Olin Buchanan Rivals.com College Football Senior Writer
Nine former Miami Hurricanes have scored touchdowns in the Super Bowl, while six former Notre Dame players have done so.
No other college program has more than five former players reach the end zone in the NFL's "ultimate game." But if Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall scores against Green Bay in Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, Illinois will have its sixth player to notch a Super Bowl touchdown.
In fact, that would make the second year in a row for an Illini player to accomplish that feat and the third time in five years.
Last season, New Orleans' Pierre Thomas, a former Illini running back, scored on a 16-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees. In 2007, Indianapolis cornerback Kelvin Hayden returned an interception 56 yards for a score in the Colts' 29-17 victory over Chicago.
While Illinois could have a sixth player score a Super Bowl touchdown, several schools have a good chance for their first.
Green Bay's Donald Driver is from Alcorn State, Greg Jennings is from Western Michigan and James Jones is from San Jose State, all programs that have yet to have an alum score in the Super Bowl.
In addition, Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown could be the first from Central Michigan and Mike Wallace could be the first from Ole Miss.
Here's a look at the colleges who have had alums score Super Bowl touchdowns. This does not include guys who threw TD passes - just players who actually have scored.
Miami (9) Bill Miller, Oakland (scored 2)
Pete Banaszak, Oakland
Ottis Anderson, New York Giants (2)
Michael Irvin, Dallas (2)
Jimmie Jones, Dallas
Duane Starks, Baltimore Ravens
Devin Hester, Chicago
Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis
Jeremy Shockey, New Orleans
Notre Dame (6) Dave Casper, Oakland
Rocky Bleier, Pittsburgh
Joe Montana, San Francisco (2)
Mark Bavaro, New York Giants
David Givens, New England
Ricky Watters, San Francisco (2)
Illinois (5) Jack Squirek, Los Angeles Raiders
Howard Griffith, Denver
Greg Lewis, Philadelphia
Kelvin Hayden, Indianapolis
Pierre Thomas, New Orleans
Michigan State (5) Herb Adderley, Green Bay
Billy Joe DuPree, Dallas
Muhsin Muhammad, Carolina
Andre Rison, Green Bay
Plaxico Burress, New York Giants
Ohio State (5) Matt Snell, New York Jets
Mike Vrabel, New England (2)
Keith Byars, New England
Eddie George, Tennessee (2)
Santonio Holmes, Pittsburgh
Michigan (4) Mike Bass, Washington
Rob Lytle, Denver
Desmond Howard, Green Bay
Ty Law, New England
Nebraska (4) Roger Craig, San Francisco (4)
Irving Fryar, New England
Tom Rathman, San Francisco (2)
Eric Johnson, Oakland
Syracuse (4) John Mackey, Baltimore Colts
Larry Csonka, Miami (2)
Joe Morris, New York Giants
David Tyree, New York Giants
Colorado (3) Boyd Dowler, Green Bay
Cullen Bryant, Los Angeles Rams
Cliff Branch, Oakland (3)
Florida State (3) Zeke Mowatt, New York Giants
William Floyd, San Francisco
Derrick Brooks, Tampa Bay