Quite a few people involved in Super Bowl 46 had ties to Michigan colleges. That was especially the case for the New York Giants, which won the 2012 Super Bowl by edging the New England Patriots by a score of 21-17.
A total of six people from Michigan colleges are employed by the Giants, two of whom are coaches: running backs coach Jerald Ingram and linebackers coach Jim Herrmann. Both Ingram and Herrmann played and coached at the University of Michigan.
Four players -- two from Michigan and two from Michigan State -- played in Super Bowl 46 for the Giants. Michigan had wide receiver Mario Manningham and center David Baas. Manningham had a key catch on the drive where the Giants had the go-ahead score and Baas started. For Michigan State, wide receiver Devin Thomas and linebacker Greg Jones played in the game. Both players were mainly special teams contributors.
On the losing side were five players from Michigan colleges. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and punter Zoltan Mesko both went to Michigan (as did tight end Carson Butler, who is on the practice squad), whereas backup quarterback Brian Hoyer went to Michigan State. Offensive guard Nick McDonald went to Grand Valley State.
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