Late last month, former Seahawks defensive lineman Bryce Fisher presented a golden football to Seattle Prep as part of the NFL's Super Bowl High School Honor Roll campaign, which recognizes high schools and communities that have positively impacted the big game's 50-year history.
Through the program, the League honored the alma maters of every player and head coach who has been on an active Super Bowl roster, resulting in the celebration of more than 2,000 schools and 3,000 individuals.
"The NFL reached out to all of us who have played in Super Bowls in the past and gave us a chance to honor our high school," said the Renton, Wash. native Fisher, who had 9.0 sacks for the Seahawks in 2005, the year the club advanced to its first Super Bowl in franchise history. "Most of us made our formative years in sports in high school. One of the things that football teaches you, is it teaches you how to persevere, how to get comfortable when you're uncomfortable, how to accept coaching, how to pursue excellence, how to work in a team, and all of those things I learned here at Seattle Prep as a young athlete."
Outside of Fisher, a couple other Seahawks both past and present have recently had golden footballs delivered to their respective high schools.
Former safety Jordan Babineaux, who like Fisher was a member of Seattle's team that played in Super Bowl XL, had his golden football delivered to Memorial High in Port Arthur, Texas. Babineaux's alma mater has generated more Super Bowl players/coaches (8) than any other high school in the world.
Just before Super Bowl 50, defensive end Cliff Avril, a part of Seattle's teams that appeared in back-to-back Super Bowls from 2013-14, had his golden football delivered to Clay High School in Green Cove Springs, Fla.
And earlier Wednesday, defensive tackle Brandon Mebane, another part of Seattle's most-recent Super Bowl teams, had his golden football delivered to Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, Calif.
Mebane's mother was on site to share in the moment: