Thirty-one SEC players on Super Bowl 50 rosters

When Peyton Manning and Cam Newton face off in Super Bowl 50, it will be just the third time former SEC QBs started opposite each other in the NFL's title game. USA TODAY Sports

Just like that, we are two weeks away from the biggest championship in the good ol' US of A. Super Bowl 50 is almost here, as the Carolina Panthers will take on the Denver Broncos out in Santa Clara, California.

That means SEC legends Peyton Manning (Tennessee) and Cam Newton (Auburn). That means plenty of "Omaha!" and even more dabbin'. It also means the third time former SEC quarterbacks will start against each other in the Super Bowl.

And it's yet another healthy helping of SEC players in the final football game of the season. Super Bowl 50 includes a combined 31 SEC players from both rosters. This includes players on the active roster, injured reserve and the reserve/future list. Carolina leads the way with 17 players (12 active), compared to Denver's 14 (11 active).

Here's the complete list of SEC players who are a part of Super Bowl rosters:


Reserve/Practice squad

  • Cobi Hamilton, WR, Arkansas

  • Reese Dismukes, OG, Auburn

  • Tyronne Green, OG, Auburn

  • Damiere Byrd, WR, South Carolina

  • Nate Askew, TE, Texas A&M


  • Mike Shula, offensive coordinator: Played quarterback at Alabama from 1983 to 1986 and served as the Crimson Tide's head coach from 2003 to 2006.

  • Pete Hoener, tight ends coach: Served as a graduate assistant at Missouri from 1975-76.

  • Eric Washington, defensive line coach: Served as a graduate assistant at Texas A&M in 1997.


Reserve/Practice squad

  • Cameron Jefferson, OT, Arkansas

  • Dillon Day, C, Mississippi State

  • Cyrus Gray, RB, Texas A&M


  • Gary Kubiak, head coach: Played quarterback at Texas A&M from 1979 to 1982 and coached the Aggies' running backs from 1992-93.

  • Clancy Barone, offensive line coach: Was an assistant offensive line coach at Texas A&M in 1993.

  • James Cregg, assistant offensive line coach: Was the offensive line coach at Tennessee in 2009.

  • Reggie Herring, linebackers coach: Coached Auburn's linebackers from 1982 to 1985. He also served as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Arkansas from 2005 to 2007.

  • Marc Lubick, assistant wide receivers coach: Was Vanderbilt's wide receivers coach in 2014.

  • Tyke Tolbert, wide receivers coach: Played wide receiver at LSU from 1988 to 1990 and was a graduate assistant at LSU during the spring of 1994. He coached Auburn's tight ends in 1998 and served as Florida's tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator in 2002.