While the Denver Broncos are not in this year's game, Super Bowl 45 will have two players who played their college ball in the state of Colorado.
The Green Bay Packers' kicker, Mason Crosby, is a four-year veteran of the NFL, having been drafted in the sixth round of the 2007 draft. Crosby has made 78.1 percent (107-of-137) of his field goals and has missed only one extra point attempt in 189 tries.
Though on injured reserve, former Buffs linebacker Brad Jones is also a Packer. Jones injured his right shoulder and was placed on IR following the week 7 game against the Minnesota Vikings.
For the Pittsburgh Steelers, defensive end Aaron Smith, a Colorado Springs native, represents Northern Colorado. The 12-year veteran was drafted out of UNC by the Steelers in the fourth round of the 1999 draft. He has been with the team ever since, playing in both Super Bowl XL and Super Bowl XLIII. He made the Pro Bowl in 2004.
His status for the Super Bowl is still undetermined. He suffered a ruptured left triceps earlier in the season, playing in only six games. He, however, was not placed on IR.
[UPDATE] Smith has been declared out for the Super Bowl.