As you may have heard, Nebraska holds the longest streak for having an ex-player in the Super Bowl. Twenty straight years. (Hey, when you haven't won a conference title this century, you gotta hang your hat on something, right?)
Hopefully you brought your thinking caps, because it's time for a 20-question exam on ex-Huskers who played in Super Bowls, dating all the way back to Super Bowl II. Don't get cocky if you get off to a fast start, the questions get harder as you go.
Read each question at left, then hit the answer button to see if you were able to guess correctly.
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1. The only No. 1 overall draft pick in Nebraska history caught 851 passes in his NFL career. In Super Bowl XX, he caught two, including an 8-yard touchdown.
2. In Super Bowl XLIII, this former Blackshirt, a four-year starter in Lincoln, was inches away from deflecting Ben Roethlisberger's game-winning touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes.
3. The only Husker quarterback to start a Super Bowl, Vince Ferragamo was thrust into the spotlight at age 25 with eight career starts under his wing. What quarterback opposed Ferragamo in Super Bowl XIV?
4. Only one ex-Husker has won three Super Bowl rings. The versatile running back compiled a 410 total yards and four touchdowns in Super Bowls XIX, XXIII and XXIV. He got a little help from Joe Montana.
5. In 1994 and '95, he won national championships at Nebraska. In his rookie year in Green Bay, this cornerback continued his streak, picking up another ring with the Packers. He played in the next Super Bowl, too, but lost.
6. Three ex-Huskers — Pat Fischer, Ron McDole and Ted Vactor — played for the same team in Super Bowl VII. They were beaten by the unbeaten Miami Dolphins, 14-7. Who did they play for?
7. This center from Lexington, Neb., who finished his NU career the year before Bob Devaney arrived, holds the record for most Super Bowl appearances by an ex-Husker. Unfortunately, the five-time, first-team All-Pro never won one.
8. Speaking of centers, this Lincoln native filled in for Barret Robbins after the Raiders starter went AWOL two nights before Super Bowl XXXVII. He has never publicly accused Bill Callahan of sabotage.
9. Sam Koch will be the first ex-Husker to punt in a Super Bowl. Who's the only place-kicker? Hint: The franchise that beat him in Super Bowl XL is the same franchise he knocked out of playoff contention with a game-winning field goal this past December.
10. A native of Broken Bow, this Oakland cornerback — who held the Nebraska high school record for 51 years in the 200 — was first-team All-Pro in his Super Bowl season, 1967. Bonus point if you can name the other ex-Husker in the Oakland secondary who intercepted six passes that season.
11. Two ex-Huskers who played in Super Bowls eventually got their first college coaching opportunities from Bo Pelini at Nebraska. They were teammates on the '94 national championship team.
12. A seventh-round draft pick in 1982, defensive tackle Henry Waechter's claim to Super Bowl fame came in New Orleans when he sacked Steve Grogan for a safety to cap a blowout. What famous defense did Waechter play for?
13. This quarterback, who threw for 5,000 yards at Nebraska, started one game in his NFL career. But backing up Ken Stabler and then Jim Plunkett, he won two Super Bowl rings (XI and XVIII) with the Raiders.
14. Only two ex-Huskers have ever won a Super Bowl in the same season that Nebraska won a national championship. They were former Blackshirts and teammates on the '97 Broncos.
15. The record for ex-Huskers in a single Super Bowl is four. It happened twice, in 1977 (Raiders-Vikings) and 1990 (49ers-Broncos). Name the four Huskers in the '90 game.
16. How unusual is it to make it to multiple Super Bowls with different franchises? Only two ex-Huskers have done it. Both were standout defensive linemen for NU in the 1990s. But in the biggest game in sports, they were a combined 1-4.
17. Nebraska's run of 20 straight Super Bowls started in 1993 with this Husker wingback, a Chicago native who played running back for the Buffalo Bills. He did not see action in Super Bowl XXVIII.
18. This former Pro Bowler, who died in 2006, blocked for Jarvis Redwine and I.M. Hipp at Nebraska before rushing for 700 yards three consecutive years for the Miami Dolphins. He had 16 carries for 49 yards in Super Bowl XVII.
19. Russ Hochstein won two Super Bowls with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. But there was another ex-Husker who joined Hochstein on the Pats' 16-0 team in 2007. In the thrilling loss to the Giants, he did not have an interception or a fumble.
20. Fifty-three former Huskers have played in the Super Bowl. Eight of those 53 represented which NFL franchise?