Joe Biden’s University of Delaware has produced a president and a Super Bowl-winning quarterback

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president on Wednesday, highlighting a historic day in our nation.

In taking the oath at the U.S. Capitol, Biden also became an answer to a Super Bowl trivia question. 

With Super Bowl LV less than three weeks away, now seems a good time to brush up on such brain teasers.

How many colleges have produced U.S. presidents and Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks?

The answer is now five, thanks to Biden’s alma mater, the University of Delaware. The Blue Hens also produced quarterback Joe Flacco, who led the Baltimore Ravens to a Super Bowl win against the San Francisco 49ers in 2013.

Other schools that have yielded presidents and Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks:

University of Michigan (Gerald Ford and Tom Brady): Brady led the New England Patriots to a record six Super Bowl titles and has the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the verge of punching their first ticket to America's biggest sporting event since the 2002 season, when they won.

The United States Naval Academy (Jimmy Carter and Roger Staubach): Staubach helped the Dallas Cowboys win two Super Bowls, in the 1971 and 1977 seasons. He is just one of four players to win the Heisman Trophy and be named Super Bowl MVP. 

Joe Biden is interviewed on the field after Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. (Photo: Kirt Dozier, USA TODAY Sports)

Stanford (Herbert Hoover, Jim Plunkett and John Elway): Jim Plunkett came off the bench during the 1980 season to guide the smash-mouth Oakland Raiders to the Super Bowl title. The Raiders became the first wild-card team to win a Super Bowl. Three years later, he came off the bench again as the Los Angeles Raiders won Super Bowl XVIII. Like Staubach, he also won the Heisman and Super Bowl MVP. 

Eight years after Plunkett was drafted, John Elway came out of Stanford and went on to win back-to-back Super Bowls with the Denver Broncos (XXXII and XXXIII) before announcing his retirement. He played in five, a record he held until Brady broke it with the Patriots. Elway later guided Denver to a win in Super Bowl 50 as the team's general manager and executive vice president.

Miami of Ohio (Benjamin Harrison and Ben Roethlisberger): Big Ben, who has been with the Pittsburgh Steelers for his entire 17-year career, carried the Black and Gold to two Super Bowl victories, in the 2005 and 2008 seasons. 

Contributing: Heather Tucker

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