One guy only played three games this season, notching 14 tackles and an interception before going on injured reserve. The other guy was only on the practice squad. Still, Ja’Whaun Bentley and Danny Etling became the 24th and 25th different former Purdue players to be part of a Super Bowl winning team. Of course, it helps when the Patriots keep winning these damn things. Officially a Purdue player has been part of all six Super Bowl championships by the Patriots and in all nine Super Bowl appearances during the Tom Brady era.
Theya re also the first players from Purdue to earn a ring sicne Rob Ninkovich got his second with the Patriots two years ago.
The last non-Patriot to get a Super Bowl win for Purdue was Cliff Avril in Super Bowl XLIX. Of course, Drew Brees was robbed this year and should have been in Atlanta getting his second Super Bowl.