eric johnson, roger craig, tom rathman
Eric Johnson, Roger Craig, Tom Rathman
 
Former Husker players
on Super Bowl rosters

 

There have been 71 roster appearances by 56 former Husker players in 37 of the 52 Super Bowls. Only those on the active roster for the game are listed here. (The Athletic Department’s far more lenient list is here.) Twenty-four Huskers have been starters (33 starts in all).
 

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Key: * Starter; ^ Did not play
 
Yr Player Pos Team
2018 Burkhead, Rex RB Patriots   L
2018 Gerry, Nathan LB Eagles   W
2017 Valentine, Vincent DT Patriots   W
2013 Koch, Sam P Ravens   W
2012 Amukamara, Prince     CB Giants   W
2011 Jackson, Brandon RB Packers   W
2010 Nicks, Carl G Saints W
2010 Shanle, Scott LB Saints W
2010 Glenn, Cody LB Colts   L
2009 Brown, Ralph CB Cardinals   L
2008 Smith, LeKevin DT Patroits   L
2008 Hochstein, Russ OL Patroits   L
2006 Brown, Josh PK Seahawks   L
2006 Wistrom, Grant DE Seahawks  L
2005 Hochstein, Russ G Patriots   W
2004 Rucker, Mike DE Panthers L
2004 Minter, Mike SS Panthers L
2004 Hochstein, Russ G Patriots W
2003 Treu, Adam C Raiders L
2003 Johnson, Eric S/LB   Raiders   L
2003 Parrella, John DT Raiders L
2002 Wistrom, Grant DE Rams L
2001 Peter, Christian DT Giants   L
2000 Wistrom, Grant DE Rams W
2000 Colman, Doug LB Titans   L
1999 Booker, Michael CB Falcons L
1999 Smith, Neil DE Broncos   W
1998 Smith, Neil DE Broncos W
1998 Veland, Tony CB Broncos   W
1998 Williams, Tyrone CB Packers L
1997 Williams, Tyrone CB Packers   W
1997 Jones, Calvin RB Packers   W
1996 Stai, Brenden G Steelers L
1996 Jones, Donta LB Steelers   L
1995 Parrella, John DT Chargers   L
1994 Turner, Nate RB Bills L
1990 Munford, Marc LB Broncos   L
1990 Craig, Roger RB 49ers W
1990 Rathman, Tom RB 49ers W
1990 Williams, Jamie TE 49ers   W
1989 Skow, Jim DE Bengals L
1989 Rathman, Tom RB 49ers W
1989 Craig, Roger RB 49ers W
1988 Davis, Brian CB Redskins   W
1986 Fryar, Irving WR Patriots   L
1986 Waechter, Henry DT Bears   W
1985 Craig, Roger RB 49ers W
1985 Barnett, Bill DE Dolphins   L
1984 Nelson, Bob LB Raiders W
1984 Humm, Dave QB Raiders   W
1983 Franklin, Andra RB Dolphins L
1982 Horn, Rod NT Bengals   L
1982 Harper, Willie LB 49ers   W
1981 Nelson, Bob LB Raiders W
1981 Phillips, Ray LB Eagles   L
1980 Andrews, George LB Rams   L
1980 Ferragamo, Vince QB Rams L
1977 Humm, Dave QB Raiders   W
1977 Johnson, Monte LB Raiders W
1977 Dumler, Doug C Vikings L
1977 Bonness, Rik LB Raiders   W
1977 Tingelhoff, Mick C Vikings L
1975 Tingelhoff, Mick C Vikings L
1975 Blahak, Joe CB Vikings L
1974 Tingelhoff, Mick C Vikings L
1973 Vactor, Ted CB Redskins   L
1973 McDole, Ron DE Redskins L
1973 Fischer, Pat CB Redskins L
1970 Tingelhoff, Mick C Vikings L
1968 McCloughan, Kent CB Raiders L
1968 Powers, Warren SS Raiders L
 
RECORD SETTER: In 1985, Roger Craig became the first Husker to score in a Super Bowl — and in that game he set single-game Super Bowl records for touchdowns (3) and points (18). Both records have since been tied but not broken.

REPEAT CONTENDERS: Mick Tingelhoff has the most Super Bowl appearances (4) among Huskers but never played on the winning team. Roger Craig has the most wins (3) of any Husker.

NU vs. NU: Twelve Super Bowls have featured Huskers on both teams. According to play-by-play logs, the only time a Husker has tackled a Husker was in 1990, when Marc Munford had tackles against Roger Craig and Tom Rathman. Jim Skow recovered a Craig fumble in the 1989 game. Defensive stats for all ex-Huskers here.

