The school even received a spiffy trophy.
MLWGS is welcomed into the Super Bowl High School Honor Roll community celebrating schools that have contributed to Super Bowl history. Quoting Roger Goodell, Commissioner; “As we mark our 50th Super Bowl this season, we are celebrating the players and coaches of the past 49 Super Bowls and their high schools and communities that have positively impacted our great game. Nearly 3,000 players and head coaches, and more than 2,000 high schools will be recognized this season.”
As a member of this special group, a commemorative Golden Football produced by Wilson is being sent to the high school of every player or head coach who was on an active roster in a Super Bowl. Maggie Walker’s Golden Football is in honor of Willie Lanier, a member of the Class of 1963 from Maggie Walker High School.
If you’re wondering who Willie Lanier is we have but to turn to our good friend Mr. Wik I. Pedia for the answer.
Willie Edward Lanier (born August 21, 1945) is a former American football middle-linebacker who played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1967 through 1977. He won postseason honors for eight consecutive years, making the American Football League All-Star team in 1968 and 1969 before being selected to the Pro Bowl from 1970 through 1975. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986.
Image: Super Bowl High School Honor Roll press release