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NFC And AFC Championship Games Represented Well By Ohio Colleges

As a Wake Forest graduate, I naturally follow those players from my school who made their way into the NFL. And there is something even more exciting about seeing former players like Aaron Curry and Calvin Pace making plays in the playoffs.

That said, I thought it would be interesting to see how many players from schools in Ohio are on active rosters still in the playoffs. And boy, were there more than I thought.

See the full list after the jump...

New York Jets:
Vernon Gholston, DE, Ohio State
Ben Hartsock, TE, Ohio State
Santonio Holmes, WR, Ohio State
Nick Mangold, C, Ohio State
Jason Taylor, LB, Akron

Pittsburgh Steelers:
Will Allen, S, Ohio State
James Harrison, LB, Kent State
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Miami (OH)
Shaun Suisham, K, Bowling Green

Chicago Bears:
Chester Taylor, RB, Toledo

Green Bay Packers:
Diyral Briggs, LB, Bowling Green
Tom Crabtree, TE, Miami (OH)
Ryan Pickett, DE, Ohio State
A.J. Hawk, LB, Ohio State
Brandon Underwood, CB, Cincinnati
Matt Wilhelm, LB, Ohio State

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.