Who makes up the Super Bowl LII roster? When you break it down by college, you'll see 68 schools represented on the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots active rosters, with 88 colleges represented on the full rosters.
Here's a look at the full roster breakdown of both the current active rosters and the full rosters with practice squads and injured reserve players included (rosters as of 1/22/2018):
The Super Bowl will feature players from 68 different schools on the active roster of the Eagles and the Patriots. Here's the breakdown by college:
Super Bowl Active Roster Breakdown by College
As you can see, Florida State, Michigan, Stanford and West Virginia lead the way with four alumni each on the active roster for the Super Bowl. Arizona, Florida, LSU, Oregon and Wisconsin have three alumni in the Super Bowl, while 13 schools have two former players in the big game and 46 more have one.
(See bottom of article for all schools with players on active rosters)
Super Bowl Active Roster Breakdown by Conference
The Pac-12 leads all conferences with 20 players on active Super Bowl rosters, with the Big Ten (19) and SEC (18) close behind. The rest of the Power 5 sees the ACC with 13 players and the Big 12 with 11.
Outside of the Power 5, the AAC has 9 players with FCS football and the MAC registering four players each. Conference-USA has three players in the game, two D2 football alumni are on the active roster as are two former Mountain West Players, and one player is from an FBS independent (Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy from BYU).
When you add in the practice squad players, injured reserve players and other non-active roster members, the numbers change a bit.
Super Bowl Full Roster Breakdown by College
Stanford, who has four players on the active roster, adds a fifth player to lead all schools with 5 alumni participating in the Super Bowl. Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Oregon, West Virginia and Wisconsin each have four alumni, while 12 schools have three alumni, 18 schools have a pair of alumni on roster and 49 schools have a player.
Eighty-eight total schools are represented on the full rosters for the two teams. (See bottom of article for all schools with players on full rosters)
Super Bowl Full Roster Breakdown by Conference
When you break down the rosters to include practice squads and injured reserve, the Pac-12 stays in the lead among conferences while the SEC passes the Big Ten and the Big 12 passes the ACC.
The FCS (10 alumni) and D2 football (6 alumni) each have more players on roster than all conferences except the Power 5 and the American Athletic Conference.
Other notable results include a pair of Canadian players and a lone representative from the Sun Belt (Patriots guard Tony Garcia, from Troy)
Colleges with players on active rosters:
4 Players: Florida State, Michigan, Stanford, West Virginia
3 Players: Arizona, Florida, LSU, Oregon, Wisconsin
2 Players: Arkansas, Cincinnati, Georgia, Memphis, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Texas, Texas Tech, Virginia, Washington
1 Player: Alabama, Arizona State, Auburn, Boise State, Brigham Young, Brown, Buffalo, California, Clemson, Colorado, Connecticut, Eastern Illinois, Georgia Tech, Houston, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kent State, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Maryland, Miami, Miami (OH), Michigan State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Monmouth (N.J.), Navy, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Old Dominion, Penn State, South Florida, TCU, Tennessee, Toledo, UCLA, USC, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington State, West Alabama, West Texas A&M, Wyoming
Colleges with players on full rosters:
5 Players: Stanford
4 Players: Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Oregon, West Virginia , Wisconsin
3 Players: Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, LSU, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oregon State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Texas, Washington, Washington State
2 Players: Auburn, Boise State, Brigham Young, California, Cincinnati, Houston, Kent State, Memphis, Oklahoma, San Diego State, Shepherd, South Carolina, TCU, Texas Tech, UCLA, Utah, Vanderbilt, Virginia
1 Player: Arizona State, Brown, Buffalo, Calgary, Central Florida, Chattanooga, Clemson, Colorado, Connecticut, Eastern Illinois, Findlay, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, James Madison, Kansas State, Kentucky, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Maryland, Miami, Miami (OH), Michigan State, Minnesota, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Monmouth (N.J.), Navy, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Carolina State, North Dakota State, Old Dominion, Penn State, Pittsburg State, Purdue, Richmond, Simon Fraser, South Florida, Stony Brook, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Troy, USC, West Alabama, West Texas A&M, Wyoming, Youngstown State