Their stories reveal similar experiences on the road to Super Bowl
Justin Smith is one of the most important players on the San Francisco 49ers' vaunted defense, but he prefers to remain in the background. When his teammates are getting sacks, it means Smith is doing his job.
There is so much more to New England's star quarterback than his supermodel wife and 22,000-square-foot mansion.
No doubt Aaron Rodgers is all business this week as he and the Packers prepare to face Pittsburgh in the Super Bowl. But the Green Bay quarterback also knows the value of unwinding.
Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, his supporters say, has grown up. He had to. The face of the Steelers franchise stood at the precipice of losing everything this past spring.