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The College Major of Every Single Player in the Super Bowl

The College Major of Every Single Player in the Super Bowl:

Sure the big stories for the 2015 Super Bowl are Marshawn Lynch’s propensity to say nothing during media interviews and #deflategate (or #ballghazi if you prefer) but these stories are just ways to distract from the fact that every news outlet has exhausted their angles to cover the Super Bowl.

Instead of doing the typical (Hey, here are the 30 best Super Bowl plays of all time!), we thought we would dip into the players’ pasts and see what they spent the second (probably third or forth actually) most time doing in college. Here is the college major of every player in Super Bowl XLIX.

New England Patriots

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Quarterbacks

QB Tom Brady: General Studies (Michigan)
QB Jimmy Garoppolo: Management (Eastern Illinois)

Running Backs

RB LeGarrette Blount: Political Science (Oregon)
RB Brandon Bolden: Liberal Arts (Mississippi)
RB James Develin: Mechanical Engineering (Brown)
RB Jonas Gray: English/Political Science (Notre Dame)
RB Shane Vereen: Media Studies (Cal)
RB James White: Agricultural and Life Sciences (Wisconsin)

Wide Receivers

WR Danny Amendola: Communications (Texas Tech)
WR Josh Boyce: Sociology (TCU)
WR Julian Edelman: Business Management (Kent State)
WR Brandon LaFell: General Studies (LSU)
WR Matthew Slater: Political Science (UCLA)

Tight Ends

TE Rob Gronkowski: Pre-Business (Arizona)
TE Michael Hoomanawanui: Sports Management (Illinois)
TE Tim Wright: Criminal Justice (Rutgers)

Offensive Line

OL Marcus Cannon: Communications (TCU)
OL Dan Connolly: General Studies (Southeast Missouri State)
OL Jordan Devey: Accounting (Memphis)
OL Cameron Fleming: Aeronautics and Astronautics (Stanford)
OL Josh Kline: History (Kent State)
OL Nate Solder: Biology (Colorado)
OL Sebastian Vollmer: Communications/Economics (Houston)
OL Ryan Wendell: Psychology/Pre-Med (Fresno State)

Defensive Line

DL Chris Jones: Exercise Science (Bowling Green)
DL Chandler Jones: Child and Family Studies (Syracuse)
DL Zach Moore: Criminal Justice (Concordia-St. Paul)
DL Rob Ninkovich: Organizational Leadership (Purdue)
DL Sealver Siliga: N/A (Utah)
DL Joe Vellano: Family Science (Maryland)
DL Vince Wilfork: Liberal Arts (Miami)

Linebackers

LB Akeem Ayers: History (UCLA)
LB Jonathan Casillas: Agricultural Business Management (Wisconsin)
LB Jamie Collins: Interdisciplinary Studies (Southern Miss)
LB Darius Fleming: Business Consulting (Notre Dame)
LB Dont'a Hightower: General Studies (Alabama)
LB Chris White: N/A (Mississippi State)

Cornerbacks

CB Kyle Arrington: Mass Media (Hofstra)
CB Brandon Browner: Speech Communications (Oregon State)
CB Malcolm Butler: Physical Education (West Alabama)
CB Darrelle Revis: Social Sciences (Pitt)
CB Logan Ryan: Labor Studies (Rutgers)

Safeties

S Patrick Chung: Political Science (Oregon)
S Nate Ebner: Exercise Science (Ohio State)
S Duron Harmon: Labor Studies (Rutgers)
S Devin McCourty: Sociology (Rutgers)
S Tavon Wilson: Communications (Illinois)

Special Teams

LS Danny Aiken: Anthropology (Virginia)
P Ryan Allen: Business (Lousiana Tech)
K Stephen Gostkowski: Exercise Science (Memphis)


SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

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Quarterbacks

QB Russell Wilson: Communications (Wisconsin)
QB B.J. Daniels: Criminology (South Florida)
QB Tarvaris Jackson: Psychology (Alabama State)

