Jan 28, 2014; Newark, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) is interviewed during Media Day for Super Bowl XLIII at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Former Florida Gators Prepare for Super Bowl, Compete in Pro Bowl

This has been a busy week for a few Gator alumni but for different reasons.

The Denver Broncos’ Andre Caldwell and Jeremy Mincey and the Seattle Seahawks’ Percy Harvin have been preparing for the Super Bowl on Sunday. Harvin, who will reportedly play a big role in the all-or-nothing game, also participated in Media Day.

The Cleveland Browns’ Joe Haden and the Miami Dolphins’ Mike Pouncey competed in the Pro Bowl this past Sunday. Since the Pro Bowl abolished the NFC vs. AFC format and began a fantasy draft for this year, Haden was selected by Team (Jerry) Rice and Pouncey by Team (Deion) Sanders. Team Rice won 22-21.

Here’s how the 34 former Gators on NFL rosters fared this week:

  • S Matt Elam (2010-2012), Baltimore Ravens: Missed postseason
  • WR Deonte Thompson (2009-2012), Baltimore Ravens: Missed postseason
  • LB Jon Bostic (2010-2012), Chicago Bears: Missed postseason
  • S Major Wright (2007-2009), Chicago Bears: Missed postseason
  • DE Carlos Dunlap (2007-2009), Cincinnati Bengals: Out of postseason after losing to San Diego in AFC wild-card game
  • S Reggie Nelson (2004-2006), Cincinnati Bengals: Out of postseason after losing to San Diego in AFC wild-card game
  • CB Joe Haden (2007-2009), Cleveland Browns: Missed postseason; 1 tackle, 1 pass defense, 1 interception for Team Rice in Pro Bowl
  • WR Andre Caldwell (2003-2007), Denver Broncos: Preparing for Super Bowl
  • LB Lerentee McCray (2008-2012), Denver Broncos: Injured reserve – ankle, did not travel to Super Bowl
  • DE Jeremy Mincey (2004-2005), Denver Broncos: Preparing for Super Bowl
  • RB Chris Rainey (2007-2011), Indianapolis Colts: Out of postseason after losing to New England in AFC divisional game
  • OT Xavier Nixon (2009-2012), Indianapolis Colts: Out of postseason after losing to New England in AFC divisional game
  • S Josh Evans (2009-2012), Jacksonville Jaguars: Missed postseason
  • DT Jaye Howard (2007-2011), Kansas City Chiefs: Out of postseason after losing to Indianapolis in AFC wild-card game
  • RB Mike Gillislee (2009-2012), Miami Dolphins: Missed postseason
  • LB Jelani Jenkins (2009-2012), Miami Dolphins: Missed postseason
  • C Mike Pouncey (2007-2010), Miami Dolphins: Missed postseason; started at C for Team Sanders in Pro Bowl
  • K Caleb Sturgis (2008-2012), Miami Dolphins: Missed postseason
  • DT Shariff Floyd (2010-2012), Minnesota Vikings: Missed postseason
  • LB Brandon Spikes (2006-2009), New England Patriots: Out of postseason after losing to Denver to AFC conference game
  • S Will Hill (2008-2010), New York Giants: Missed postseason
  • WR Louis Murphy (2005-2008), New York Giants: Missed postseason
  • DE Jermaine Cunningham (2006-2009), New York Jets: Missed postseason
  • WR David Nelson (2005-2009), New York Jets: Missed postseason
  • WR Riley Cooper (2006-2009), Philadelphia Eagles: Out of postseason after losing to New Orleans in NFC wild-card game
  • RT Marcus Gilbert (2006-2010), Pittsburgh Steelers: Missed postseason
  • C Maurkice Pouncey (2007-2009), Pittsburgh Steelers: Missed postseason
  • DT Ray McDonald (2002-2006), San Francisco 49ers: Out of postseason after losing to Seattle in NFC conference game
  • WR Percy Harvin (2006-2008), Seattle Seahawks: Preparing for Super Bowl
  • CB Janoris Jenkins (2008-2010), St. Louis Rams: Missed postseason
  • RB Jeff Demps (2008-2011), Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Missed postseason
  • QB Rex Grossman (1999-2002), Washington Redskins: Missed postseason
  • OL Maurice Hurt (2006-2010), Washington Redskins: Missed postseason
  • TE Jordan Reed (2009-2012), Washington Redskins: Missed postseason

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