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Former Mustang Barden hopes to leave Super Bowl with a ring

Former Cal Poly star Ramses Barden is enjoying his time in Indianapolis as he prepares for his first career Super Bowl. Barden, a third-year wide receiver on the New York Giants, and his teammates participated in media day in Lucas Oil Stadium on Tuesday.

After hauling in 9 catches for 94 yards in eight games this season, the former Mustang has not played in the Giants’ last four games.

Barden told ESPN New York he is living his dream and his lifelong goal is within reach. “We get to play for that ring. We get to play for that trophy and that’s the biggest thing. That’s the goal everyone’s got set since they were a little kid and they started playing this game,” said Barden.

Barden has a shot to become the fourth former Mustang to win a Super Bowl ring as a player.

Mel Kaufman was a linebacker for Washington, which won Super Bowl XVII and XXII. Defensive back LeCharls McDaniel also won a ring with the Redskins in Super Bowl XVII. Former Cal Poly wide receiver Chris Thomas was part of the Super Bowl XXXIV champion St.Louis Rams.

John Madden was the head coach of the world champion Oakland Raiders, who won Super Bowl XI in January 1977.

Super Bowl 46 kicks off at 3:30 pm on Sunday on KSBY.