Here’s how many Florida college players are on NFL conference championship game rosters

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So the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were eliminated from the playoffs in the divisional round, while the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars didn’t qualify for the postseason.

Not to fret, there’s still a rooting interest in Florida.

That’s because every year, there’s a good chance someone with ties to the Sunshine State will either play for or win a Super Bowl ring. It helps when the state routinely produces the most NFL players each year, according to an NFL news release.

So if you’re an alumnus or fan of any Florida college football program, there’s a chance that school is represented heading into the NFL’s championship weekend.

Here’s a look at the players from Florida colleges on the active rosters, as of Jan. 28, of the four remaining NFL playoff teams. And we’ll also note some players that cut their teeth at either a South Florida or Bradenton high school:

Cincinnati Bengals

Vernon Hargreaves III, cornerback, Florida

Trey Hendrickson, defensive end, Florida Atlantic

Fred Johnson, offensive tackle, Florida

Evan McPherson, kicker, Florida

Mitchell Wilcox, tight end, USF

Wyatt Ray, defensive, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (Boston College)

Kansas City Chiefs

Mike Hughes, cornerback, UCF

Joshua Kaindoh, defensive end, Florida State (IMG Academy)

Derrick Nnadi, defensive tackle, Florida State

Demarcus Robinson, wide receiver, Florida

Tommy Townsend, punter, Florida

Deandre Baker, cornerback, Miami Northwestern (Georgia)

Rashad Fenton, cornerback, Miami Carol City (South Carolina)

San Francisco 49ers

Azeez Al-Shaair, outside linebacker, Florida Atlantic

Travis Benjamin, wide receiver, Miami

Marcell Harris, outside linebacker, Florida

Nick Bosa, defensive end, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (Ohio State)

Los Angeles Rams

Cam Akers, running back, Florida State

Buddy Howell, running back, Florida Atlantic (Coral Gables)

Van Jefferson, wide receiver, Florida

Brandon Powell, wide receiver, Florida (Deerfield Beach)

Jalen Ramsey, cornerback, Florida State

Sony Michel, running back, Plantation American Heritage (Georgia)

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson (12) watches the scoreboard during a NFL divisional playoff football game between the Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, January 23, 2022 in Tampa, Fla.
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson (12) watches the scoreboard during a NFL divisional playoff football game between the Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, January 23, 2022 in Tampa, Fla.
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