WVU Players in Super Bowl History: Top 10 Performers

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5: Mike Compton, Super Bowls XXXVI and XXXVIII

Big Mike Compton was part of the New England Patriots dynasty of the early 2000s. Compton played both center and guard for the Patriots from 2001-2003, protecting Tom Brady and opening holes for a carousel of running backs.

Compton anchored the Patriots offensive line in the 2001 season. That was the year the Patriots overcame the odds to topple the “Greatest Show on Turf.” With rookie quarterback Tom Brady at the helm and a fortunate tuck ruling, the Patriots advanced to SB XXXVI.

Bill Belichick schemed up a perfect defense to thwart the  Rams high powered offense, jamming the wide receivers. Compton and the offense racked up 267 yards of offense en route to a 20-17 victory over the St. Louis Rams.

Compton was also a member of the 2003 SB XXXVIII winning team. Unfortunately, Compton was injured early in the season, put on injured reserve after the third game of the season. Still, when the Patriots edged the Panthers in SB XXXVIII, Compton won his second Super Bowl ring.