Ohio State fans knew going into championship weekend in the NFL they would have a representative in Super Bowl 50.
Now they know how many (five) and that someone who wore the Scarlet and Gray will be getting a ring.
The most Ohio State-related action will come when Carolina has the ball as three Panthers are starters for the NFC champions' offense: Lineman Andrew Norwell and receivers Corey "Philly" Brown and Ted Ginn Jr.
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Either Brown or Ginn could find himself at some point working against the only Buckeye who is active for the Broncos: Bradley Roby, a key defensive back for the AFC champions.
When the Broncos have the ball, the place to watch for Ohio State fans will be the Carolina secondary, where Kurt Coleman has had a career season at safety for the Panthers.
Coleman, Ginn and Brown all had huge roles in the NFC championship game.
Coleman snagged two interceptions and made four tackles while Brown and Ginn both scored touchdowns during an early onslaught by the Carolina offense.
Roby played a key role for the Broncos, intercepting a Tom Brady pass on a two-point conversion attempt that would have tied the game in the final seconds for New England.
Ohio State is also represented on the Denver injured reserve by injured tight end Jeff Heuerman, whose rookie season was postponed by a knee injury suffered during offseason workouts.
Wide receiver DeVier Posey, who has played three seasons in the NFL with the Houston Texans, is signed to the Broncos roster on a futures contract.