 

 
Below are all official box-score entries involving former Huskers. Tackles and other defensive stats are listed separately here.

2018 (LII)
Eagles 41, Patriots 33

Rushing
New England        No.   Yds.   TD   LG
 REX BURKHEAD       3     18     0    9

Receiving
New England        No.   Yds.   TD   LG
 REX BURKHEAD       1     46     0   46

Kickoff returns
New England        No.   Yds.   TD   LG
 REX BURKHEAD       0      0     0   -1
2013 (XLVII)
Ravens 34, 49ers 31

Scoring plays
 BAL - Safety, SAM KOCH out of bounds in
       endzone, 0:04 left in 4th Qtr.

Rushing
Baltimore          No.   Yds.   TD   LG
 SAM KOCH           1     -8     0   -8

2011 (XLV)
Packers 31, Steelers 25

Receiving
Green Bay          No.   Yds.   TD   LG
 BRANDON JACKSON    1     14     0   14

2006 (XL)
Steelers 21, Seahawks 10

Scoring plays
 SEA - JOSH BROWN 47 field goal,
       0:22 left in 1st Qtr.
 SEA - Stevens 16 pass from Hasselbeck
       (JOSH BROWN kick) 6:45 3rd

2003 (XXXVII)
Bucs 48, Raiders 21

Scoring plays
 OAK - ERIC JOHNSON 13 return of blocked punt
       (pass failed) 14:14 4th

1990 (XXIV)
49ers 55, Broncos 10

Scoring plays
 SF - TOM RATHMAN 1 run (Cofer kick)
      7:15 2nd
 SF - TOM RATHMAN 3 run (Cofer kick)
      14:57 4th
 SF - ROGER CRAIG 1 run (Cofer kick)
      13:47 4th

Rushing
San Francisco      No.   Yds.   LG   TD
 ROGER CRAIG       20     69    18    1
 TOM RATHMAN       11     38    18    2

Receiving
San Francisco      No.   Yds.   LG   TD
 ROGER CRAIG        5     34    12    0
 TOM RATHMAN        4     43    18    0
 JAMIE WILLIAMS     1      7     7    0

1989 (XXIII)
49ers 20, Bengals 16

Rushing
San Francisco      No.   Yds.   LG   TD
 ROGER CRAIG       17     71    13    0
 TOM RATHMAN        5     23    11    0

Receiving
San Francisco      No.   Yds.   LG   TD
 ROGER CRAIG        8    101    40    0
 TOM RATHMAN        1     16    16    0

1988 (XXII)
Redskins 42, Broncos 10

Interceptions
Washington         No.   Yds.   LG   TD
 BRIAN DAVIS        1      0     0    0

1986 (XX)
Bears 46, Patriots 10

Scoring plays
 NE  - IRVING FRYAR 8 pass from Grogan
      (Franklin kick) 13:14 4th
 CHI - Safety, Grogan tackled in end zone
       by HENRY WAECHTER, 5:36 4th
 
Receiving
New England        No.   Yds.   LG   TD
 IRVING FRYAR       2     24    16    1

Punt Returns
New England       No.  FC  Yds.  LG  TD
 IRVING FRYAR      2    0   22   12   0

1985 (XIX)
49ers 38, Dolphins 16

Scoring plays
 SF - ROGER CRAIG 8 pass from Montana
      (Wersching kick) 11:34 2nd
 SF - ROGER CRAIG 2 run (Wersching kick)
      2:05 2nd
 SF - ROGER CRAIG 16 pass from Montana
      (Wersching kick) 6:18 3rd

Rushing
San Francisco      No.   Yds.   LG   TD
 ROGER CRAIG       15     58    10    1

Receiving
San Francisco      No.   Yds.   LG   TD
 ROGER CRAIG        7     77    20    2

1983 (XVII)
Redskins 27, Dolphins 17

Rushing
Miami              No.   Yds.   LG   TD
 ANDRA FRANKLIN    16     49     9    0

1980 (XIV)
Steelers 31, Rams 19

Rushing
Los Angeles        No.   Yds.   LG   TD
 VINCE FERRAGAMO    1      7     7    0

Passing
Los Angeles       Att  Cmp  Yds  TD  Int
 VINCE FERRAGAMO   25   15  212   0    1

Kickoff Returns
Los Angeles        No.  Yds.   LG    TD
 GEORGE ANDREWS     1     0     0     0

1973 (VII)
Dolphins 14, Redskins 7

Punt Returns
Washington       No.  FC  Yds.  LG   TD
 TED VACTOR       0    2    0    -    0