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Georgia, Alabama athletes who played in the Super Bowl

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Did you know that the Super Bowl featured a handful of players from Georgia and Alabama?

Wesley Woodyard, who plays for the Denver Broncos, can be traced back to LaGrange where he played high school football. He also played for the University of Kentucky.

Albany native Ricardo Lockette also played in last night's game. Lockette is a wide receiver and special teams player for the Seattle Seahawks.

According to al.com, there are three players from universities in Alabama at Sunday's Super Bowl, all of whom play for the Seattle Seahawks. 

They are James Carpenter (University of Alabama), Tarvaris Jackson (Alabama State University) and Jesse Williams (University of Alabama), who is on the injured reserve list.

Additonal football players from Georgia who were featured in last night's game include Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey (University of Georgia) and Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (Georgia Institute of Technology). Thomas set a new record for most receptions in a Super Bowl. He caught 13 passes against the Seahawks, beating out the previous record of 11.

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