Former NC State football players Russell Wilson, J.R. Sweezy, and Seven Hauschka are appearing in their second straight Super Bowl with Seattle, and going for their second consecutive championship. The only other Wolfpack alum to win back-to-back Super Bowl titles is kicker Mike Cofer, who won Super Bowls XXIII and XXIV with San Francisco.
Going back-to-back would be impressive for sure, though these guys still have some work to do to catch Jim Ritcher for most Super Bowl appearances by an NCSU alum--Ritcher played in four Super Bowls with the Bills. And lost them all, but hey, you can't win 'em all, am I right.
Russell Wilson might be able to, though. He definitely isn't going to be stopped by these clowns from New England, I can tell you that much. See, in the Super Bowl, Russ just visualizes his opponents in Carolina uniforms, and thus they have no chance whatsoever.
When he takes the field, Wilson will set an NFL record for youngest player to start in consecutive Super Bowls. And a few hours later he'll be the youngest to win two in a row as well. If you want to watch this foregone conclusion but are not sure how, the details are below. Please feel free to use this thread to discuss the game.
Kickoff time: 6:30 p.m. ET
TV: NBC (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya)
Online Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra