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Dave Gettleman '72 Represents Springfield College in Super Bowl XLVI

Dave Gettleman Springfield, Mass. -- February 2, 2012 -- Dave Gettleman of the New York Giants front office will be representing Springfield College in this year's Super Bowl in Indianapolis this upcoming Sunday. It will be the fifth time in the last six years that SC will have had at least one alum representing SC in the Super Bowl.

This year, SC's connection is Dave Gettleman '72 -- now in his 24th year in the NFL 14th year with the New York Giants, and his 13th as the Giants' Director of Pro Personnel.

This will be Gettleman's sixth Super Bowl. He was part of two winning Super Bowls -- with the Denver Broncos in 1997 and the Giants in 2007.

Born in Boston, Gettleman owns a bachelor's degree from Springfield College in 1972. He played on SC's freshman football team as an offensive tackle.

SC's presence in previous recent Super Bowls is as follows--
-- the 2006 season (Super Bowl played in 2007 in Miami -- Colts over the Bears) -- Jon Torine '95 -- Colts Head Strength & Conditioning Coach; Rusty Jones '76, G'86 -- Bears Head Strength & Conditioning Coach; Jim Arthur '00 -- Bears Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach.

-- the 2007 season (Super Bowl played in 2008 in Glendale, Ariz. -- Giants over the Patriots) -- David Gettleman '72 -- Giants Director of Pro Personnal; Steve Spagnuolo '82, Giants Defensive Co-ordinator; Mike Woicik G'80 -- Patriots Head Strength & Conditioning Coach.

-- the 2008 season (Super Bowl played in 2009 in Tampa -- Steelers over the Cardinals) -- Kevin Spencer '75 -- Cardinals' Special Teams Coach.

-- the 2009 season (Super Bowl played in 2010 in Miami -- Saints over the Colts) -- Jon Torine '95 -- Colts Head Strength & Conditioning Coach.

-- the 2010 season (no SC representation).

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