Rutgers Back in the Super Bowl

A 45-7 blowout by the New England Patriots means for former Rutgers football players are headed to the Super Bowl. By beating the Indianapolis Colts Sunday night, Devin McCourty, Duron Harmon, Logan Ryan and Tim Wright and the rest of the Patriots earned a spot in Super Bowl XLIX.

Bill Belichick has an even larger stage to sing the praises of his four Rutgers players after a 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts sends the New England Patriots back to the Super Bowl.

Belichick famously praised Rutgers football for its player development after the Patriots beat the Baltimore Ravens.

Former Scarlet Knights Devin McCourty, Logan Ryan, Duron Harmon and Tim Wright now head to Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona.

The Rutgers defensive secondary trio combined for 88 tackles and five interceptions this season. Both Harmon and McCourty intercepted passes in the comeback victory over the Ravens.

Wright, who played receiver at Rutgers, caught 26 passes for 259 yards and six touchdowns after an offseason trade.

Other Rutgers connections include Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, whose brother Ben McDaniels coaches receivers at Rutgers, and assistant Steve Belichick -- a former Rutgers football and lacrosse player.


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