Four former Bruins To Play In Super Bowl XXXV
Jan. 15, 2001
Four former UCLA football players will be participating in Super Bowl XXXV, to be played in Tampa Bay on Jan. 28.
Starting safety Shaun Williams, place kicker Brad Daluiso and fullback Craig Walendy will be playing for the NFC champion New York Giants while All-Pro offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden, the 1995 Outland Trophy winner, will be playing for the AFC champion Baltimore Ravens.
UCLA has had at least one former player in 21 of the last 22 Super Bowls, including Super Bowl XXXV. In 1993, eight former Bruins played in the game between the Dallas Cowboys (five) and the Buffalo Bills (three) and seven played in the rematch the following year.
UCLA defensive lineman Mike Lodish is the only man to play in six Super Bowls (four with the Bills and two with the Denver Broncos), UCLA linebacker Ken Norton is the only man to play for three consecutive Super Bowl champions (two with the Cowboys and one with the San Francisco 49ers) and Bruin Troy Aikman is the only quarterback in NFL history to win three Super Bowls in a four-year span.
In addition, Giant assistant coach Johnny Lynn played defensive back at UCLA while Raven assistant coach Jim Colletto played and coached at UCLA and Raven assistant coach Milt Jackson also coached in Westwood. Raven Director of Scouting Phil Savage also served as an assistant coach at UCLA.