LOOK: Ole Miss Rebels in the Super Bowl, through the years

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The Super Bowl has been played 58 times in NFL history.

Ole Miss Rebels (36, to be exact) have appeared in 23 of them.

The Rebels don’t have a representative in Super Bowl LVIII — which, on Sunday, pits the Kansas City Chiefs against the San Francisco 49ers. Kickoff on Sunday is 5:30 p.m. CT on CBS.

But Ole Miss hasn’t been forgotten during what is annually football’s biggest week. Legendary Rebel quarterback Eli Manning, the only Rebel to win a Super Bowl MVP (twice!), served as one of the coaches in the Pro Bowl Games. Patrick Willis, on Thursday, became just the third Rebel inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Rebels have shown up in each of the last three Super Bowls. AJ Brown, arguably the greatest wide receiver in Ole Miss history, starred for the Philadelphia Eagles last season. Fan favorite Mike Hilton started for the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI. Hilton, a defensive back, was a Chucky Mullins Award winner as a Rebel.

Six Rebels appeared in two Super Bowls: Allen Brown, Andrew Townsend, Willie Green, Nate Wayne, Manning and Brandon Bolden. Willis went with the 49ers in their last trip, back in Super Bowl XLVII. Bolden (3) has the most of all Rebels.

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Feb 3, 2008; Glendale, AZ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (center) holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy as he stands next to head coach Tom Coughlin (right) and Terry Bradshaw during Super Bowl XLII at the University of Phoenix Stadium. The New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

OLE MISS REBELS IN THE SUPER BOWL

TE Allen Brown | Green Bay Packers | SBI and SBIII
LB Larry Grantham | New York Jets | SBIII
DT Jim Dunaway | Miami Dolphins | SBVII
QB Norris Weese | Denver Broncos | SBXII
RB Paul Hofer | San Francisco 49ers | SBXVI
P Jim Miller | San Francisco 49ers | SBXVI
DB Barry Wilburn | Washington Commanders | SBXXII
DT Andrew Townsend | Denver Broncos | SBXXII
TE Wesley Walls | San Francisco 49ers | SBXXIV
DT Andrew Townsend | Denver Broncos | SBXXIV
DB Alundis Brice | Dallas Cowboys | SBXXX
WR Willie Green | Denver Broncos | SBXXXII
WR Willie Green | Denver Broncos | SBXXXIII
LB Nate Wayne | Denver Broncos | SBXXXIII
TE Kris Mangum | Carolina Panthers | SBXXXVIII
OL Tutan Reyes | Carolina Panthers | SBXXXVIII
DE Derrick Burgess | Philadelphia Eagles | SBXXXIX
LB Nate Wayne | Philadelphia Eagles | SBXXXIX
OL Chris Spencer | Seattle Seahawks | SBXL
OL Terrence Metcalf | Chicago Bears | SBXLI
QB Eli Manning | New York Giants | SBXLII
WR Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | SBXLV
QB Eli Manning | New York Giants | SBXLVI
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis | New England Patriots | SBXLVI
OL Michael Other | Baltimore Ravens | SBXLVII
LB Patrick Willis | San Francisco 49ers | SBXLVII
RB Brandon Bolden | New England Patriots | SBXLIX
RB Brandon Bolden | New England Patriots | SBLI
DB Mike Hilton | Cincinnati Bengals | SBLVI
WR A.J. Brown | Philadelphia Eagles | SBLVII

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Feb 3, 2008; Glendale, AZ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (center) holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy as he stands next to head coach Tom Coughlin (right) and Terry Bradshaw (left) after defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII at the University of Phoenix Stadium. The New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Jason Parkhurst-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 6, 2011; Arlington, TX, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace (17) steps into the endzone for a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers during the second half of Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 5, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New England Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (42) runs with the ball during Super Bowl XLVI against the New York Giants at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 5, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) celebrates after Super Bowl XLVI against the New England Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Giants defeated the Patriots 21-17. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 5, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after Super Bowl XLVI against the New England Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (30) runs the ball against San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Patrick Willis (52) during the second quarter in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens players including Michael Oher (74) and Joe Flacco (5) celebrate after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 1, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (right) celebrates with running back Brandon Bolden after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New England running back Brandon Bolden (38) celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy on the ESPN set with Steve Young after beating the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 13, 2022; Inglewood, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) catches a touchdown pass over Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mike Hilton (21) during the first quarter in Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 13, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) embraces Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mike Hilton (21) after the Rams defeated the Bengals in Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 6, 2023; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) speaks with media during Super Bowl Opening Night at Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 12, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, US; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) makes a catch for a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter of Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 12, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, US; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) makes a catch for a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter of Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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