A Super Sunday for former Bulldogs
Feb 1, 2013, 12:01
By Jody O'Hara
A pair of former football players from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will square off in Super Bowl XLVII Sunday.
Terrence Cody will line up on defense for the Baltimore Ravens while Tramaine Brock will suit up with the San Francisco 49ers.
Both men were All-American members of coach Steve Campbell's 2007 NJCAA national championship squad.
"I'm really proud for both of those guys," Campbell said. "It's not surprising, though, because both of them are great players."
After winning the national title at Perk, the 6-4, 349-pound Cody went on to win a NCAA national championship at Alabama where he was a consensus All-American and All-SEC player and earned the nickname, "Mount Cody."
He was taken as the 57th overall pick (second round) of the 2010 NFL Draft and can complete a championship trifecta with a Super Bowl win.
Brock, a native of Long Beach, left Perk for the University of Minnesota before transferring to Belhaven University.
In 2010, he was the first undrafted rookie free agent to make the 49ers team since 2005.
Both men have seen plenty of action on the NFL gridiron and can be expected to contribute in what will arguably be the biggest game of their lives.
Campbell said having two former players in the Super Bowl speaks highly of the program which has developed at MGCCC.
"There's tremendous talent at this level," he said of the Mississippi Junior College Athletic Association. "The talent at this level is so much greater than at any level other than the SEC."
And while he'll be hoping his former charges do well Sunday, he won't be rooting for either one's team.
"I just hope to see a good game," he said. "I try not to get emotionally invested in who wins or loses anymore."
Unless, of course, one is talking about his Bulldogs.
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