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Five Michigan Wolverines will play on NFL championship weekend

UM alums dot the field in NFC, AFC title games.

Divisional Round - Houston Texans v New England Patriots Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

College football is definitely over, unless you enjoy watching all-star games designed to improve NFL Draft stock.

But fear not, the NFL still has two championship games this weekend followed by the Super Bowl. Even better, both of this weekend’s games will include multiple Michigan Wolverines on the roster.

They are: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (of course) and defensive tackle Alan Branch, Green Bay Packers linebacker Jake Ryan and fullback Joe Kerridge, and Pittsburgh Steelers running back Fitzgerald Toussaint.

Here’s a handy graphic to help you remember:

Unless the Falcons win it all, at least one former Michigan player will earn a Super Bowl ring, and as many as four could play on Super Sunday. That’s a lot of #ProBlue.