Toronto’s Orlando Franklin, Regina’s Jon Ryan and LaSalle’s Luke Willson are adding their names to the list of Canadians who have played in a Super Bowl.
The list from recent Super Bowls begins with quarterback Mark Rypien, who was born in Calgary and was named MVP of Super Bowl XXVI.
Eddie Murray, a kicker from Halifax, competed in Super Bowl XXVIII with the Dallas Cowboys.
Murray’s counterpart in that game was Hamilton Ontario’s Steve Christie. Christie also handled place kicking duties for the Bills the following year in Super Bowl XXVIII.
O.J. Santiago, a tight end from Whitby, Ontario, competed in Super Bowl XXXIII with the Atlanta Falcons.
In Super Bowl XLII Lennoxville, Quebec’s Tom Nutten helped Kurt Warner and the Rams capture the organization’s first championship.
J.P. Darche, a long-snapper from Montreal played in Super Bowl XL in Detroit.
Brandon Manitoba’s Israel Idonije took several snaps during Super Bowl XLI as a member of the Chicago Bears defensive line. Medicine Alberta’s Dan Federkeil (OL) was on the winning side with the Indianapolis Colts.
Offensive lineman Nick Kaczur, who is from Brantford, Ontario, started on the offensive line for the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.
Punter Mitch Berger, a Kamloops BC native, played in Super Bowl XLIII with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Two years later another Canadian kicker made it to the big game with the Steelers. Wallaceburg Ontario’s Shaun Suisham fell to the Packers in Super Bowl XLV.