Jennifer Hudson performs ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ for Super Bowl XLIII at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on February 1st, 2009.
The American national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, was performed by singer and actress Jennifer Hudson.
The toss ceremony celebrated the champions of the past 40 years, including Lynn Swann (Super Bowl XIII, 1979), Roger Craig (Super Bowl XXIII, 1989) and John Elway (Super Bowl XXXIII, 1999) who participated in the coin toss. The Cardinals won the toss, deciding to hire first. It was the 12th consecutive time the team representing the NFC Conference has won the toss since Super Bowl XXVIII.