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Tuesday January 29, 2013McDonald and Thompson participate in Super Bowl XLVII Media Day

Gainesville, Fla.

Former Gator football players Ray McDonald and Deonte Thompson took part in media day in preparation for Super Bowl XLVII on Tuesday.


Former Gator and current 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald doing an interview during Super Bowl XLVII media day on Tuesday.

McDonald, a third-round draft pick by the San Francisco 49ers in 2007, started all 16 games of the regular season for the 49ers and totaled 38 tackles with 2.5 sacks. In the playoffs, he has started both games and recorded 9 tackles in helping San Francisco reach the Super Bowl.


Thompson, who signed as an undrafted free agent with the Baltimore Ravens last summer, played in six games during the regular season and had 5 catches for 51 yards while also contributing on special teams. He has yet to see action during the postseason.


Florida has a former player on at least one Super Bowl roster for the 11th-straight year. With either McDonald or Thompson guaranteed to earn a Super Bowl ring, the winner will join Dallas Baker as the only two players in Florida history to win an SEC Championship, national championship and Super Bowl.


Former Gator and current Ravens wide receiver Deonte Thompson (right) at Super Bowl XLVII media day with teammate Antoine McClain (left) and Deion Sanders (center).


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