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Super Bowl fun facts: Sean McVay’s dad was a two-time IU football captain

Not sure who to cheer for in tonight’s game?

There is a deep IU connection on the Rams sideline.

Los Angeles head coach Sean McVay’s father Tim was a two-time IU football captain (1976, 1977) playing under head coach Lee Corso.

McVay played safety for IU from 1974 to 1977 and he played in the 1977 Can-Am Bowl.

According to Sports Reference, McVay posted 178 total tackles, including 11.0 tackles for loss over his IU career. He had two interceptions, a fumble recovery and a defensive touchdown for the Hoosiers.

As a senior in 1977, McVay posted career highs of 83 total tackles and 5.0 tackles for loss.  He was part of Corso’s mini-revival of the program.  The Hoosiers finished 4-4 in the league in 1976, good for fifth place.  IU finished with a .500 or better record for the first time since 1968.

In 1977 IU finished 4-3-1, good for fourth place.  They beat Purdue both seasons.

Both of Sean McVay’s parents are IU alumni.  They met at the school and were married in Evansville, Ind.

Past IU Super Bowl winners

There are no former Hoosiers playing in the game tonight, but several former IU players have won a Super Bowl ring.

Here is the list:

  • Bob Skoronski, offensive tackle, Green Bay Packers, Super Bowls I, II
  • Tom Nowatzke, running back, Baltimore Colts, Super Bowl V
  • Doug Crusan, offensive tackle, Miami Dolphins, Super Bowls VII, VIII
  • Eric Moore, offensive guard, New York Giants, Super Bowl XXV
  • Hurvin McCormack, defensive tackle, Dallas Cowboys, Super Bowl XXX
  • Trent Green, quarterback, St. Louis Rams, Super Bowl XXXIV
  • Antwaan Randle-El, wide receiver, Pittsburgh Steelers, Super Bowl XL
  • Tracy Porter, cornerback, New Orleans Saints, Super Bowl XLIV
  • Courtney Roby, wide receiver, New Orleans Saints, Super Bowl XLIV
  • James Brewer, offensive tackle, New Yok Giants, Super Bowl XLVI
  • Tandon Doss , wide receiver/kick returner, Baltimore Ravens, Super Bowl XLVII
  • Cody Latimer , wide receiver, Denver Broncos, Super Bowl L
  • Nate Sudfeld , quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles, Super Bowl LI

Remembering two legendary moments

Two of IU’s Super Bowl winners were involved in two of the most iconic plays in the game’s history.

Randel-El threw a decisive fourth quarter touchdown pass in 2006, and Porter delivered a pick-six that clinched the game in 2010.


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