Last season we saw former Boilermaker Rob Ninkovich get his first Super Bowl ring. Several former Boilers have done so in recent seasons, and this year looks like a few more could earn a ring. With eight teams left in the NFL Playoffs the following players still have a chance to win the title:
Denver Broncos - No Players.
New England Patriots - Rob Ninkovich can get a second straight ring if the Pats repeat. On all four Super Bowl championship teams in New England there has been at least one Boilermaker, as Matt Light was on the first three and Brandon Gorin was on at least one of the first three.
Kansas City Chiefs - No Players.
Pittsburgh Steelers - No Players
Carolina Panthers - Kawann Short is having a great season for the nearly undefeated Panthers. He has 55 tackles and 11 sacks to go with a pair of fumble recoveries as Carolina got the No. 1 seed in the NFC.
Arizona Cardinals - No Players
Green Bay Packers - Mike Neal already has one Super Bowl ring with the Packers from five years ago. He did not play much, however, due to injury. This season he has a career high 15 starts and 24 tackles to go with four sacks.
Seattle Seahawks - If you're looking for a team to cheer for it is the Seahawks. Cliff Avril has gotten to play in each of the last two Super Bowls, winning Super Bowl XLVIII with the team. Brandon Cottom is also a member of the practice squad, having made it as an undrafted free agent.