Former University of Georgia stars excited to represent alma mater in the Super Bowl

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Former University of Georgia stars excited to represent alma mater in the Super Bowl

Todd Gurley addresses reporters at Super Bowl Media Day in Atlanta ahead of the big game on Sunday, Feb. 3.

Todd Gurley addresses reporters at Super Bowl Media Day in Atlanta ahead of the big game on Sunday, Feb. 3.

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Todd Gurley addresses reporters at Super Bowl Media Day in Atlanta ahead of the big game on Sunday, Feb. 3.

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Todd Gurley addresses reporters at Super Bowl Media Day in Atlanta ahead of the big game on Sunday, Feb. 3.

When the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams square off in the Super Bowl Sunday, there will be plenty of familiar faces on the field for University of Georgia fans.

The Bulldogs lead the way with the most players by school on the pair of rosters with five total. Rutgers University follows close behind with four. A host of other schools like University of Florida, University of Miami and Ohio State check in with three.

The Rams have two former Georgia players in running back Todd Gurley and linebacker Ramik Wilson. The Patriots have two active players in running back Sony Michel and center David Andrews. New England also has offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn who is currently on the injured reserve and not active for the game.

The players were in attendance for Super Bowl opening night in Atlanta which was headlined by the annual media day. A few thousand lucky fans gathered inside State Farm Arena to listen to their favorite players discuss the upcoming game as well as other various story lines surrounding the game.

With UGA having so many players representing the school in the game, it was one of the major topics being discussed on the floor as 2,000 media members gathered around to ask their questions.

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Photo contribution by Center for Collaborative Journalism student Hayes Rule.