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January 20, 2013
Hokies in the NFL - A Look at Championship Weekend
The Notebook

While he hasn’t played a snap in the postseason, former Hokie quarterback Tyrod Taylor will still have the chance of a lifetime when he suits up for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans with the Baltimore Ravens in two weeks. Taylor, from Hampton, Va., will have a chance at a Super Bowl ring thanks to the Ravens’ win at New England Sunday.

Baltimore 28, New England 13
Baltimore:
QB Tyrod Taylor - active, did not play
UP NEXT: vs. San Francisco (Sunday, 2/3)

Also of note:
Baltimore’s assistant offensive line coach Todd Washington lettered at Tech from 1995-97
Five former Virginia Tech spirit squad members are now on the Ravens’ cheer team
Ravens’ Assistant Certified Athletic Trainer Kevin Dombowski was a G.A. for the Tech football team
San Francisco’s Director of College Scouting is Joel Patten, father of former VT football player Jake Patten and current Tech lacrosse players Christina and Kimberly Patten

The following former Tech players were on player rosters for Super Bowls:
Carroll Dale, WR, Green Bay (I, II, VIII)
Jim Richards, S, New York Jets (III)
Tom Beasley, DT, Pittsburgh (XIII, XIV)
Rick Razzano, LB, Cincinnati (XVI)
Don Strock, QB, Miami (XVII, XIX)
Roger Brown, CB, New York Giants (XXV)
Bruce Smith, DE, Buffalo (XXV, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII)
Tyronne Drakeford, CB, San Francisco (XXIX)
John Burke, TE, New England (XXXI)
Antonio Freeman, WR, Green Bay (XXXI, XXXII)
Vaughn Hebron, RB, Denver (XXXII, XXXIII)
Ken Oxendine, RB, Atlanta (XXXIII)
Cornell Brown, LB, Baltimore (XXXV)
Nick Sorenson, S, St. Louis (XXXVI)
Todd Washington, OL, Tampa Bay (XXXVII)
Eric Green, CB, Arizona (XLIII)*
Pierson Prioleau, S, New Orleans (XLIV)
Chris Ellis, DE, Pittsburgh (XLV)*
Jason Worilds, OLB, Pittsburgh (XLV)*
Tyrod Taylor, QB, Baltimore (XLVII)
* not on active roster for game

The following players were named to the Pro Bowl or Pro Bowl alternates:
Pro Bowl - HOU OT Duane Brown (starter)
Pro Bowl Alternates - KC CB Brandon Flowers, SEA SS Kam Chancellor

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