Three former Tigers have chance to collect Super Bowl rings


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Butler has played in four games as a rookie with the Steelers in 2010.

Clemson, SC—Three former Clemson Tigers will earn Super Bowl Championship Rings if the Pittsburgh Steelers can defeat the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at the Super Bowl in Dallas, TX. The former Tigers on the Steelers roster are defensive tackle Nick Eason, cornerback Crezdon Butler and wide receiver Tyler Grisham.

Eason was a member of the 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Championship team and has a chance to become the eighth former Tiger to win more than one Super Bowl Championship Ring.

Eason, who is in his eighth year in the NFL, played in all 16 regular season games for the Steelers this year, including five as a starter. He had 16 tackles in the 16 games, including five against the Buffalo Bills. He had 1.5 sacks for the year. He is a veteran of 85 regular season games with Pittsburgh, Denver and Cleveland.

Butler has played in four games as a rookie with the Steelers in 2010. He has recorded one tackle as a cornerback and special teams player. Butler is a rookie who was a starter on Clemson’s Atlantic Division Championship team of 2009. Butler is trying to join Trevor Pryce (1997) and William Perry (1985), as the only former Tigers to win a Super Bowl Championship Ring in their rookie year.

Grisham has been on the Steelers Practice Squad all year. He played in four games last year and caught one pass.

Over the years, 22 former Tigers have combined to win 30 Super Bowl Championship rings. The list is led by Jeff Bostic, who won three rings between 1982 and 1991 with the Washington Redskins. Dwight Clark (49ers), Bennie Cunningham (Steelers), Terrence Flagler (49ers), Trevor Pryce (Broncos), Jim Stuckey (49ers) and Charlie Waters (Cowboys), all have multiple rings.


Clemson Super Bowl Champions (30 rings for 22 players)
Player    		Pos.    Year(s)  	Team
Dan Benish    		DT    	1987    	Redskins
Jeff Bostic    		C    	1982,87,91    	Redskins
Dwight Clark    	WR    	1981,84   	49ers
Bennie Cunningham   	TE    	1978,79    	Steelers
Nick Eason    		DT    	2008    	Steelers
Terrence Flagler   	RB    	1988,89   	49ers
Steve Fuller    	QB    	1985    	Bears
Chris Gardocki    	P    	2005   	 	Steelers
Andy Headen    		LB    	1986    	Giants
Tony Horne    		WR   	1999    	Rams
Terry Kinard   		FS   	1986    	Giants
Bill Mathis    		RB    	1968    	Jets
Dexter McCleon    	CB    	1999    	Rams
John McMakin   	 	TE    	1974   	 	Steelers
William Perry    	MG    	1985    	Bears
Trevor Pryce    	DT    	1997,98    	Broncos
Wayne Simmons    	LB    	1996    	Packers
Archie Reese   	 	DT   	1981    	49ers
Jim Stuckey    		DT    	1981,84    	49ers
James Trapp   		DB   	2000   	 	Ravens
Anthony Waters  	LB   	2009  	 	Saints
Charlie Waters    	S    	1971,77    	Cowboys
Note:  Years reflect regular seasons. 

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