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Scott Eklund, AP
Seattle Seahawks' Paul McQuistan holds his twin boys Shane, left, and Shawn, 9 mos., as he poses for a family photo before an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Seattle.

Frank Sinatra so eloquently sang about the historic city more than three decades ago, and now four NFL players with Utah ties will "be a part of it" when Super Bowl XLVIII hits New York in a couple of weeks.

Sunday's NFC and AFC championship games lived up to the hype as Denver and Peyton Manning knocked out Tom Brady and New England, 26-16, in the AFC title game. In the NFC, the Seahawks found a way to rally past division rival San Francisco, winning 23-17 in Seattle.

That sets the stage for two former Utah State players, as well as a Ute and a Wildcat, to play in this year's Super Bowl, to be played Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Here's a look at the four players and how they've contributed to their teams this season:

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