Trinity Athletics

February 2, 2009

Former Tiger Catches a Pass in Super Bowl


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 game.

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 half.

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 game. 

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

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