Thanks to former Philadelphia Eagle and now-Bengal coach Reno Mahe and Husky-turned-Jacksonville Jaguar Zane Beadles, two CSD high schools – Brighton and Hillcrest – have been named to the Super Bowl Honor Roll Community.
To mark the Super Bowl’s 50th year, the National Football League is paying tribute to the places where the Super Bowl players and coaches got their starts. More than 2,000 schools are being recognized for their roles in the development of the some 3,000 players and head coaches who suited up for Super Bowl contests in the past five decades.
Mahe played for the Eagles in the team’s Super Bowl outing against the New England Patriots. Beadles played for Denver in 2014 when the Broncos faced off against the Seattle Seahawks.
As a result of the Super Bowl Honor Roll Community designation, both Brighton and Hillcrest will receive a commemorative golden football, NFL Character Education Curriculum, and become eligible to apply for NFL Foundation grants to help support the football program.
“Football has always been about more than wins and losses. The game teaches lessons that last a lifetime. High school football programs from coast to coast have consistently developed citizens of high character by instilling the values of football in their student athletes,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a letter to Brighton High. “The NFL is grateful to you and your community, and honored to team with you in developing champions on and off the field.”