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This is the 22nd Super Bowl with strong ties to John Carroll University

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Posted at 1:26 PM, Feb 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-02 13:26:29-05

CLEVELAND — In the past 53 Super Bowls, 22 of the games featured connections to John Carroll University.

Sunday's game will be the third time the university has representation on both teams, according to a JCU press release.

The New England Patriots feature six alumni from JCU who serve on the coaching staff or in the front office. They include the following:

  • Nick Caserio '98 (Director of Player Personnel)
  • Josh McDaniels '99 (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks)
  • Jerry Schuplinski '99, '02G (Assistant Quarterbacks Coach)
  • Dave Ziegler '01, '07G (Director of Pro Scouting)
  • Nick Caley '06 (Tight Ends)
  • D.J. Debick '13 (Area Scout)

Los Angeles Rams Assistant Coach Chris Shula is a former Blue Streaks defensive coordinator.

Here is a full list of JCU ties to the Super Bowl, according to the university:

John Carroll University in the Super Bowl
III: Don Shula '51 (Baltimore Colts, Head Coach)
VI: Don Shula '51 (Miami Dolphins, Head Coach), Carl Taseff '51 (Miami Dolphins, Assistant Coach - Offensive Backs), Sil Cornachione '51 (Miami Dolphins, Front Office/Scout)
VII: Don Shula '51 (Miami Dolphins, Head Coach), Carl Taseff '51 (Miami Dolphins, Assistant Coach - Offensive Backs), Sil Cornachione '51 (Miami Dolphins, Front Office/Scout)
VIII: Don Shula '51 (Miami Dolphins, Head Coach), Carl Taseff '51 (Miami Dolphins, Assistant Coach - Offensive Backs), Sil Cornachione '51 (Miami Dolphins, Front Office/Scout)
XIII: Dick Walker '55 (Pittsburgh Steelers, Assistant Coach - Defensive Backs)
XIV: Dick Walker '55 (Pittsburgh Steelers, Assistant Coach - Defensive Backs)
XVII: Don Shula '51 (Miami Dolphins, Head Coach), Carl Taseff '51 (Miami Dolphins, Assistant Coach - Offensive Backs & Special Teams)
XIX: Don Shula '51 (Miami Dolphins, Head Coach), Carl Taseff '51 (Miami Dolphins, Assistant Coach - Offensive Backs)
XXIX: Chuck Priefer '63 (San Diego Chargers, Assistant Coach - Special Teams)
XXXIV: London Fletcher '98 (St. Louis Rams, Starting Middle Linebacker)
XXXV: Pat Moriarty '93G (Baltimore Ravens, Chief Financial Officer)
XXXVI: London Fletcher '98 (St. Louis Rams, Starting Middle Linebacker), Nick Caserio '98 (New England Patriots, Assistant Coach), Josh McDaniels '99 (New England Patriots, Assistant Coach)
XXXVIII: Nick Caserio '98 (New England Patriots, Area Scout), Josh McDaniels '99 (New England Patriots, Assistant Coach)
XXXIX: Nick Caserio '98 (New England Patriots, Director of Player Personnel), Josh McDaniels '99 (New England Patriots, Assistant Coach - Quarterbacks)
XLI: Chris Polian '93 (Indianapolis Colts, Vice President of Football Operations), Tom Telesco '95 (Indianapolis Colts, Director of Player Personnel), David Caldwell '96 (Indianapolis Colts, Western Regional Scout)
XLII: Nick Caserio '98 (New England Patriots, Assistant Coach - Wide Receivers), Josh McDaniels '99 (New England Patriots, Assistant Coach - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks)
XLIV: Chris Polian '93 (Indianapolis Colts, Vice President of Football Operations), Tom Telesco '95 (Indianapolis Colts, Director of Player Personnel)
XLVI: Nick Caserio '98 (New England Patriots, Director of Player Personnel), Josh McDaniels '99 (New England Patriots, Offensive Assistant)
XLVII: Pat Moriarty '93G (Baltimore Ravens, Senior Vice President of Football Administration), Greg Roman '95 (San Francisco 49ers, Assistant Coach - Offensive Coordinator)
XLIX: Nick Caserio '98 (New England Patriots, Director of Player Personnel), Josh McDaniels '99 (New England Patriots, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks), Jerry Schuplinski '99, '02G (New England Patriots, Assistant Coach), Dave Ziegler '01, '07G (New England Patriots, Director of Pro Scouting)
LI: Nick Caserio '98 (New England Patriots, Director of Player Personnel), Josh McDaniels '99 (New England Patriots, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks), Jerry Schuplinski '99, '02G (New England Patriots, Assistant Coach - Quarterbacks), Dave Ziegler '01, '07G (New England Patriots, Director of Pro Scouting), Nick Caley '06 (New England Patriots, Assistant Coach), Frank Ross '12 (New England Patriots, Pro Scout), D.J. Debick '13 (New England Patriots, Scouting Assistant), Jesse Ackerman '02, '07G (Atlanta Falcons, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach)
LII: Nick Caserio '98 (New England Patriots, Director of Player Personnel), Josh McDaniels '99 (New England Patriots, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks), Jerry Schuplinski '99, '02G (New England Patriots, Assistant Quarterbacks Coach), Dave Ziegler '01, '07G (New England Patriots, Director of Pro Personnel), Nick Caley '06 (New England Patriots, Assistant Coach - Tight Ends), Frank Ross '12 (New England Patriots, Pro Scout), D.J. Debick '13 (New England Patriots, Scouting Assistant)
LIII: Nick Caserio '98 (New England Patriots, Director of Player Personnel), Josh McDaniels '99 (New England Patriots, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks), Jerry Schuplinski '99, '02G (New England Patriots, Assistant Quarterbacks Coach), Dave Ziegler '01, '07G (New England Patriots, Director of Pro Personnel), Nick Caley '06 (New England Patriots, Assistant Coach - Tight Ends), D.J. Debick '13 (New England Patriots, Area Scout)