New England Patriots offensive tackle Nate Solder could become the 32nd former Colorado Buffalo player to win a Super Bowl ring if New England comes through with a victory on Sunday. As noted by Kyle Ringo of Buffzone.com, only two offensive lineman from Colorado have ever gone on to win a Super Bowl.
Solder, 23, started 13 games for New England in 2011 despite being a rookie. Drafted with the 17th overall pick in the 2011 draft by the Patriots, he ended up being named to the 2011 All-Rookie team after establishing himself on the team.
If he does get a ring on Sunday, Solder will join Matt Lepsis and Tom Ashworth as the only former Colorado offensive lineman to win a Super Bowl in the pros. Lepsis won as a rookie in 1998 with the Denver Broncos and Ashworth won consecutive rings with the Patriots in 2003 and 2004.
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