Washington & Jefferson College counts Super Bowl connections

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While it can't count Steelers players among its graduates, Washington & Jefferson College still has a number of connections to the Super Bowl.

W&J sent out a news release highlighting seven of them in honor of Pittsburgh's drive for its seventh Super Bowl title.

Here's W&J's list, in the words of its news release:

-- 1981 W&J graduate and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will present the Lombardi Trophy to the champion.

-- Joe Philbin, 1984 W&J graduate, is offensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers.

-- Dan Rooney Jr. is a Steeler scout and a 1986 W&J graduate.

-- Dan Rooney, current chairman emeritus of the Steelers (former owner and son of Steeler founder Art Rooney), was the recipient of the 2008 W&J Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

-- Mr. Rooney has three nephews who are W&J graduates: Tom Rooney, a 1993 graduate and a congressman in Florida; Sean Rooney, 1985 graduate; and Mike Rooney, a 1990 graduate and son of Art Rooney, Jr.

-- Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl is a 2003 W&J graduate. He turns 31 years old on Super Bowl Sunday. In 2006, at the age of 26, he became the youngest mayor in the city's history.

-- Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers, a former defensive coordinator with the Steelers, played linebacker and defensive tackle at Mt. Union College, a rival of W&J's in Division III football.


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