The last UND player to appear on a Super Bowl roster prior to Kuper was also a Denver Bronco. Former guard Monte Smith (1985-88) was a ninth-round draft pick by the Broncos in 1989 and played on the 1990 team that lost to San Francisco in Super Bowl XXIV.
Kuper has only appeared in four games this season for the Broncos as he continues to battle back from nagging injuries that have forced him to miss 21 regular season games over the last two seasons.
Kuper has made 79 career starts (68 left guard and 11 right guard) for the Broncos after the organization drafted him in the fifth round, No. 161 overall in the 2006 NFL Draft. Kuper was a 2012 Pro Bowl Alternate despite plalying in just seven games.
During his playing days at UND, Kuper earned back-to-back Associated Press All-America honors as a junior and senior and the Anchorage, Alaska native started 29 career games.
UND In The Super Bowl
|Dave Osborn (Minnesota Vikings)||1970 (IV)||Kansas City Chiefs||L, 23-7|
|1974 (VIII)||Miami Dolphins||L, 24-7|
|1975 (IX)||Pittsburgh Steelers||L, 16-6|
|Errol Mann (Oakland Raiders)||1977 (XI)||Minnesota Vikings||W, 32-14|
|Jim LeClair (Cincinnati Bengals)||1982 (XVI)||San Francisco 49ers||L, 26-21|
|Monte Smith (Denver Broncos)||1990 (XXIV)||San Francisco 49ers||L, 55-10|
|Chris Kuper (Denver Broncos)||2014 (XLVIII)||Seattle Seahawks||TBD|
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