A solid group of former FCS players are knocking on the front door of Super Bowl 58 – only one win away from it opening to football’s biggest game.

Next Sunday, players on the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game and the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions in the NFC Championship Game will have a shot at advancing to the Super Bowl, Feb. 11 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

Ivy League power Harvard is the common FCS denominator, with one player on each of the four rosters.

FCS on AFC Championship Game Rosters

Sunday, Jan. 28 (3 p.m. EST, CBS)

No. 1 Seed Baltimore Ravens (14-4)


QB Josh Johnson, San Diego

LS Tyler Ott, Harvard

NT Michael Pierce, Samford

FB Patrick Ricard, Maine

CB Rock Ya-Sin, Presbyterian/Temple


OLB Malik Hamm, Lafayette

Practice Squad

DT Rayshad Nichols, Stephen F. Austin

OL Josh Wells, James Madison

RB Owen Wright, Monmouth

No. 3 Seed Kansas City Chiefs (13-6)


LB Jack Cochrane, South Dakota

DE B.J. Thompson, Stephen F. Austin

WR Justin Watson, Penn


RB Jerick McKinnon, Georgia Southern

Practice Squad

DE Truman Jones, Harvard

QB Chris Oladokun, South Dakota State

WR Montrell Washington, Samford

FCS on NFC Championship Game Rosters

Sunday, Jan. 28 (6:30 p.m. EST, Fox)

No. 1 Seed San Francisco 49ers (13-5)


DT Javon Hargrave, South Carolina State

FB Kyle Juszczyk, Harvard

S/ST George Odum, Central Arkansas


TE Ross Dwelley, San Diego

OT Nick Zakelj, Fordham

Practice Squad

DE Spencer Waege, North Dakota State

No. 3 Seed Detroit Lions (14-5)


DB Khalil Dorsey, Northern Arizona

TE Anthony Firkser, Harvard

LB James Houston, Jackson State

WR Kalif Raymond, Holy Cross

OG Colby Sorsdal, William & Mary

Practice Squad

WR Daurice Fountain, Northern Iowa

DB Craig James, Southern Illinois

WR Tom Kennedy, Bryant

OL Michael Niese, Dayton/Temple

DT Chris Smith, Harvard/Notre Dame