With former West Virginia and current San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Colton McKivitz suiting up for the Super Bowl on Sunday let’s take a look at the history of Mountaineers in the Super Bowl.

Twelve WVU players have won a Super Bowl, Keith Tandy being the most recent as a part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff in Super Bowl LV.

Najee Goode, Rasul Douglas, Shelton Gibson and Wendell Smallwood were the most recent West Virginia players to win a Super Bowl as members of the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII.

While with the Seattle Seahawks, West Virginia Hall of Fame member Bruce Irvin competed in Super Bowls XLVIII and XLIX, winning Super Bowl XLVIII over the Denver Broncos. In total, Irvin had four tackles in Super Bowl games and one sack in Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots.

Daryl Talley has played in the most Super Bowls from WVU, with four as a member of the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowls XXV, XXVI, XXVII and XXVIII.

Chuck Howley is the only Mountaineer to win Super Bowl MVP when he had four total tackles (three solo) and two interceptions in Super Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys and the only player in NFL history to ever win Super Bowl MVP as a member of the losing team. Howley was also the first WVU player to win a Super Bowl in Super Bowl VI.

Jeff Hostetler was the only West Virginia quarterback to play in a Super Bowl when he started and won Super Bowl XXV with the New York Giants. Hostetler completed 20 passes on 32 attempts, throwing for 222 yards and two touchdowns in the win.

Ken Herock was the first Mountaineer to make a Super Bowl in Super Bowl II with the Oakland Raiders.

Altogether, 27 West Virginia players have previously made a Super Bowl, making McKivitz the 28th.

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