At the Temple City High School Homecoming Assembly on Friday, Nov. 6, Kent Kramer presented his alma mater with an NFL Golden Football courtesy of the Super Bowl High School Honor Roll Program.
Kent graduated from Temple City High School in 1962. He played Varsity Football for three years and was an All-CIF pick in 1961 for the undefeated TCHS Rams. After graduation, Kent played college football at the University of Minnesota and went on to play in the National Football League with the San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings, and the Philadelphia Eagles. In 1970, he was with the Minnesota Vikings when they played the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl IV.
The Super Bowl High School Honor Roll celebrates high schools and communities that have contributed to Super Bowl history. High schools across the nation and around the world are receiving a commemorative Golden Football from every player or head coach who graduated from their school and was on an active Super Bowl roster. Nearly 3,000 players and head coaches and more than 2,000 high schools are being recognized.
This platform is designed to link the past 49 Super Bowls with this year’s game and honor players, head coaches, high schools, and communities that have positively impacted the game. The NFL Foundation will provide high schools with a new character education curriculum and the opportunity to apply for grants of up to $5,000 to help support and grow their football programs. The NFL Foundation has invested $1 million towards the campaign.
This program will become a Super Bowl tradition starting this season. The initiative is part of the NFL’s “On The Fifty” campaign commemorating Super Bowl 50, which will be played on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Temple City Unified School District serves students in transitional kindergarten through high school. The District embraces its core values of service, integrity and honor through academics and extracurricular activities. For more information about TCUSD schools, call (626) 548-5120. The District is committed to 21st century academic excellence to ensure students are ready for the challenges of tomorrow.