By Andrew Glover
STILLWATER, Okla. —
Former Oklahoma State Cowboys will get to grasp the Vince Lombardi Trophy after Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3.
Running back Kendall Hunter and cornerback Perrish Cox are members of the San Franscisco 49ers, though Hunter is on injured reserve after suffering a left ankle injury in Week 12 against New Orleans. Tight end Billy Bajema and defensive end Ryan McBean are playing for the Ravens.
All four players are making their debut in the big game on Feb. 3. This is the third Super Bowl that former Cowboys have gone against each other. In Super Bowl IX, Terry Brown played for Minnesota and Jon Kolb for the Pittsburgh. In Super Bowl XXV, Matt Monger and Thurman Thomas played for the Buffalo Bills and John Washington played for the New York Giants.
This year, will be the first Super Bowl since 2010 when Charlie Johnson and Jacob Lacey played for the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV. The last time an Oklahoma State player was on a winning team was R.W. McQuarters on the New York Giants’ Super Bowl XLII team.
The Cowboys have had several players play in the Super Bowl dating back to Super Bowl V in 1971. Kolb, who played in the Steelers’ four Super Bowl victories in the 70s and Thomas who was part of the four consecutive Bills’ losses have appeared in the most among OSU players.