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Texas has grown share of Super talent

The $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium probably could have sold itself, but the North Texas Super Bowl committee's pitch to the NFL focused on the state's rich football tradition.

This is only the third Super Bowl to be held in the Lone Star State, but there have been plenty of Texas-grown players to star on the game's biggest stage.

Here's a team of the best Texas products in Super Bowl history. Players had to play high school and/or college football in Texas to qualify and were judged based solely on their Super Bowl performances.