No surprise that our Detroit Lions are on the sidelines again this year, but there are 5 players in Super Bowl LII with Michigan connections.

The New England Patriots have 4 former Wolverines and a Spartan on the team, while the Eagles have one University of Michigan alumnus in uniform for Super Bowl LII.

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    Tom Brady

    #12 Quarterback New England Patriots

    University of Michigan

    Although his time at Michigan was controversial, Brady ended up with a couple of great seasons under center, racking up 4773 yards and 30 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in his career.

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    Brian Hoyer

    #2 Quarterback New England Patriots

    Michigan State University

    If the stitches fall out and Tom Brady's hand falls off, you can bet Hoyer is ready to get in the game. His career in East Lansing was productive with 6159 passing yards, 35 touchdowns and 23 interceptions.

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    Alan Branch

    #97 Defensive Lineman New England Patriots

    University of Michigan

    Branch played on the D-line in the big house in the 2005, 2006 seasons, and is credited with 56 tackles, 1 interception and 4.5 sacks.

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    David Harris

    #45 Linebacker New England Patriots

    University of Michigan

    A teammate of Alan Branch in 2006, Harris earned 96 tackles, 1 interception and 3 sacks.

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    Brandon Graham

    #55 Defensive End Philadelphia Eagles

    University of Michigan

    Graham played under Lloyd Carr and Rich Rodriguez in his 4 years in Ann Arbor with 138 tackles and 29.5 sacks to his credit.