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Roundtables: Superbowl Memories

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So many to choose from!

Super Bowl XLV Photo by Rob Tringali/SportsChrome/Getty Images

Cal has had a player on the roster for 17 of the last 18 Super Bowls, winning 11 of them.

1. Who was your favorite and most memorable?

thedozen: I always thought that New Orleans winning Super Bowl XLIV in 2010 was a nice story, and Scott Fujita proved to be an important part of that story. Fujita was a mainstay at linebacker for Cal and one of the first players to join the Saints after coach Sean Payton was hired.

Andy Johnston: An odd selection but for me it is Shane Vereen winning his ring with the Patriots. I had the fortune of getting to know Shane when I worked with the team and he was the nicest guy who waited patiently behind Jahvid for his turn. To see him win a ring was special and I was also stoked to see the Seahawks lose.

Piotr: Shane Vereen with the Pats.​ ​To see him have such a pivotal role in shredding the Hawks D made me smile.

atomsareenough: For me, it’s a tie: Aaron Rodgers beating the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV, because, well, the Packers are my favorite NFL team, and Marshawn and the Seahawks beating the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVII, because Marshawn is my favorite player ever, and it was such a ridiculous and amazing beatdown.

2. Who do you think will win one next and why?

thedozen: Jared Goff has to be up there, right? The quarterback had a fantastic season for a Rams team that wasn’t expected to sniff the postseason. Their campaign ended with a postseason loss to the Falcons, but Goff showed tremendous improvement and poise once the Rams gave him the reins full-time.

Andy Johnston: Both Rodgers. Aaron will get another ring before he hangs up his cleats and I expect the Pack to be back in a major way next season.

​Piotr: Jared Goff. He has the OPOY/DPOY and COTY on his team. I think the sky is the limit in the McVay system and knowing Goff he will keep getting better and producing better results with this team. With him and Todd Gurley on rookie contracts I expect the Rams to consider 2018/19 their Super Bowl window. ​​