Springfield College Has Another Super Bowl Connection This SundayFebruary 2, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Feb. 2, 2012— For the fifth time in the last six years, Springfield College will have a presence in and connection to the Super Bowl. The game, between the New England Patriots and New York Giants, takes place Sunday, Feb. 5 in Indianapolis.
Springfield College alum Dave Gettleman, now in his 24th year in the NFL and 14th year with the New York Giants - his 13th as the Giants' Director of Pro Personnel - will participate in his sixth Super Bowl. He was part of two winning Super Bowls -- with the Denver Broncos in the 1997 season and the Giants in the 2007 season.
Born in Boston, Gettleman has a bachelor's degree from Springfield College in 1972. He played on Springfield College's freshman football team as an offensive tackle.
Springfield College’s presence in previous Super Bowls --
2006 season (Super Bowl played in 2007 in Miami -- Colts over the Bears) -- Jon Torine '95 -- Colts Head Strength & Conditioning Coach; Rusty Jones '76, G'86 -- Bears Head Strength & Conditioning Coach; Jim Arthur '00 -- Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach.
2007 season (Super Bowl played in 2008 in Glendale, Ariz. -- Giants over the Patriots) -- David Gettleman '72 -- Giants Director of Pro Personnal; Steve Spagnuolo '82, Giants Defensive Co-ordinator; Mike Woicik G'80 -- Patriots Head Strength & Conditioning Coach.
2008 season (Super Bowl played in 2009 in Tampa -- Steelers over the Cardinals) -- Kevin Spencer '75 -- Cardinals' Special Teams Coach.
2009 season (Super Bowl played in 2010 in Miami -- Saints over the Colts) -- Jon Torine '95 -- Colts Head Strength & Conditioning Coach.
2010 season (no SC representation).