Former Gators in the NFL Playoffs: Championship (2013) – four advance to Super Bowl XLVIII

The 2013-14 NFL Playoffs continued this week with six former Florida Gators spread out over all four of the teams that participated in NFL Championship round action.

Three former Gators were listed as active. Each of the four teams that played – and therefore both that advanced to Super Bowl XLVIII – had at least one former Florida player on its roster.

A former Gators player is guaranteed to be on the roster of a Super Bowl winner for the fifth time in the last six seasons. It will be the 12th consecutive season that a former Florida player will be on the roster of a Super Bowl team and the ninth time in the last 15 seasons that a former Gators player will be on the rosters of both Super Bowl teams.

Below are game statistics for all three active Florida players that participated in the third round of the playoffs. Check out how they performed…after the break!


Players with their name in orange advanced to Super Bowl XLVIII.
* Rookie

ACTIVE (3)
WR ANDRE CALDWELL, Denver Broncos: One reception for 11 yards
DE JEREMY MINCEY, Denver Broncos QB hit
» Denver, the AFC’s No. 1 overall seed, defeated New England 26-16 on Sunday to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII.
DT RAY McDONALD, San Francisco 49ers: Started | six tackles, two solo
» San Francisco fell to Seattle 23-17 on Sunday.

BYE / INACTIVE / INJURED (3)
LB LERENTEE McCRAY, Denver Broncos*: Injured – ankle (season)
LB BRANDON SPIKES, New England Patriots: Injured – knee (season)
» New England fell to Denver 26-16.
WR PERCY HARVIN, Seattle Seahawks: Injured – concussion
» Seattle, the NFC’s No. 1 overall seed, defeated San Francisco 23-17 on Sunday to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII.

COACHES (1)
DAN QUINN, Seattle Seahawks: In his first season as the Seahawks’ defensive coordinator, Quinn helped his team advance to Super Bowl XLVIII.
MARQUAND MANUEL, Seattle Seahawks: Manuel is in his second season with the Seahawks, first as a defensive assistant, after spending 2012 as Seattle’s assistant special teams coach.

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