For me, college football is more superior than the NFL, even though I do have a favorite team. However, if you are one of many who don't care for the NFL or don't have a rooting interest in this weekends Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, well now you do.
Before these NFLers made the NFL they were in college, so lets take a look at the roster makeup of each team for the Super Bowl.
As for the Mountain West, there are six alumni on Super Bowl rosters; five are on the Seahawks and one on the Patriots. These numbers are by the current alignment of the conference, so there are no players who may have played in the Mountain West but their schools is no longer part of the league are not included. That means no BYU, TCU or Utah players, but players who were part of the WAC are included in this list because their team is now in the Mountain West.
Former Fresno State offensive lineman Ryan Wendell is the only player to represent the Mountain West for the Patriots. He played in 14 games and started 12 for New England this year, and he is listed as the starting right guard for the Super Bowl.
On the Seahawks, there are a pair of former Utah State players in linebacker Bobby Wagner and running back Robert Turbin. Strong safety Jeron Johnson played for Boise State. Those three players are on the active roster. San Diego State makes up the other two with strong safety Eric Pinkins on the non-football injury list and linebacker Heath Farwell who is on the injured reserve.