CHARLOTTE, N.C. -
Former University of Connecticut cornerback Robert McClain is headed to Super Bowl 50 and he and his Carolina Panthers teammates defeated the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night in the NFC Championship game by a 49-15 score.
McClain led the Panthers with five solo tackles on Sunday and had six total tackles in the game.
Carolina will play the AFC Champion Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 on February 7 on CBS Sports at 6:30 p.m. from Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco.
McClain is in his sixth NFL season and played for Carolina in 2010 before returning to the team in December 2015. He played in three regular season game for the Panthers this season and had eight tackles in the Divisional playoff win vs. the Seahawks on Jan. 17.
McClain played in 46 games for UConn from 2006-09 and had 129 career tackles and ten interceptions. He was a second team All-Big East pick as a senior.
UConn’s Super Bowl history includes:
• Former Husky All-American running back Donald Brown became the third UConn alumnus to play in the Super Bowl in February of 2010 when the rookie helped the Indianapolis Colts win the AFC championship.
• In addition, former Husky quarterback Tyler Lorenzen was on the practice squad for the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints that year.
• Brian Kozlowski became the second Husky to play in a Super Bowl with the Atlanta Falcons in January of 1999. Kozlowski was the starting fullback for the AFC Champions.
• Nick Giaquinto, who played at UConn from 1975-76, participated in two Super Bowls with the Washington Redskins. He played in Super Bowl XVII in 1982 which the Redskins won and Super Bowl XVIII.
• In the Super Bowl in February of 2011, Donald Thomas was on the New England Patriots active roster but did not dress for the game and Williams Beatty was on the New York Giants roster but was not active because of an injury.