Olin Buchanan Rivals.com College Football Senior Writer
It's not often that California is listed with Alabama and Notre Dame in college football circles, but the Golden Bears soon will join select company.
When Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers takes his first snap Sunday in Super Bowl XLV, Cal will become just the fourth college football program, along with Alabama, Notre Dame and Purdue, to have produced three quarterbacks to start in the Super Bowl.
Joe Kapp started for Minnesota in Super Bowl IV and Craig Morton started for the Cowboys in Super Bowl V and for the Broncos in Super Bowl XII.
Rodgers is hoping to become the first Cal quarterback to win a Super Bowl.
All three of the Super Bowl quarterbacks from Alabama -- Bart Starr, Joe Namath and Ken Stabler -- were victorious.
Notre Dame's Super Bowl quarterbacks -- Daryle Lamonica, Joe Montana and Joe Theismann -- had a 5-2 Super record, while Purdue's trio of Len Dawson, Bob Griese and Drew Brees were 4-2.
Here's a breakdown on the programs that have produced starting quarterbacks in the Super Bowl. Asterisks denote Sunday's projected starters.
Bart Starr, Green Bay (I, II)
Joe Namath, New York Jets (III)
Ken Stabler, Oakland (XI)
Joe Kapp, Minnesota (III)
Craig Morton, Dallas (V), Denver (XII)
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay (XLV*)
Daryle Lamonica, Oakland Raiders (II)
Joe Montana, San Francisco (XVII, XIX, XXIII, XXIV)
Joe Theismann, Washington (XVII, XVIII)
Len Dawson, Kansas City (I, III)
Bob Griese, Miami (VI, VII, VIII)
Drew Brees, New Orleans (XLIV)
Jim McMahon, Chicago (XX)
Steve Young, San Francisco (XXIX)
Boomer Esiason, Cincinnati (XXIII)
Neil O'Donnell, Pittsburgh (XXX)
Jim Plunkett, Oakland-Los Angeles Raiders (XV, XVIII)
John Elway, Denver (XXI, XXII, XXIV, XXXII, XXXIII)
Billy Kilmer, Washington (VII)
Troy Aikman, Dallas (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX)
Mark Rypien, Washington (XXVI)
Drew Bledsoe, New England (XXXI)
Steve McNair, Tennessee Titans (XXXIV)
Ken Anderson, Cincinnati (XVI)
Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle (XL)
Rich Gannon, Oakland (XXXVII)
Rex Grossman, Chicago (XLI)
Brad Johnson, Tampa Bay (XXXVII)
Trent Dilfer, Baltimore Ravens (XXXV)
Fran Tarkenton, Minnesota (VIII, IX, XI)
Doug Williams, Washington (XXII)
Tony Eason, New England (XX)
Jake Delhomme, Carolina (XXXVIII)
Stan Humphries, San Diego (XXIX)
Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
John Unitas, Baltimore Colts (V)
David Woodley, Miami (XVII)
Jim Kelly, Buffalo (XXV, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII)
Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh (XL, XLIII, XLV*)
Tom Brady, New England (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLII)
Earl Morrall, Baltimore Colts (III)
Eli Manning, New York Giants (XLII)
Phil Simms, New York Giants (XXI)
Roger Staubach, Dallas (VI, X, XII, XIII)
Vince Ferragamo, Los Angeles Rams (XIV)
Kurt Warner, St. Louis Rams, Arizona (XXXIV, XXXVI, XLIII)