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Repping the 808 in the Super Bowl

This past Sunday, former University of Hawaii receiver Marcus Kemp became the latest NFL player with Hawaii ties to earn a Super Bowl championship ring, as the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers. We thought we’d test your knowledge of Hawaii players in the Super Bowl. Take this seven-question pop quiz to see how well you do. Fair warning: A few of these are pretty tough, but winning isn’t supposed to be easy!


1. Hawaii’s Jesse Sapolu is one of only six San Francisco 49er to own four Super Bowl championship rings. Name the four teams the 49ers beat in these Super Bowls:

2. Name the former UH offensive lineman who won three Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots.

3. Name the former Rainbow Warrior receiver who caught the game-clinching TD for the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XII.

4. Placekicker Roy Gerela won three Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers. What Hawaii high school did he attend?

5. Who was the first person to attend both a Hawaii high school and the University of Hawaii to play in a Super Bowl?

6. Former UH lineman Mark Tuinei won three Super Bowl championships with the Dallas Cowboys. He finished tied with two other Cowboy greats for most seasons with the team (15). Name at least one of the other two players.

7. UH kicking great Jason Elam booted a 51-yard FG and four extra points to help Denver win Super Bowl XXXII. What team did the Broncos beat?



1. Sapolu and the 49ers defeated the Miami Dolphins (Super Bowl XIX), Cincinnati Bengals (XXIII), Denver Broncos (XXIV) and San Diego Chargers (XXIX).

2. Adrian Klemm, who played for UH from 1996 to ’99, helped the Patriots to win Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII and XXXIX.

3. Golden Richards snared a 29-yard pass from Cowboys fullback Robert Newhouse in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XII. The Cowboys beat the Denver Broncos, 27-10.

4. Gerela played for Kalani High School, where he was a teammate of current Saint Louis Crusader head coach Cal Lee.

5. Defensive back Jeris White, who starred at Radford High School and the University of Hawaii, played in Super Bowl XVII with the Washington Redskins. White was a starting cornerback for Washington, helping the Redskins prevail over the Miami Dolphins, 27-17.

6. Like Tuinei, defensive end Ed “Too Tall” Jones and safety Bill Bates each played 15 seasons in Dallas.

7. Elam and the Broncos beat the Green Bay Packers, 31-24.

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