Is this the Super Bowl or a Rutgers alumni game?

There will be a huge New Jersey presence at this year's Super Bowl as Rutgers will have more players at the Big Game than any other college program. Who'd have thunk it? This news couldn't have come at a better time after seeing the current team go 2-10 with a 78-0 blowout loss to Michigan.

Not only are the former Scarlet Knights there, they are making a difference. Falcons receiver Mohamed Sanu made an incredible touchdown catch in the NFC Championship game against Green Bay and you can also expect him to make a big difference in the big game, since the Patriots will do all they can to take out Falcons receiver Julio Jones. Sanu has nine catches for 96 yards and two touchdowns in the twp playoff victories.

The Patriots covering Sanu will be alumni Devon McCourty, Logan Ryan and Duron Harmon who each had an interception in the playoff game against the Houston Texans. Their defensive backs coach is another alumni, Steve Belichick, who's father Bill coaches the team and is a huge Rutgers fan. Along with the three starters, the Patriots have injured linebacker Jonathan Freeney, which brings their total to four players and a coach.

Hopefully, this game will go a long way in recruiting future players. With this many players, the Patriots should route the parade past Piscataway if they win. Unless of course Sanu makes one of those Tyree, Manningham catches that we've come to expect in Patriot Super Bowls.

Steve Trevelise is on the air from Monday-Thursday, 7 to 11 p.m. Tweet him @realstevetrev or @nj1015.

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