Purdue holds longest active streak for players in the Big Game

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) With former Purdue player Raheem Mostert playing for the 49ers on Sunday, Purdue now holds the longest active streak for players in the Big Game.

This year marks the 21st consecutive season with at least one former Purdue player in the Super Bowl. There has been one player on the winning team in 15 of the last 20 seasons.

The full list of players in the streak is below:

XXXIVSteve Jackson, Tennessee Titans; Jeff Zgonina, St. Louis Rams*
XXXVRod Woodson, Baltimore Ravens*
XXXVIMatt Light, New England Patriots*; David Nugent, New England Patriots*; Jeff Zgonina, St. Louis Rams
XXXVIIMike Alstott, Tampa Bay Buccaneers*; Rod Woodson, Oakland Raiders
XXXVIIIRosevelt Colvin, New England Patriots*; Brandon Gorin, New England Patriots*; Matt Light, New England Patriots*; Gene Mruczkowski, New England Patriots*
XXXIXIan Allen, Philadelphia Eagles; Rosevelt Colvin, New England Patriots*; Brandon Gorin, New England Patriots*; Matt Light, New England Patriots*; Gene Mruczkowski, New England Patriots*
XLNiko Koutouvides, Seattle Seahawks; Chukky Okobi, Pittsburgh Steelers*; Craig Terrill, Seattle Seahawks
XLIGilbert Gardner, Indianapolis Colts*; Kyle Orton, Chicago Bears; John Stadeford, Indianapolis Colts*
XLIIRosevelt Colvin, New England Patriots; Matt Light, New England Patriots
XLIIIChike Okeafor, Arizona Cardinals
XLIVDrew Brees, New Orleans Saints* (MVP), Curtis Painter, Indianapolis Colts
XLVMike Neal, Green Bay Packers*
XLVINiko Koutouvides, New England Patriots; Matt Light, New England Patriots; Rob Ninkovich, New England Patriots
XLVIIBernard Pollard, Baltimore Ravens*
XLVIIICliff Avril, Seattle Seahawks*; Shaun Phillips, Denver Broncos
XLIXCliff Avril, Seattle Seahawks; Rob Ninkovich, New England Patriots*
50Kawann Short, Carolina Panthers
LIRicardo Allen, Atlanta Falcons; Rob Ninkovich, New England Patriots*
LIIJason King, New England Patriots
LIIIJa’Whaun Bentley, New England Patriots*
LIVRaheem Mostert, San Francisco 49ers; Jacob Thieneman, San Francisco 49ers

* denotes Super Bowl champion.

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(This story was originally published on January 31, 2020)

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