NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Tennessee State University had alumni playing for teams in Super Bowl I, and an alumnus is on the active roster for one of the squads for Super Bowl 50 this Sunday.
Robert Myers, and rookie for the Denver Broncos and former TSU Tiger lineman, was added to the Broncos' active roster on December 30.
In 1967, former TSU Tigers Willie Mitchell and Fletcher Smith were active players on the Kansas City Chiefs' roster when they played the Green Bay Packers. Since then, more than 20 Tigers have played in Super Bowls over the last half-century.
Myers’ name will soon be added to the list that includes Pro Football Hall of Famer Richard Dent, MVP of Super Bowl XX with the Chicago Bears; Ed “Too Tall” Jones, who appeared in three Super Bowls as a member of the Dallas Cowboys; and Claude Humphries, a 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee, who played in Super Bowl XV with the Philadelphia Eagles. More recent Super Bowl participants are Dominic Rogers-Cromatie (2014), Anthony Levine (2011), and Lamar Divens (2010).
Myers, who started in 35 games at TSU from 2010-2014, was selected in the fifth round of the 2015 draft by the Ravens. After suffering a concussion in preseason camp, he was cut. The Indianapolis Colts added Myers to their 53-man roster in September and then waived him a few days later. He returned to Baltimore’s practice squad, where he remained until the Broncos signed him.
Super Bowl 50 will be on WVLT-TV this Sunday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m. Pregame coverage starts at 1 p.m.