Memphis Tigers Represented at Super Bowl XLVIII
Jan. 31, 2014
Former University of Memphis Tigers Clinton McDonald and Kippy Brown become the latest alumni to play and coach in a Super Bowl when the Seattle Seahawks play the Denver Broncos for the Vince Lombardi Trophy on Sunday.
McDonald is in his fifth season in the NFL and third with the Seahawks. The 6-2, 297-pound defensive lineman recorded a career-high 35 total tackles this season for the AFC champions. The native of Jacksonville, Ark., also had a career-high 5.5 quarterback sacks, intercepted a pass and recovered two fumbles during the year.
Brown, who played quarterback for the Tigers in the mid-1970s, is in his fourth season on Seattle’s staff and coaches the Seahawks’ wide receivers. Brown, a native of Sweetwater, Tenn., is a 36-year coaching veteran who has coached at the collegiate level as well as for seven NFL teams.
Dating back to Super Bowl I (David Hathcock, Green Bay Packers), the University of Memphis has had 17 former players make a total of 19 Super Bowl appearances. New England place kicker Stephen Gostkowski is the last former Tiger to play in a Super Bowl. Gostkowski played in both Super Bowl XLII in 2008 and Super Bowl XLVI in 2012.