Super Bowl XLVII by college teams: Miami leads the way

49ers running back Frank Gore and Ravens safety Ed Reed lead a crew of Miami Hurricanes in Super Bowl 47. (US Presswire)

The Super Bowl unites football fans everywhere, and one common question that seems to come up at every gathering for the big event is, "Now where did he play again?"

We have broken down the active rosters from the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers to see which college programs will have the most representatives in New Orleans for the big game.

With headliners like Frank Gore, Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Bryant McKinnie -- 27 Pro Bowls combined -- it should come as no surprise that Miami is at the top of the list with five players on the combined 53-man rosters. Marshall, Ohio State, Oregon, Texas and Utah fall just behind The U with four players each.

As far as conferences go, the SEC leads the way with 23 players while not having any schools in the top six of the list below. The ACC and Big Ten each has 19 players in the Super Bowl based on 2012's membership, getting a boost from Miami and Ohio State, respectively.

Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes (5)
Baltimore LB Ray Lewis, OT Bryant McKinnie, S Ed Reed; San Francisco LB Tavares Gooden, RB Frank Gore

Marshall Thundering Herd (4)
Baltimore CB Omar Brown, LB Albert McClellan; San Francisco: WR Randy Moss, S C.J. Spillman

Ohio State Buckeyes (4)
San Francisco G/T Alex Boone, WR Tedd Ginn Jr., LB Larry Grahnt, S Donte Whitner

Baltimore Ravens TE Ed Dickson at Oregon.(US Presswire)

Oregon Ducks (4)
Baltimore TE Ed Dickson, DT Haloti Ngata; San Francisco RB LaMichael James, FB/DT Will Tukuafu

Texas Longhorns (4)
Baltimore CB Chykie Brown, K Justin Tucker; San Francisco CB Tarell Brown, OG Leonard Davis

Utah Utes (4)
Baltimore NT Ma'ake Kemoeatu, OLB Paul Kruger, WR David Reed; San Francisco QB Alex Smith

Alabama Crimson Tide (2)
Baltimore NT Terrance Cody, OLB Courtney Upshaw

Arizona State Sun Devils (2)
Baltimore OLB Terrell Suggs, San Francisco TE/LS Brian Jennings

Auburn Tigers (2)
Baltimore LB Josh Bynes, San Francisco CB Carlos Rogers

Delaware (2)
Baltimore QB Jeo Flacco, G/C Gino Gradkowski

Florida Gators (2)
Baltimore WR Deonte Thompson; San Francisco DT Ray McDonald

Georgia Bulldogs (2)
Baltimore IlB Dennell Ellerbe, DE DeAngelo Tyson

Iowa Hawkeyes (2)
Baltimore S Sean Considine, G/T Marshal Yanda

Louisville Cardinals (2)
Baltimore DB Chris Johnson; San Francisco K David Akers

Maryland Terrapins (2)
Baltimore WR Torrey Smith, San Francisco TE Vernon Davis

Michigan State Spartans (2)
San Francisco TE Garrett Celek, S Trenton Robinson

Ole Miss Rebels (2)
Baltimore OT Michael Oher, San Francisco LB Patrick Willis

Mississippi State Bulldogs (2)
Baltimore DE Pernell McPhee; San Francisco RB Anthony Dixon

Before San Francisco, Aldon Smith terrorized QB's at Missouri. (US Presswire)

Missouri Tigers (2)
San Francisco LB Aldon Smith, DT Justin Smith

Oklahoma State Cowboys (2)
Baltimore TE Billy Bajema; San Francisco DB Perrish Cox

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (2)
Baltimore RB Ray Rice; San Francisco OT Anthony Davis

Texas Tech Red Raiders (2)
San Francisco WR Michael Crabtree, S Darcel McBath

Virginia Cavaliers (2)
San Francisco LB Ahmad Brooks, LB Cam Johnson

Washburn (2)
Baltimore CB Cary Williams; San Francisco LB Michael Wilhoite

Air Force Falcons (1)
San Francisco WR Chad Hall

Appalachian State (1)
San Francisco OG Daniel Kilgore

Arkansas Razorbacks (1)
Baltimore OG Bobbie Williams

Arkansas State Red Wolves (1)
Baltimore DT Bryan Hall

Belhaven (1)
San Francisco DB Tramaine Brock

Brigham Young Cougars (1)
Baltimore TE Dennis Pitta

Cal Poly (1)
Baltimore CB Asa Jackson

UCF Knights (1)
San Francisco FB Bruce Miller

Central Michigan Chippewas (1)
San Francisco OT Joe Staley

Central Missouri (1)
San Francisco TE Delanie Walker

Colorado Buffaloes (1)
Baltimore Jimmy Smith

Colorado State Rams (1)
San Francisco LB Clark Haggans

East Carolina Pirates (1)
Baltimore FB Vonta Leach

Florida State Seminoles (1)
Baltimore WR Anquan Boldin

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1)
Baltimore RB Anthony Allen

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (1)
Baltimore C Matt Birk

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (1)
San Francisco DT Isaac Sopoaga

Idaho Vandals (1)
San Francisco OG Mike Iupati

Illinois Fighting Illini (1)
San Francisco WR A.J. Jenkins

Indiana Hoosiers (1)
Baltimore WR Tandon Doss

Iowa State Cyclones (1)
Baltimore G/T Kelechi Osemele

Lane (1)
Baltimore WR Jacoby Jones

LSU Tigers (1)
San Francisco DT Ricky Jean Francois

Massachusetts Minutemen (1)
Baltimore SS James Ihedigbo

Michigan Wolverines (1)
San Francisco C Jonathan Goodwin

Morehouse (1)
Baltimore OT Ramon Harewood

Nebraska Cornhuskers (1)
Baltimore P Sam Kock

Two-time WAC Offensive Player of the Year Colin Kaepernick.(US Presswire)

Nevada Wolf Pack (1)
San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick

New Hampshire (1)
Baltimore CB Core Graham

Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1)
San Francisco DT Ian Williams

Penn State Nittany Lions (1)
San Francisco LB NaVorro Bowman

Pittsburgh Panthers (1)
San Francisco P Andy Lee

Prairie View A&M (1)
Baltimore OLB Adrian Hamilton

Purdue Boilermakers (1)
Baltimore S Bernard Pollard

South Carolina Gamecocks (1)
San Francisco CB Chris Culliver

Southern Illinois (1)
San Francisco RB Jewel Hampton

Syracuse Orange (1)
Baltimore DE Arthur Jones

Temple Owls (1)
Baltimore RB Bernard Pierce

Tennessee Volunteers (1)
Baltimore LS Morgan Cox

Texas A&M Aggies (1)
San Francisco DT Tony Jerod-Eddie

UCLA Bruins (1)
Baltimore LB Brandon Ayanbadejo

Virginia Tech Hokies (1)
Baltimore QB Tyrod Taylor

Wake Forest Demon Deacons (1)
San Francisco OG Joe Looney

Washington Huskies (1)
San Francisco S Dashon Goldson

Wisconsin Badgers (1)
San Francisco QB Scott Tolzien

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