Bruins In Super Bowl XLIII

Jan. 18, 2009

Three players on active rosters and one on a practice squad will represent UCLA in Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009.

Matt Ware, who started at cornerback for the Bruins for three years (2001 - 2003), is the No. 2 free safety and a special teams starter for the NFC Champion Arizona Cardinals. This will be Ware's second Super Bowl, having played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2005. In addition, Dennis Keyes, the starting free safety who led the Bruins in tackles in 2007, was added to the Practice Squad in late December.

Travis Kirschke and Bruce Davis are members of the AFC Champion Pittsburgh Steelers. Kirschke, who was a starting defensive tackle during his four-year UCLA career (1993-96), is the No. 2 left defensive end for the Steelers. He also played in Super Bowl XL (2006) for Pittsburgh. Davis, who earned All-America honors as a defensive end for the Bruins a year ago, is the No. 2 left outside linebacker who played in a few games in 2008.

UCLA will have at least one player in the Super Bowl for the 28th time in 30 years. Beginning with Super Bowl XIV (1980), only the games in 2000 and 2008 did not have at least one Bruin on a team roster.

In Super Bowl XXVII (1993), eight Bruins were featured in the contest, including five on the champion Dallas Cowboys and three on the Buffalo Bills.

College football and NFL Hall of Famer Troy Aikman was the first quarterback to start for three Super Bowl champions in a four-year span and Bruin defensive lineman Mike Lodish played for six Super Bowl teams during his NFL career.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Sep 05 - 12:30 PM PST
vs. Virginia
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 7:30 PM PST
at UNLV
Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, Sep 19 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Brigham Young
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - TBA PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Saturday, Oct 03 - TBA PST
vs. Arizona State
Pasadena, CA
Thursday, Oct 15 - 7:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Thursday, Oct 22 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Oct 31 - TBA PST
vs. Colorado
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Nov 07 - TBA PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, Nov 14 - TBA PST
vs. Washington State
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Nov 21 - TBA PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, Nov 28 - TBA PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS