January 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) celebrates with tight end Jacob Tamme (84) the 26-16 victory against the New England Patriots following the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Super Bowl XLVIII: Kentucky Wildcats for Denver Broncos

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There’s no disputing that Kentucky Wildcats fans are supporting the Denver Broncos when Super Bowl XLVIII airs tonight on FOX. Three former Wildcats will be playing for the Broncos in tonight’s contest: Jacob Tamme, Danny Trevathan, and Wesley Woodyard.

The Wildcats playing for the Broncos is an added storyline for today’s game as the Seattle Seahawks roster features two players that played for the Louisville Cardinals. This is reason alone to be supporting the ex-Cats playing in tonight’s game.

The Broncos tweeted a photo last night of the three former Wildcats:

Tamme was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 2008 and would join up with former Colts teammate Peyton Manning on the Broncos, when he signed as a free agent in 2012. This is the second Super Bowl appearance for Tamme, who went to the game in early 2010 when the Colts were defeated by Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.

The Broncos signed Woodyard as an undrafted free agent in 2008. In March 2012, he was re-signed by the club to a two year contract.

Trevathan was drafted in the 6th round of the 2012 draft by the Broncos.

All three players played under retired Kentucky football coach Rich Brooks, during a successful era for the Kentucky football team.

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