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How many Red Raiders have appeared in a Super Bowl?

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

How many former Texas Tech players have appeared in a Super Bowl?

Since the inaugural game in 1967, 21 Red Raiders have repped the red and black in the big dance.

It started with the All-American pair Donny Anderson and E.J. Holub who made appearances in the first and second Super Bowl games.

The 48th championship will feature three Red Raiders starting for the same team, a first in school history.

Guns up to Wes Welker, Louis Vasquez and Manny Ramirez of the Denver Broncos.

Texas Tech football began back in 1925.

Since that year, 149 players have been drafted but a slim 21 can say they made it all the way.

The Big 12 ranks No. 5 in conference players to appear in the Super Bowl with 390.

Compare that with the Big Ten who provided 756 players.

1. OU - 69 players

2. Texas - 66 players

3. Kansas - 43 players

On average the Big 12 averages 39 players per team who have made Super Bowl appearances

But those numbers aren't getting Chancellor Kent Hance down.

"21?! Get out of town," he said. "How 'bout that, I love it."

Hance loves the Red Raider representation so much, the University bought an ad in Time Square featuring the three Texas Tech players appearing in the 48th Super Bowl.

Hance said it's their way of honoring and supporting the three starters.

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