FCS Giants bask in Super Bowl triumph

They're Super beyond the FCS level.

A contingent of former FCS players are reveling in the New York Giants' 21-17 win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI Sunday night.

The Giants' roster includes second-year wide receiver Victor Cruz out of Massachusetts, seventh-year running back Brandon Jacobs from Southern Illinois, sixth-year offensive lineman Kevin Boothe from Cornell, fifth-year special teams standout and linebacker Zak DeOssie from Brown and third-year wide receiver Ramses Barden from Cal Poly as well as defensive end Osi Umenyiora and kicker Lawrence Tynes, who played at Troy before the program moved from Division I-AA (now FCS) to Division I-A (now FBS).

Not active for the Super Bowl were Michael Coe, a fourth-year cornerback from Alabama State who is on injured reserve, and Adrian Tracy, a rookie linebacker from William & Mary who is a member of the practice squad.

In the Giants' fourth Super Bowl win, Cruz had four receptions for 25 yards, Jacobs carried the ball nine times for 37 yards, Umenyiora was in on one tackle and Tynes kicked two field goals in the third quarter and an extra point.