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Super Sunday Morning Clips

Super Sunday has arrived, and our two Rebels are at the forefront of the media buzz. Here are some recent clips featuring Michael Oher and Patrick Willis, as they prepare to face off in Super Bowl XLVII.

Clarion Ledger: Former Ole Miss standout and 49er Patrick Willis' road to Super Bowl a tough one
Santa Rosa Press Democrat: For Willis, 'Blind Side' bonds that endure
Chicago Tribune: Super Bowl linebacker's success story one of inspiration
Associated Press: 'Blind Side' family relishes Big Easy Super Bowl
Montreal Gazette: From The Blindside to the Super Bowl
MemphiSport: Memphis native Michael Oher relishes first Super Bowl appearance for Ravens

Rebel vs Rebel In Super Bowl Again

Again this season, former Ole Miss players have owned the NFL playoffs. For the second straight year, a Rebel starred on all four teams in the championship round, meaning an Ole Miss alum is guaranteed another Super Bowl ring. Last year, Eli Manning was the Rebel hero of the postseason, and this year, it may be Patrick Willis, as he piled up 12 tackles Sunday in leading the 49ers past the Falcons. Come Super Sunday, he will be lined up across from our own Michael Oher, whose Ravens eliminated the Patriots. Here are a few notes about our Super Bowl Rebels.

- Ole Miss is one of only four schools in the nation with position starters on both teams (also Maryland, Miami [Fla.] and Rutgers). If you include special teams (add Arizona State and Texas to list), Ole Miss is one of six schools with starters on both teams.
- Ole Miss is one of 15 schools with players on both active rosters. If you include injured reserve and practice squad, Ole Miss is one of 22 schools with players on both teams.
- Of the 15 schools with players on both active rosters, Ole Miss is one of only seven that is guaranteed a second straight Super Bowl ring (nine if you include the Giants' injured reserve and practice squad last year).
- This will mark the third straight Super Bowl and 19th overall to feature at least one Rebel (Ole Miss Super Bowl history).
- Willis and Oher will be the 21st and 22nd different Rebels to play in the Super Bowl.
- This will mark the 26th and 27th all-time appearances by Rebels in the Super Bowl.
- A Rebel will be a Super Bowl Champion for the 15th time in history.

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