Former Nevada Wolf Pack quarterback Colin Kaepernick won't be the only participant in next week's Super Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens that once competed at the Wolf Pack's Mackay Stadium.
Kaepernick is the only former Wolf Pack player or coach in the game but there are six Ravens or 49ers players and seven coaches who are connected to the Super Bowl that once took part in a game at Mackay.
The players and coaches other than Kaepernick who went from Mackay Stadium to this year's Super Bowl . . .
Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers: The former Texas Tech star wide receiver caught seven passes for 158 yards in a 35-19 victory over the Pack (and Kaepernick) at Mackay Stadium on Sept. 6, 2008. One of his catches went for an 82-yard touchdown from quarterback Graham Harrell that gave Texas Tech a 28-12 lead in the fourth quarter.
Mike Iupati, San Francisco 49ers: The former Idaho guard played two games at Mackay Stadium, losing to the Wolf Pack (and Kaepernick) on Oct. 27, 2007 (37-21) and on Oct. 24, 1009 (70-45). Iupati started in both games at left guard.
Isaac Sopoaga, San Francisco 49ers: The former Hawaii defensive tackle played at Mackay Stadium on Nov. 15, 2003 and beat the Pack 24-14. Sopoaga, a 2001 Hawaii teammate of current Wolf Pack offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich, had three tackles at Mackay in 2003. Sopoaga red-shirted the 2001 season when Hawaii played at Mackay.
Clark Haggans, San Francisco 49ers: Haggans had a sack and three tackles against the Wolf Pack on Sept. 12, 1998 as Colorado State beat the Wolf Pack 26-14. Haggans, who played defensive end for Colorado State, is a reserve linebacker for the 49ers. His 33 career sacks is still the Colorado State school record.
Brad Seely, San Francisco 49ers: Seely is the 49ers' special teams coach and assistant head coach. He was the special teams coach at Pacific on Nov. 5, 1983 when the Tigers lost at Mackay Stadium 34-24.
Reggie Davis, San Francisco 49ers: Davis is now the 49ers tight ends coach. He coached two games at Mackay Stadium as the running backs coach at UNLV, losing both times to the Pack (22-14 on Sept. 17, 2005 and 27-20 on Sept. 29, 2007).
Mark Uyeyama, San Francisco 49ers: Uyeyama is the 49ers' strength and conditioning coach. He had the same title on Nov. 11, 2006 for Utah State when the Aggies lost to the Wolf Pack at Mackay Stadium, 42-0.
Ed Donatell, San Francisco 49ers: Donatell, the 49ers' secondary coach, coached three games for Idaho in the 1980s at Mackay Stadium. Donatell, then Idaho's secondary coach, lost 17-13 on Oct. 18, 1986 in the regular season and 27-7 on Nov. 29, 1986 in the Division I-AA playoffs. Idaho and Donatell then beat the Pack 32-31 in the regular season on Nov. 5, 1988.
Tim Drevno, San Francisco 49ers: Drevno is now the 49ers' offensive line coach. He coached running backs at Montana State on Sept. 14, 1996 at Mackay Stadium and lost to the Pack, 31-7.
Lardarius Webb, Baltimore Ravens: Webb is on injured reserve and won't play in the Super Bowl. But he was the starting strong safety on Sept. 15, 2007 when Nicholls State came to Mackay Stadium. The Pack (with Kaepernick on the bench behind starter Nick Graziano) won that night, 52-17, though Webb had five tackles.
Lonyae Miller, Baltimore Ravens: Miller is on the Ravens' practice squad and won't play in the Super Bowl. The former Fresno State running back, though, played twice at Mackay Stadium in his college career. He had a 72-yard touchdown run (95 yards overall) in a 49-41 Fresno State victory on Oct. 6, 2007 in what would be Kaepernick's breakout game as the Pack quarterback. Miller also ran for 55 yards and caught three passes for 24 yards in a 52-14 Wolf Pack victory at Mackay Stadium on Nov. 14, 2009.
Clarence Brooks, Baltimore Ravens: Brooks is the Ravens' defensive line coach. He was Massachusetts' defensive end coach at Mackay Stadium during a Division I-AA playoff game on Dec. 9, 1978. UMass won that day 44-21, spoiling the Pack's first-ever I-AA playoff appearance.
Wade Harman, Baltimore Ravens: Harman, now the Ravens' tight ends coach, was the running backs and wide receivers coach at Pacific in 1992 and 1994 when the Tigers of Stockton, Calif., came to Mackay Stadium. The Pack would win both games against Pacific with Harman as an assistant coach, 20-14 on Sept. 12, 1992 (the first game at Mackay Stadium when the Pack was a I-A school), and 38-26 on Oct. 8, 1994.