Several key players in Sunday's Super Bowl are from the MAC.
By: Steven Lassan | 2/3/11, 12:57 AM EST
When it comes to success on the field, there is no comparison between the SEC and MAC. The SEC reigns supreme as the best conference in the nation, boasting five consecutive national champions. While the SEC is dusting the confetti of its shoulders from Auburn’s national title this season, the MAC has yet to place a team in a BCS game or even threaten for a national championship.
A look at some of the other key players from the MAC in Super Bowl 45
WR Antonio Brown, Central Michigan – Round 6, No. 195 overall
WR Greg Jennings, Western Michigan – Round 2, No. 52 overall
Jennings was one of the most productive receivers in Western Michigan history, catching 238 passes for 3,539 yards and 39 touchdowns. At five-foot-eleven, most NFL Draft experts didn’t expect Jennings to become an impact No. 1 receiver in his career. However, Jennings developed into one of the NFL’s top young receivers, posting three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. Jennings caught five passes for 118 yards and one score in last season’s 37-36 loss to Pittsburgh and should be Aaron Rodgers’ favorite receiver on Sunday night.
K Shaun Suisham, Bowling Green - Undrafted
Don't laugh at Suisham's mention on this list. After all, it's the biggest game of the year and in a relatively even matchup, it may come down to one kick. Suisham has been relatively solid for Pittsburgh this season, connecting on 14 of 15 attempts during the regular season and 2 of 3 in the playoffs.
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