BOISE, Idaho - Daryn Colledge and Korey Hall, former Boise State University players, can now add "Super Bowl Champion" to their list of football accolades as the twosome helped the Green Bay Packers to a 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV yesterday (Feb. 6) in Dallas.
Colledge (North Pole, Alaska) started at left guard for the Packers with Hall (Glenns Ferry, Idaho) also in the starting lineup at running back.
Colledge is a five-year (2006-10) starter for the Packers. He has started all 80 regular season games the past five years missing only four starts. Colledge was a second-round draft pick of the Packers in 2006 and the 47th pick overall. During his career (2002-05) at Boise State he helped the Broncos to three Western Athletic Conference (WAC) championships (2002, 2003 & 2004), an overall record of 45-7 and two post-season bowl victories.
Hall, who played linebacker at Boise State and who was the 2006 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Defensive Player of the Year, has played in 48 regular season games during his four-year (2007-10) career in Green Bay, starting 26 games. Hall was drafted by the Packers in the sixth round of 2007 NFL draft, the 191st overall pick. He made 394 career tackles at Boise State, helped the Broncos to a four-year record (2003-06) of 46-6, three WAC titles (2003, 2004 & 2006) and two post-season bowl victories including the team's 43-42 overtime win over the University of Oklahoma in the 2007 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
A former Boise State coach was also on the sidelines during the Packers' victory Sunday. John Rushing, who was a defensive graduate assistant for the Broncos in 1998 and 1999, is in his second year as the offensive quality control coach for Green Bay.
Colledge and Hall become the third and fourth former Bronco to play on a winning Super Bowl team.
Kimo Von Oelhoffen, who played at Boise State in 1992 and 1993, was the starting defensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers when they won the 2006 Super Bowl over the Seattle Seahawks, 21-10.
Markus Koch is a two-time Super Bowl champion helping the Washington Redskins to the 1988 and 1992 National Football League titles. Koch, who played at Boise State from 1982-85, helped the Redskins to the 1988 title in a 42-10 win over the Denver Broncos, and in the 1992 game he started at right defensive end in Washington's 37-24 win over the Buffalo Bills.
Two other former Broncos have also played in Super Bowls. Rolly Woolsey was a defensive back for the Dallas Cowboys when they lost the 1976 Super Bowl to the Steelers, 21-17. Quintin Mikell was a member of the 2005 Philadelphia Eagle team that lost 24-21 to the New England Patriots.
Woolsey played four years in the NFL for the Cowboys (1975), Seattle (1976), the Cleveland Browns (1977) and the St. Louis Cardinals (1978).
Mikell recently completed his eighth season (2003-10) with the Eagles. The safety has been the team's starting strong safety the past three seasons and in 2009 was selected to play in the Pro Bowl.Former Boise State assistant coach Sean Kugler was on the sidelines for the Steelers on Sunday. Kugler is in his first year as the offensive line coach for Pittsburgh. Kugler was Boise State's assistant head coach and offensive line coach in 2006 for head coach Chris Petersen. He became the Buffalo Bills' assistant offensive line coach in 2007, before becoming the team's offensive line coach from 2008 to 2009.