Jets' connections to Super Bowl XLVII

January, 22, 2013
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In less than two weeks, the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers will meet in Super Bowl XLVII.

Here are some connections the New York Jets will have to the game.

NINERS CONNECTIONS

• Niners center Jonathan Goodwin played for the Jets from 2002-05.

• Niners defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and offensive coordinator Greg Roman were both on the Ravens staff at the same time as Jets head coach Rex Ryan and (soon-to-be) defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman.

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George Bridges/Getty ImagesNiners center Jonathan Goodwin started his NFL career with the Jets.
• Niners secondary coach Ed Donatell served as the Jets secondary coach from 1990-94 and was a special assistant on the 2007 staff.

• Brad Seely, the 49ers assistant head coach/special teams coordinator, served as the Jets' special teams coach in 1994.

• Niners senior offensive assistant Paul Wulff played on the offensive line for the Jets in 1990.

• Niners quarterback Alex Smith and Jets defensive tackle Sione Po'uha were teammates at Utah.

• Niners defensive tackle Ray McDonald and Jets quarterback Tim Tebow played together at Florida.

• Niners defensive tackle Ricky Jean-Francois and Jets safety LaRon Landry were teammates at LSU.

• Niners receiver A.J. Jenkins and Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland played together at Illinois.

• Jets running back coach Anthony Lynn played for the Niners from 1995-96.

• Jets tight end Konrad Reuland was on the Niners practice squad in 2011.

• Jets free agent wide receiver Braylon Edwards played for the Niners in 2011.

• New Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg served as the Niners' offensive coordinator/quarterbacks from coach 1997-2000.

• Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes and center Nick Mangold played with Niners safety Donte Whitner, receiver Ted Ginn Jr. and guard/tackle Alex Boone at Ohio State.

• Jets offensive lineman D'Brickashaw Ferguson was teammates with Niners linebacker Ahmad Brooks at Virginia.

• Jets linebacker David Harris and Niners receiver Mario Manningham played together at Michigan.

RAVENS CONNECTIONS

• Ryan and Thurman both coached on the Ravens' staff.

• Jets linebacker Bart Scott played for the Ravens from 2002-08.

• Ravens safety James Ihedigbo played for the Jets from 2007-10.

• Ravens safety Emanuel Cook played from the Jets from 2010-11.

• Ravens wide receivers coach Jim Hostler served as the Jets' quarterbacks/wide receivers coach from 2003-04.

• Ravens scout Lonnie Young started out with the Jets in 2002.

• Ravens rookie running back Bernard Pierce and Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson were teammates at Temple.

• Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw and Jets quarterback Greg McElroy played together at Alabama.

• Jets running back Bilal Powell and Ravens running back Anthony Allen played together at Louisville. Allen transferred to Georgia Tech, where he played with Jets receiver Stephen Hill.

• Jets rookie safety Antonio Allen and Cook were teammates at South Carolina.

• Jets rookie defensive lineman Quinton Coples and Ravens linebacker Michael McAdoo were teammates at North Carolina.

• Jets free agent running back Shonn Greene and Ravens offensive lineman Marshal Yanda played together at Iowa.

• Jets rookie linebacker Demario Davis and Ravens defensive tackle Bryan Hall were teammates at Arkansas State.

• Tebow and Ravens wide receiver Deonte Thompson played together at Florida.

Matt Ehalt

ESPN New York contributor

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