San Antonio –
Former Trinity Tiger football and track & field star Jerheme Urban
played in the Super Bowl yesterday in Tampa, Florida.
Urban, who is in his second
season with the National Football League's Arizona Cardinals, caught one
pass for 18 yards during a second half touchdown drive. He caught 34
passes for 448 yards and four touchdowns during the regular season.
The Cardinals scored late in the
game to take the lead, erasing a 13-point deficit. Should they
have won, it would have been the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history.
Instead, Pittsburgh was able to
drive and score with 35 seconds left to win the game, denying Urban and
the Cardinals their first NFL Championship since 1947.
It was Urban's second team
to advance to the Super Bowl, as he played with the Seattle Seahawks
during the 2005 season. Urban was injured that season, though,
making this the first Super Bowl in which he will play. It is
believed to be the first time a former Trinity athlete will play in the
Last week in the NFC
Championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Urban had one catch
for 18 yards in Arizona's 32-25 win. Urban's catch, on
third-and-fifteen, helped set up a field goal at the end of the first
Urban, an All-American who
played from 1999-2002, set records as both a receiver and a kick
returner for the Tigers, helping the 2002 team advance to the Division
III National Championship - the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl. Trinity
lost to perennial Division III powerhouse Mount Union College in that
In track & field, Urban became
the first athlete in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC)
history to win the SCAC Athlete of the Year award four times. In
addition to that, he set numerous Trinity and SCAC records in track &
field, many of which still stand today.
Jerheme Urban (above
and below) still holds single season and career football records at
Trinity, in addition to holding six track & field records