Super Bowl XLVII Player Factoids

In just two days, the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens will meet in Super Bowl XLVII. Us EZlocalers are pretty excited. Most of us love football and all of us are data nerds. We gathered some info about the two 53 man rosters and came up with a list of Super Bowl XLVII 2013 player factoids. As always, we had a little fun with maps.

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Geographical Factoids

Florida is the most common state of birth, claiming 16 players. Texas claims 12 and California comes in third with 9.

  • Florida: Terrence Cody, Josh Bynes, Ray McDonald, Deonte Thompson, Anquan Boldin, Anthony Allen, A.J. Jenkins, Ricky Jean Francois, Albert McClellan, Tavares Gooden, Ray Lewis, Frank Gore, Pernell McPhee, Ian Williams, Joe Looney, Cary Williams,
  • Texas: Bobbie Williams, Kelechi Osemele, Chris Johnson, Perrish Cox, LaMichael James, Adrian Hamilton, Leonard Davis, Chykie Brown, Justin Tucker, Tony Jerod-Eddie, Michael Crabtree, Darcel McBath
  • California: Dennis Pitta, Asa Jackson, Delanie Walker, Jimmy Smith, Clark Haggans, Larry Grant, Haloti Ngata, Ed Dickson, Dashon Goldson

The most represented alma maters are:

  • 5 players from Miami (FL) (Ed Reed, Frank Gore, Ray Lewis, Tavares Gooden, Bryant McKinnie)
  • 4 players from Texas (Justin Tucker, Chykie Brown, Tarell Brown, Leonard Davis)
  • 4 players from Utah (David Reed, Alex Smith, Paul Kruger, Ma’ake Kemoeatu)
  • 4 players from Oregon (LaMichael James, Ed Dickson, Will Tukuafu, Haloti Ngata)
  • 4 players from Ohio State (Ted Ginn Jr., Donte Whitner, Larry Grant, Alex Boone)
  • 4 players from Marshall (Omar Brown, C.J. Spillman, Randy Moss, Albert McClellan)

11 players were born in state capitals:

  • Will Tukuafu (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • Jonathan Goodwin (Columbia, SC)
  • Billy Bajema (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • Anthony Dixon (Jackson, MS)
  • Justin Smith (Jefferson City, MO)
  • Matt Birk (Saint Paul, MN)
  • Tandon Doss (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Jewel Hampton (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Asa Jackson (Sacramento, CA)
  • Chad Hall (Atlanta, GA)
  • Michael Wilhoite (Topeka, KS)

The small town of Pahokee, FL has a population of only 5,712, but two players hail from that town: the Raven’s Aquan Boldin and the 49ers Ray McDonald. It looks like the entire Palm Beach County area is well represented.

Four of the 106 rostered players were not born in the United States:

  • Ma'ake Kemoeatu (Pule'anga Fakatu'i'o, Tonga)
  • Mike Iupati (American Samoa)
  • Isaac Sopoaga (Pago Pago, American Samoa)
  • Ramon Harewood (Saint Michael, Barbados)

An additional 2 players were not born in any of the 50 States:

  • Vernon Davis (Washington, DC)
  • Cam Johnson (Washington, DC)


Age Factoids

On average, the Ravens are a slightly older than the 49ers.

The average age of the San Francisco 49ers is:  27.53
The average age of the Baltimore Ravens is:  27.70

The oldest player on the San Francisco 49ers is:  David Akers (Age 38 years, 1 month, 25 days)
The oldest player on the Baltimore Ravens is:  Ray Lewis (Age 37 years, 8 months, 19 days)

The youngest player on the San Francisco 49ers is:  Joe Looney (Age 22 years, 5 months, 3 days)
The youngest player on the Baltimore Ravens is:  Bernard Pierce (Age 22 years, 8 months, 10 days)

The player poised to have the worst birthday if his team loses is Ravens offensive guard Ramon Harewood, whose birthday is on February 3rd, the day of the Super Bowl. However, if the 49ers lose, Randy Moss’s 36th birthday on February 13th may not be quite as sweet.

Shared birthdays:
  • January 10th: Perrish Cox (1987), Ma'ake Kemoeatu (1979), Clark Haggans (1977)
  • February 16th: Trenton Robinson (1990), Larry Grant (1985)
  • April 12th: Ted Ginn Jr. (1985), DeAngelo Tyson (1989)
  • May 28th: Michael Oher (1986), NaVorro Bowman (1988)
  • July 25th: Corey Graham (1985), Ed Dickson (1987)
  • August 6th: Omar Brown (1988), Bruce Miller (1987), Anthony Allen (1988)
  • August 31st: Ian Williams (1989), Joe Looney (1990)
  • September 4th: Scott Tolzien (1987), Isaac Sopoaga (1981)
  • September 25th: Bobbie Williams (1976), Chris Johnson (1979), Aldon Smith (1989)
  • October 11th: Anthony Davis (1989), Terrell Suggs (1982)
  • October 28th: Darcel McBath (1985), Sean Considine (1981)
  • November 29th: Adrian Hamilton (1987), Dannell Ellerbe (1985)
  • December 2nd: Jonathan Goodwin (1978), Asa Jackson (1989)
  • December 23rd: Bernard Pollard (1984), Jewel Hampton (1989)

Note: Omar Brown and Anthony Allen were born on the exact same day: August 6, 1988.


Height and Weight Factoids

On average, the Ravens are both taller and heavier than the 49ers.

The average height of the San Francisco 49ers is:  73.68 inches tall (6’1.68”)
The average height of the Baltimore Ravens is:  73.94 inches tall (6’1.94”)

The tallest player on the San Francisco 49ers is:  Alex Boone (6’8”)
The tallest player on the Baltimore Ravens is:  Bryant McKinnie (6’8”)

The shortest player on the San Francisco 49ers is:  Chad Hall (5’8”)
The shortest player on the Baltimore Ravens is:  Ray Rice (5’8”)

The average weight of the San Francisco 49ers is:  245.02 pounds
The average weight of the Baltimore Ravens is:  251.57 pounds

The heaviest player on the San Francisco 49ers is:  Leonard Davis (350 pounds)
The heaviest player on the Baltimore Ravens is:  Ma’ake Kemoeatu (364 pounds)

The lightest players on the San Francisco 49ers are:  Andy Lee and Ted Ginn Jr. (180 pounds)
The lightest player on the Baltimore Ravens is:  Justin Tucker (180 pounds)