Four Former Scarlet Knights Earn Super Bowl Ring

Feb. 5, 2017

HOUSTON - Four former Rutgers football standouts earned a Super Bowl ring after the New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime to win Super Bowl LI. Duron Harmon, Devin McCourty, Logan Ryan and Jonathan Freeny were all on the Patriots roster for their victory.

In addition, Rutgers had Mohamed Sanu on the Falcons roster. With five former players to see action for one of the two Super Bowl teams this season, Rutgers led all colleges in that category.

Ryan (team-high six tackles), McCourty (five tackles) and Harmon (three tackles) all contributed to New England's defensive effort in the win. All three were starters in the game. Freeny is on the Patriots' injured reserve. Sanu had two catches for 25 yards, starting the game at wide reciever for the Falcons. 


Former Scarlet Knights to Win a Super Bowl Ring

Player Team Super Bowl Notes Career at Rutgers
Duron Harmon New England Patriots LI Starter at DB 2009-12
Devin McCourty New England Patriots LI Starter at S 2005-09
Logan Ryan New England Patriots LI Starter at CB 2010-12
Jonathan Freeny New England Patriots LI Injured Reserve 2008-11
Duron Harmon New England Patriots XLIX Reserve at DB 2009-2012
Devin McCourty New England Patriots XLIX Starter at FS 2005-2009
Logan Ryan New England Patriots XLIX Reserve at CB 2010-2012
Tim Wright New England Patriots XLIX Reserve 2009-2012
Ray Rice Baltimore Ravens XLVII Starter at RB 2005-2007
Alex Silvestro Baltimore Ravens XLVII Practice Squad 2007-2010
Brandon Bing New York Giants XLVI Practice Squad 2007-2010
Darnell Stapleton Pittsburgh Steelers XLIII Starter at RG 2005-2006
Shaun O'Hara New York Giants XLII Captanin & Starter at C 1997-1999
Gary Brackett Indianapolis Colts XLI Starter at MLB 1999-2002
Harry Swayne Baltimore Ravens XXXV Starter at RT 1983-1986
Harry Swayne Denver Broncos XXXIII Starter at RT 1983-1986
Harry Swayne Denver Broncos XXXII Reserve OT 1983-1986
James Jenkins Washington Redskins XXVI Reserve TE 1987-1990
Bill Pickel  Los Angeles Raiders XVIII Reserve DT 1979-1982


Former Scarlet Knights to Play in a Super Bowl

Player Team Super Bowl Notes Career at Rutgers
Duron Harmon New England Patriots LI Starter at DB 2009-12
Devin McCourty New England Patriots LI Starter at S 2005-09
Logan Ryan New England Patriots LI Starter at CB 2010-12
Mohamed Sanu Atlanta Falcons LI Starter at WR 2009-12
Duron Harmon New England Patriots XLIX Reserve at DB 2009-2012
Devin McCourty New England Patriots XLIX Starter at FS* 2005-2009
Logan Ryan New England Patriots XLIX Reserve at CB 2010-2012
Tim Wright New England Patriots XLIX Reserve 2009-2012
Anthony Davis San Francisco 49ers XLVII Starting RT 2007-2009
Ray Rice Baltimore Ravens XLVII Starter at RB 2005-2007
Nate Jones New England Patriots XLVI Reserve CB 2000-2003
Devin McCourty New England Patriots XLVI Starter at CB* 2005-2009
Alex Silvestro New England Patriots XLVI Reserve DE% 2007-2010
Gary Brackett Indianapolis Colts XLIV Starter at MLB 1999-2002
Eric Foster Indianapolis Colts XLIV Played at DT 2004-2007
Darnell Stapleton Pittsburgh Steelers XLIII Starter at RG 2005-2006
Shaun O'Hara New York Giants XLII Starter at C* 1997-1999
Gary Brackett Indianapolis Colts XLI Starter at MLB* 1999-2002
L.J. Smith Philadelphia Eagles XXXIX Starter at TE 1999-2002
Harry Swayne Baltimore Ravens XXXV Starter at RT 1983-1986
Harry Swayne Denver Broncos XXXIII Starter at RT 1983-1986
Harry Swayne Denver Broncos XXXII Reserve OT 1983-1986
Ray Lucas New England Patriots XXXI Played on ST 1992-1995
Harry Swayne San Diego Chargers XXIX Starter at LT 1983-1986
James Jenkins Washington Redskins XXVI Reserve TE 1987-1990
Bill Pickel Los Angeles Raiders XVIII Reserve DT 1979-1982


* - Team Captain
% - Active but did not play


 

 

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