(WLTX) --- It's more than 2,800 miles from Columbia to Seattle but several players with Midlands ties are a part of Seattle's championship team.
Before he starred at Tennessee, Hartsville native Tony McDaniel moved to Columbia and went on to make a bunch of stops for the Keenan Raiders. In his eighth year in the league, the Seattle defensive lineman McDaniel registered one tackle against the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Also getting his name in the boxscore with one tackle for the Seahawks was linebacker O'Brien Schofield, a Camden native who played collegiately at Wisconsin. Schofield's father was in the military and played his high school football in the Chicago area. However, he does make frequent trips to Camden as he is still has family in Kershaw County.
He didn't play high school football in the Midlands but Lemuel Jeanpierre spent four years at USC. The fourth-year center was on the field late in the game after an injury took out Seattle's starting center.
There is a Clemson connection on the Seahawk roster as Charleston native Byron Maxwell registered four tackles as the Seahawks kept Denver's high-powered offense in check. He also forced a fumble.