Running Backs

RB Marshawn Lynch: Social Welfare (Cal)
RB Christine Michael: Agricultural Leadership and Development (Texas A&M)
RB Robert Turbin: Sociology (Utah State)
RB Will Tukuafu: Political Science (Oregon)

Wide Receivers

WR Doug Baldwin: Science, Technology and Society (Stanford)
WR Jermaine Kearse: Sociology (Washington)
WR Ricardo Lockette: Psychology (Fort Valley State)
WR Chris Matthews: Community Communications and Leadership Development (Kentucky)
WR Kevin Norwood: Human Environmental Science (Alabama)
WR Bryan Walters: Economics (Cornell)

Tight Ends

TE Cooper Helfet: Sociology (Duke)
TE Tony Moeaki: Recreation Management (Iowa)
TE Luke Willson: Philosophy and Political Science (Rice)

Offensive Line

OL Patrick Lewis: Agriculture and Life Sciences (Texas A&M)
OL Max Unger: Art (Oregon)
OL James Carpenter: N/A (Alabama)
OL J.R. Sweezy: Sports Management (North Carolina State)
OL Lemuel Jeanpierre: Sports and Entertainment Management (South Carolina)
OL Keavon Milton: Criminal Justice (Louisiana-Monroe)
OL Alvin Bailey: Recreation and Sports Management (Arkansas)
OL Justin Britt: General Studies (Missouri)
OL Garry Gilliam: Advertising/Public Relations (Penn State)
OL Russell Okung: Marketing (Oklahoma State)

Defensive Line

DL Cliff Avril: Retail Management (Purdue)
DL Michael Bennett: Agricultural and Life Sciences (Texas A&M)
DL Demarcus Dobbs: Consumer Economics (Georgia)
DL David King: Human Relations (Oklahoma)
DL O’Brien Schofield: African-American Studies (Wisconsin)
DL Landon Cohen: Criminology (Ohio)
DL Tony McDaniel: Arts and Sciences (Tennessee)
DL Kevin Williams: General Studies (Oklahoma State)

Linebackers

LB Brock Coyle: Business (Montana)
LB Bruce Irvin: Sociology and Anthropology (West Virginia)
LB Mike Morgan: Public Policy, Management and Planning (USC)
LB Malcolm Smith: Economics (USC)
LB Bobby Wagner: Business Entrepreneurship (Utah State)
LB K.J. Wright: N/A (Mississippi State)

Cornerbacks

CB Jeremy Lane: Criminal Justice (Northwestern State)
CB Byron Maxwell: Sociology (Clemson)
CB DeShawn Shead: N/A (Portland State)
CB Richard Sherman: Communications (Stanford)
CB Tharold Simon: General Studies (LSU)
CB Marcus Burley: Sports Management (Delaware)

Safeties

S Steven Terrell: Sports Management (Texas A&M)
S Earl Thomas: Education (Texas)
S Kam Chancellor: Human Development (Virginia Tech)
S Jeron Johnson: Communications (Boise State)

Special Teams

LS Clint Gresham: Entrepreneurial Management (TCU)
P Jon Ryan: Psychology (Regina)
K Steven Hauschka: Neuroscience (Middlebury)


Top 5 Most Common Majors

5. Exercise Science/Agricultural and Life Sciences (3)
4. Psychology/Economics/Criminal Justice (4)
3. Sports Management/Political Science/Business Management (6)
2. Sociology/General Studies (7)
1. Communications (9)


Most Highly Represented Colleges

3. 13 colleges with 2 each
2. TCU/Stanford/Alabama (3)
1. Oregon/Wisconsin/Rutgers/Texas A&M (4)


Most Impressive Degrees

K Steven Hauschka: Neuroscience (Middlebury)
WR Bryan Walters: Economics (Cornell)
OL Nate Solder: Biology (Colorado)
RB James Develin: Mechanical Engineering (Brown)
OL Cameron Fleming: Aeronautics and Astronautics (Stanford)


Matt is a senior editor at Playboy.com. Follow him on Twitter: @mattsurely.

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