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Georgia Tech’s 16 Super Bowl champions

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Denver Broncos Demaryius Thomas (88) celebrates as the clock winds down in the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos defeated the Panthers 24-10. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas celebrates his team’s victory in Super Bowl 50 Sunday night in Santa Clara, Calif.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Denver Broncos and former Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Demarius Thomas and Vance Walker became the 15th and 16th former Tech players to win a Super Bowl as players.

The company they join:

Anthony Allen, RB, Baltimore, 2013 – Played all 16 regular-season games, had key special-teams role in Super Bowl

Morgan Burnett, S, Green Bay 2011 – Started four games in rookie year before ACL tear ended season

Anthony Hargrove, DT, New Orleans, 2010 – Started six regular-season games, had three tackles in Super Bowl, was later found to have participated in Saints’ bounty program, which he denied

Chris Reis, S, New Orleans, 2010 – special teamer made one of biggest plays in Super Bowl history, recovering onside kick to start second half

Keyaron Fox, LB, Pittsburgh, 2009 – Backup, played 13 games in regular season, played special teams in Super Bowl

James Butler, SS, New York Giants, 2008 –12 starts in regular season, started in Super Bowl, shared team high with 11 tackles

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07:  Chris Reis #39 of the New Orleans Saints fight for the ball against Hank Baskett #81 of the Indianapolis Colts after a onside kick to start the second half with during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Former Georgia Tech safety Chris Reis turned the tide of Super Bowl 44 with his recovery of an onside kick to open the second half of the New Orleans Saints’ 31-17 win over Indianapolis. He was later good enough to give me an interview for a story. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Michael Matthews, TE, New York Giants, 2008 – Started in Super Bowl, six starts in regular season, helped Giants upset undefeated Patriots

Gerris Wilkinson, LB, New York Giants, 2008 – Backup, played 13 regular-season games, made one tackle in Super Bowl

Gary L. Brown, OT, Green Bay, 1997 – Started five regular-season games that season, played four NFL seasons

Dorsey Levens, RB, Green Bay, 1997 – Backup, led Packers with 61 rushing yards in Super Bowl, went to Pro Bowl following year

Billy Shields, OT, San Francisco, 1985 – Backup, played 10 regular-season games, starting one, at end of 142-game career

Don Bessillieu, DB, L.A. Raiders, 1984 – Backup, played four regular-season games

Billy Lothridge, P, Miami, 1973 – All-time great Tech quarterback punted four times in regular season for NFL’s only perfect team

Bill Curry, C, Baltimore Colts, 1971 – Tech’s only two-time Super Bowl winner snapped to Johnny Unitas in redemptive win after Super Bowl III loss to Jets

Bill Curry, C, Green Bay, 1967 – Starter in second season, snapped first scrimmage play in Super Bowl histor

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