4 players with local ties to the state of Utah will play in Sunday's Super Bowl
Ed Andrieski, AP
Players with Utah ties will be well-represented during the Super Bowl on Sunday. This year's game pits the Seattle Seahawks against the Denver Broncos and kicks off at 4:25 p.m. MST. The game will be televised on Fox.
Former Aggies will perhaps be the most prominent — with both linebacker Bobby Wagner and running back Robert Turbin playing key roles for the Seahawks.
Wagner (6 foot, 241 pounds) is a second-year player and starts at middle linebacker for what many consider the NFL's best defense. He also leads the team in tackles with 120, while adding five sacks and two interceptions.
Turbin (5 foot 10, 222 pounds) backs up star running back Marshawn Lynch and may see some quality touches Sunday in that role. Like Wagner, Turbin is in his second year. He has rushed for 238 yards on 71 carries and caught six passes for 80 yards.
Playing a prominent role for the Denver Broncos is former Utah Ute Zane Beadles. Beadles (6 foot 4, 305 pounds) is in his fourth season and starts at left guard, where he's considered one of the team's most consistent and productive linemen.
Weber State will be represented by Paul McQuistan (6 foot 6, 315 pounds), who is listed as Seattle's backup left guard. McQuistan began the year as the team's starting left tackle, in place of the then injured Russell Okung, and has also started games at left guard.
- U. cornerback Hatfield arrested for...
- Class of 2015: Utah high school athletes with...
- Christian Stewart writes final chapter on...
- Mendenhall's coaching tenure at BYU: A decade...
- High school sports: Nearly 650 athletes...
- Jazz in talks with German center Pleiss,...
- Utah Jazz bolster coaching staff on first day...
- Ranking the best free agents in the NBA
- U. cornerback Hatfield arrested for... 61
- Morning links: Fox Sports discusses why... 56
- Amy Donaldson: Former BYU QB Jake... 50
- Morning links: New BYU commit's late... 31
- Dick Harmon: BYU's retired AD Glen... 27
- Morning links: Damian Lillard, Paul... 24
- Mendenhall's coaching tenure at BYU: A... 23
- Jazz not expected to be a major player... 13