Sports Briefs: Feb. 9, 2011
Published: Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 17:11
Former SMU standout and current Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders participated in Super Bowl XLV on Sunday. Sanders recorded 2 receptions for 17 yards before leaving the playing field with an apparent foot injury in the first half. Pittsburgh went on to lose the game to Green Bay 31-25. The rookie wide out finished the regular season with 28 receptions for 376 yards and two touchdowns.
Thompson earns ring
SMU alumnus and current Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson earned a Super Bowl ring after the Packers' 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Thompson was named to his position in 2005 after serving as Seattle Seahawks' vice president of football operations. At SMU, Thompson was a three-year starter at linebacker and earned Academic All-Southwest Conference honors.
Klemm receives honor
SMU offensive line coach Adrian Klemm was named the FoxSports/Scout.com Conference USA Recruiter of the Year. Klemm is responsible for landing eight out of the 28 recruits who committed to SMU last week including four star defensive end Davon Moreland. Klemm is in his second year on the Hilltop after spending seven seasons in the NFL and winning three Super Bowls as a member of the New England Patriots.
SMU junior rider Jordyn Pettersen will be competing in the second Annual Collegiate Equitation Challenge to be held at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla. Pettersen will take on he University of Georgia's Kacy Jenkins in the first round. Pettersen has been solid for the Mustangs this year, earning four MVP honors and maintaining an undefeated record (7-0).