Vereen on Super Bowl roster

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Rookie running back Shane Vereen will be the lone Bear representing Cal in the Super Bowl this year. A native of Valencia, Calif., Vereen was drafted by the Patriots in the second round after foregoing his senior season to enter the NFL draft.

Vereen has dealt with injuries throughout the 2011-12 season, only appearing in five games. He managed to run the ball 15 times for 57 yards on the year, recording his first NFL touchdown on a four-yard run against Kansas City on Nov. 21.

Vereen is listed as inactive for the game.

A former Cal player has been on a Super Bowl roster for 11 consecutive seasons now.