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Iupati Super Bowl bound
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 01/31/2013
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When the San Francisco 49ers kick off against the Baltimore Ravens in Sunday's Super Bowl (3:30 p.m. PT), the University of Idaho will be represented for the 1tth time by the 12th Vandal to play in the game. Guard Mike Iupati, a household name among Vandal football followers, has been a starter for the 49ers since he was the 17th overall selection in the 2010 draft. His climb to the highest level of football is chronicled by Jerry McDonald of the San Jose Mercury News.

In making it to the Super Bowl, Iupati follows in the steps of such Vandal greats as Jerry Kramer (Super Bowls I and II), Reg Carolan (Super Bowl I), Ron Porter (Super bowls III and VIII), Eric Yarber (Super Bowl XXII), Richard Carey (Super Bowl XXV), Mark Schlereth (Super Bowls XXVI, XXXII and XXXIII), Marvin Washington (Super Bowl XXXIII), Jeff Robinson (XXXIV and XXXVI), Ryan Phillips (Super Bowl XXXV), Spencer Folou (Super Bowl XXXV) and Jake Scott (XLI).

Here is McDonald's story about Mike.

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