DRC to Play in Super Bowl XLIII
Nashville, Tenn. - Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, called "DRC" by Tennessee State University fans, will become the 17th Tiger football alum to play in a Super Bowl.
DRC, a first-round draft pick (16th overall) of the Arizona Cardinals, has made a tremendous impact in his first year. In his rookie season, DRC tallied 42 tackles, (38 solo, 4 assists), 23 pass deflections and four interceptions including one returned for a 99-yard touchdown.
He was also a candidate for the Pepsi Cola - NFL Rookie of the Week following his two interception performance against the Seattle Seahawks on Nov. 16. The following month, he was named the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Month.
In the post season, he currently has 15 tackles (14 solo, one assist), nine pass deflections with two interceptions to help lead the Cardinals to their first NFC Championship title and first Super Bowl appearance.
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie - Arizona Cardinals
Other TSU Players on Super Bowl Teams -
Willie Mitchell, DB (Kansas City Chiefs - Super Bowl I), Fletcher Smith, DB (Kansas City Chiefs - Super Bowl I), Jim Marsalis, DB (Kansas City Chief - Super Bowl IV), Nolan Smith, KR (Kansas City Chiefs - Super Bowl IV), Larry Woods, OT (Miami Dolphins - Super Bowl VIII), Joe Gilliam, Jr. QB (Pittsburgh Steelers - Super Bowls IX, X), John Holland, FL (Minnesota Vikings - Super Bowl IX), Ed "Too Tall" Jones, DE (Dallas Cowboys - Super Bowls X, XII, XIII), Mike Hegman, LB (Dallas Cowboys - Super Bowls XII, XIII), Claude Humphrey, DE (Philadelphia Eagles - Super Bowl XV), Rodney Parker, WR (Philadelphia Eagles - Super Bowl XV), Oliver Davis, DB (Cincinnati Bengals - Super Bowl XVI), Donald Laster, OG (Washington Redskins - Super Bowl - XVII), Richard Dent, DE (Chicago Bears - Super Bowl XX MVP, 2009 Hall of Fame Nominee), Randy Fuller, DB (Pittsburgh Steelers - Super Bowls XXX, Atlanta Falcons - XXXII), Bennie Anderson, OL (Baltimore Ravens Super Bowls XXXV), Anthony Pleasant, DE (New England Patriots - Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII)