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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Iowa St. heads Big 12 Super Bowl contigent

By Jake Trotter

Super Bowl XLVIII will have a certain Iowa State flair.

That’s because both heads coaches in the game, Seattle's Pete Carroll and Denver's John Fox, are both former Iowa State assistants.

Carroll was an assistant defensive backs coach with the Cyclones in 1978. Fox was also a defensive backs coach for Iowa State in 1984.

Fox’s one season in Ames, Iowa, however, didn’t go quite as well as Carroll’s. The Cyclones finished 2-7-2 with Fox as secondary coach.

But with Carroll, Iowa State went 8-4 and made the Hall of Fame Classic bowl. It would be 22 years before the Cyclones would make another bowl game.

Other Big 12 ties to Super Bowl XLVIII:

PLAYERS

Denver Broncos

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Seattle Seahawks

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Reserve/injured/practice squad
COACHES

Denver Broncos
Seattle Seahawks