Posted January 30, 2007

Temple Owls are everywhere at Super Bowl XLI

When the Colts face the Bears in Super Bowl XLI on Sunday, three former Owls will be there, poised to compete. Temple boasts the only football program in the nation to have players listed as current starters for both teams.

Raheem Brock, Dan Klecko and Jason McKie were teammates at Temple from 1999 to 2001, with Brock and McKie serving as senior captains in 2001. Brock tops the depth chart at defensive tackle for the Colts, and McKie is the listed starter at fullback for the Bears; Klecko also plays defensive tackle for the Colts.

A fourth former Owl, quarterback Mike McGann, was signed to a futures contract recently by the Colts, but is not on their current active roster. McGann was a teammate of Brock, Klecko and McKie during the 2001 season.

Jason McKie
Photo courtesy Temple Sports Media Relations
Former Owl Jason McKie will take the field in Super Bowl XLI with the NFC champion Chicago Bears.

Five of the last six Super Bowl winners have a former Owl on their rosters. Recent Temple players listed on rosters of Super Bowl champions are Rian Wallace (LB, Pittsburgh, XL), Klecko (DL, New England, XXXVIII and XXXIX), Alshermond Singleton (LB, Tampa Bay, XXXVII) and Calvin Wilkinson (DE, Baltimore, XXV).

Klecko has the opportunity to be a member of his third championship team on Feb. 4. The Owl with the most Super Bowl rings is Randy Grossman, who captured four as a tight end under head coach Chuck Noll with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s.