10 Players With Local Ties Going Under Super Bowl Lights - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

10 Players With Local Ties Going Under Super Bowl Lights

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

It won't be hard to figure out who the staff and students at one South Jersey high school will be rooting for Sunday.

It might be Carl Lewis Stadium where the games are played at Willingboro High School, but it's Shaun Phillips Field they play on.

The Denver Broncos defensive end grew up in Philadelphia but moved to Willingboro in eighth grade and started to make a name for himself.

If you're keeping score, Phillips is still a legend in this Burlington County community.

Another Bronco playing under the Super Bowl lights is Steven Johnson.

The linebacker doesn't get anywhere near the attention that quarterback Peyton Manning gets except maybe in his hometown of Media, Pa.

Eagles fans may remember Johnson from earlier this year. He was the player that blocked the punt, and scored this touchdown, his first since high school at Strath Haven in Wallingford, Delaware County.

Learn more details on both players in the video reports above!

As for other players with local ties…

  • Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno is from Belford, N.J., and played at Middletown H.S. South;
  • Seahawks defensive tackle Jordan Hill is from Harrisburg and played at Penn State University;
  • Michael Robinson of Seattle also played at Penn State;
  • Denver has two starters from area colleges, defensive tackle Terrance "Pot Roast" Knighton (Temple) and safety Mike Adams (Delaware);
  • And the Broncos have two players (corner back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and offensive tackle Winston Justice) who used to be Philadelphia Eagles, while Seattle has one alum of the Birds (defensive end Chris Clemons).
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Police Warn Drivers After 2 Armed Carjackings In Camden

    Police Warn Drivers After 2 Armed Carjackings In Camden

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:17:23 GMT

    Police in Camden County are asking drivers to be alert after two carjackings since this weekend along one city street.

    Police in Camden County are asking drivers to be alert after two carjackings since this weekend along one city street.

  • Two Lancaster County Men Charged With Distributing Child Pornography

    Two Lancaster County Men Charged With Distributing Child Pornography

    Two Lancaster County Men Charged With Distributing Child Pornography

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:14:34 GMT
    The men are identified as 41-year old Hector Colon-Plaza and 60-year old Joseph FortunatoThe men are identified as 41-year old Hector Colon-Plaza and 60-year old Joseph Fortunato
    Lancaster Police arrested two men as part of ongoing efforts to target the online sharing, downloading and distribution of child pornography.The men are identified as 41-year old Hector Colon-Plaza and 60-year old Joseph Fortunato.
    Lancaster Police arrested two men as part of ongoing efforts to target the online sharing, downloading and distribution of child pornography.The men are identified as 41-year old Hector Colon-Plaza and 60-year old Joseph Fortunato.
  • Weather Conditions Ripe For Brush Fires In Philly Area

    Weather Conditions Ripe For Brush Fires In Philly Area

    Forecasters have issued a red flag warning and fire weather watch for Delaware, most of New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.
    Forecasters have issued a red flag warning and fire weather watch for Delaware, most of New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices