We are three days away from Super Bowl XLVIII, and it is another opportunity for some former Cats to win a championship at the next level. Linebackers Danny Trevathan and Wesley Woodyard, along with tight end Jacob Tamme, are contending for their first ever Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos. It is the first time any former Cats have been in the Super Bowl since 2008, when Jared Lorenzen won with the New York Giants. Each of these players has done their part in helping the Broncos dominate the AFC and reach the Super Bowl, the Broncos’ first appearance since they won in 1998.
No. 52- OLB Danny Trevathan:
Trevathan is only in his second year in the NFL, but he’s made himself a household name in Colorado. After his goal-line fumble early in the season, Trevathan has turned it around and become the de-facto leader for the Broncos defense. “Oh, man, when I dropped that ball I got kind of antsy,” Trevathan said. “I promised those who were laughing at me, I’m going to make them suffer. I’m going to do whatever I’ve got to do to get that off my back.” He has a total of 128 tackles on the season, 88 of which are solo tackles. Trevathan also has four forced fumbles and three interceptions. Trevathan and the Broncos will have to contain Marshawn Lynch and Percy Harvin, two of the best offensive players in the league.
No. 59- LB Wesley Woodyard:
Coming off a dominating season in 2012, Woodyard was expected to have a monster season in 2013. Woodyard has had a great season, nonetheless, with 88 combined tackles (51 solo). However, after suffering a neck injury (stinger) in November, his productivity and output has been considerably less. As the captain, he had a tremendous amount of pressure put on him to produce. He was placed on the bench and although he didn’t start, he has managed to log a couple of tackles each game. Whether he starts or not on Sunday, expect him to get some considerable playing time.
No. 84- TE Jacob Tamme:
While he is the second tight end on the depth chart, Tamme makes plays when needed. He is one of Peyton Manning’s favorite targets, going back to when they both played for the Colts. As a starter in 2012, Tamme had over 500 receiving yards and 52 receptions. This season, he has only half the receptions (20) and 184 receiving yards. But he is a consistent player and is there when the Broncos’ offense needs him.