neely (Oklahoma).

Denver Broncos -- RB Jon Keyworth (Colorado), C-LB Bobby Maples (Baylor), C Mike Montler (Colorado).

1978 -- Pittsburgh Steelers -- T-TE Larry Brown (Kansas), T Jon Kolb (Oklahoma State).

Dallas Cowboys -- DB Randy Hughes (Oklahoma), G Tom Randall (Iowa State).

1979 -- Pittsburgh Steelers -- T Larry Brown (Kansas), RB Greg Hawthorne (Baylor), T Jon Kolb (Oklahoma State).

Los Angeles Rams -- LB George Andrews (Nebraska), FB Cullen Bryant (Colorado), S Nolan Cromwell (Kansas), S Dave Elmendorf (Texas A&M), QB Vince Ferragamo (Nebraska), WR Ron Jessie (Kansas), RB Elvis Peacock (Oklahoma), CB Rod Perry (Colorado), CB Pat Thomas (Texas A&M), WR Billy Waddy (Colorado), LB Greg Westbrooks (Colorado).

Note: Starters are in bold.

Coming Wednesday: The Eighties.