NFL to recognize schools that produced Super Bowl players, coaches

The NFL this season will recognize nearly 100 Georgia high schools that produced 131 alumni who were players or head coaches in the Super Bowl.

That's especially exciting for Griffin High, which ranks tied for second nationally with six alumni who played in Super Bowls. They are Charlie Clemons, Chris Clemons, Jessie Tuggle, Freddie Gilbert, Ben Talley and Willie Gault.

Each school can apply for football grants of up to $5,000 and will receive a commemorative golden football, delivered to the school by a player or coach when possible. One of the Georgia players, McNair alumnus Robert Mathis of the Indianapolis Colts, will be featured on CBS's "This Morning" during his visit to his alma mater.

Some notable former Georgia high school players who played or coached in Super Bowls are Fran Tarkenton (Athens), Hines Ward (Forest Park), Richard Dent (Crim), Kevin Butler (Redan), George Rogers (Duluth), Jamal Lewis (Douglass) and Dan Reeves (Americus). For schools that no longer exist, the player or coach can designate another school.

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