Feb. 4, 2013
NEW ORLEANS, La.- After a strong first half start and 34-minute power outage, PK Justin Tucker, CB Chykie Brown and the Baltimore Ravens were named NFL Super Bowl XLVII Champions after a 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers at the Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday. Tucker and Brown faced off against fellow former Longhorns and current 49ers, CB Tarell Brown and G Leonard Davis. It was the first Super Bowl for any of the players.
Tucker drilled two field goals in the fourth quarter to help solidify the victory. He kicked a 19-yard field goal to end a 12 play, 71-yard drive with 12:54 left in the game, and he nailed a 38-yard field goal to extend the Ravens lead to 34-29 with 4:19 remaining.
Tucker went 4-for-4 on PATs giving him 10 points in the contest. That is the most points scored in the Super Bowl by a Longhorn eclipsing the previous mark of seven points set by Raul Allegre in Super Bowl XXI.
Additionally, Tucker had one rush for eight yards. On a fourth-and-nine in the second quarter, Tucker took a direct snap on a fake field goal attempt and rushed around the left end and out-of-bounds just shy of the first down marker.
Chykie Brown did not record any statistics.
CB Tarell Brown recorded three tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Ravens QB Joe Flacco passed short to RB Ray Rice who only gained one yard before being tackled by Brown. Brown punched the ball out of Rice’s hands to force a fumble and jumped on the ball to give the 49ers possession, which lead to a field goal in the third quarter.
G Leonard Davis helped the 49ers offense gain 468 total yards (182 rushing/286 passing).
The four Longhorns on active Super Bowl rosters is the most among Big 12 programs and the second-most of any school. Miami and Oregon each have five players represented, while Ohio State and Marshall have four each.
It marks the eighth straight year at least one former Longhorn has reached the Super Bowl. The last time Texas had four active players on Super Bowl rosters was in 2009. NT Casey Hampton, OT Tony Hills and WR Limas Sweed played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and C Lyle Sendlein played for the Arizona Cardinals in the Steelers 27-23 win in Super Bowl XLIII.
With this group, Texas now has 49 different players who have been members of 40 different Super Bowl teams.