Three Canadians to play in Super Bowl XLVIII

Published On January 20, 2014 | By HN Staff | Sports
By: Hugh Smith
Toronto-raised Offensive Lineman Orlando Franklin will be one of three Canadians to play in Super Bowl XLVIII

Toronto-raised Offensive Lineman Orlando Franklin will be one of three Canadians to play in Super Bowl XLVIII. Photo Courtesy: Jeffrey Beall

Super Bowl XLVIII will make history.

This year’s NFL championship will feature an unprecedented three Canadians, with Toronto’s Orlando Franklin suiting up for the Denver Broncos, and Regina’s Jon Ryan and Lasalle, Ont.’s Luke Willson playing for the Seattle Seahawks.

While rare, Canadians in the Super Bowl are not a new occurence. Twelve Canadians have suited up in the big game over the years, with seven of them capturing the title. Below are the Canadians who have made their presence felt in the battle for the NFL’s top prize.

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