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4 players with local ties to the state of Utah will play in Sunday's Super Bowl

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 1 2015 6:53 p.m. MDT

Denver Broncos guard Zane Beadles speaks during a news conference at the Denver Broncos NFL football training facility in Englewood, Colo., on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. The Broncos are scheduled to play the New England Patriots for the AFC Championship on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) (Ed Andrieski, AP) Denver Broncos guard Zane Beadles speaks during a news conference at the Denver Broncos NFL football training facility in Englewood, Colo., on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. The Broncos are scheduled to play the New England Patriots for the AFC Championship on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) (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.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll hugs Bobby Wagner (54) before the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)  (Matt Slocum, AP) Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll hugs Bobby Wagner (54) before the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) (Matt Slocum, AP)

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.

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