Former Penn State stars are a step from the Super Bowl

UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State football has had a former player make it to the Super Bowl 46 times in the 51 year history of the game, and there’s a very good chance that the trend will continue again this year. With some of the most impactful players on the final four teams, Penn State will surely have an impact on the outcome of the AFC and NFC championship games this weekend.

Paul Posluszny

The mike linebacker and second all-time leading tackler in Nittany Lion history made his presence felt with two tackles in the Jaguars stunning upset of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Posluszny will need to play well, along with the rest of the Jags defense if they want to have a chance to take down Patriots and Tom Brady.

Allen Robinson

This former Penn State stud has been on injured reserve all year after tearing his ACL in the first game of the season against the Panthers. Robinson would be a useful tool to have, that would help make the Jags offense a little more explosive. Robinson should be back at the start of next year, so look forward to that.

Stefen Wisniewski

The former first team All-American has played for the Eagles for the last two years as a guard. The former Nittany Lion had a great pancake block against the Falcon last week. That block sprung a screen pass for a big gain. This week against the Vikings outstand defense Wisniewski is going to have to play out of his mind if he wants to get the Eagles back to their first Super Bowl in 13 years.

Chris Hogan

OK, so I’m going to count this one, even though he never played football for the Nittany Lions. Hogan played lacrosse for Penn State and then later transferred to Monmouth University to play football. Hogan broke out last year and has continued to be an impact player this year. Hogan caught a touchdown in the blowout win against the Titans in the divisional round.


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