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Pacesetters and title-game starters: Utah ties to the Super Bowl

Published: Friday, Feb. 1 2013 12:47 p.m. MST

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Any time a former Cougar quarterback has been on a Super Bowl roster, his team has won. Three former BYU QBs — Jim McMahon, Steve Young and Marc Wilson — have a combined seven Super Bowl titles, with one win each as a starter for McMahon and Young.

Wilson won titles with the Raiders in Super Bowl XV and XVIII, playing only in the second win and never throwing a pass.

McMahon completed 12-of-20 passes for 256 yards and scored a pair of short touchdown runs as the Bears beat New England 46-10 in Super Bowl XX in the first Super Bowl start for a BYU quarterback. McMahon did not play when he earned his second ring with Green Bay in Super Bowl XXXI.

Young picked up a pair of titles as a backup before earning his first Super Bowl title as a starter. When San Francisco won back-to-back championships in Super Bowls XXIII and XXIV, Young completed 2-of-3 passes for 20 yards. His lone title-game start came in Super Bowl XXIX against San Diego, as he completed 24-of-36 passes for 325 yards and his Super Bowl record six touchdowns.

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