HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Rocket City has received some golden recognition ahead of Super Bowl 50 in California.
The NFL is celebrating the golden anniversary of its signature event with its Super Bowl Honor Roll campaign. The initiative recognizes schools that contributed to the Super Bowl’s 50-year history with the presentation of a commemorative golden football.
The golden footballs will be presented to high schools across the country for every player or head coach “who graduated from their school and was on an active Super Bowl roster.”
Adam Schreiber, a 1980 graduate of Butler High School, presented one of these golden footballs to the Huntsville City School District. Schreiber played in the NFL for 16 years and was a member of the Atlanta Falcons squad that played in Super Bowl XXXIII in Florida back in 1999.
Schreiber made the presentation during the school district's annual football banquet Monday evening at the Jaycee's Building on Airport Road in Huntsville.
An estimated 3,000 players and head coaches, along with 2,000 high schools will be recognized as part of the Super Bowl Honor Roll program.
Some of the other Super Bowl players and coaches who have participated in this campaign include Alabama A&M graduate Robert Mathis, Peyton and Eli Manning, Bill Cowher, and Larry Fitzgerald.
A few of these golden football presentations have been featured on "CBS This Morning"and will continue every Thursday throughout the season.
The Denver Broncos will take on the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 Sunday, Feb. 7 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m. You can watch the big game right here on WHNT News 19.