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Newz Forum: FOOTBALL: Jacksonville High School Student to Cover Super Bowl XXXIX Media Day

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posted on Jan, 30 2005 @ 01:00 PM
High school football player MARVIN SAPP, a senior at Jacksonville’s Sandalwood HS, has the opportunity of a lifetime in covering Super Bowl events for and during Super Bowl Week in his hometown, the NFL announced today.

Sapp, the second cousin of Oakland Raiders defensive tackle WARREN SAPP, is assigned to give a report from Super Bowl XXXIX Media Day, Tuesday, February 1, at ALLTEL Stadium. Media Day, a highly anticipated Super Bowl player availability session, will be attended by approximately 3,000 journalists. Sapp’s story will be posted on and on Tuesday evening.

A middle linebacker at Sandalwood, Sapp made 144 tackles as a senior with the Saints. He led Sandalwood to the Class 6C regional final, where they lost to Apopka High School, Warren Sapp’s alma mater. As a junior at Bolles High School in 2003, Marvin Sapp earned Florida Times-Union Defensive Player of the Year honors.

For the second consecutive year, will serve as the internet home of the Global Junior Championships, a five-team event matching high school age players from the United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico and Russia. On Wednesday, February 2, all five teams will participate in a round-robin style tournament, with the top two teams facing off for the championship at Skinner-Barco Stadium at the Bolles School on Saturday, February, 5. All other teams will play out the remaining spots in earlier round-robin action that day. The Global Junior Championships have been held at the past eight Super Bowls. is the league’s official high school football web site and is the NFL’s official Super Bowl web site. Both sites are part of the NFL Internet Network and combined will draw more than two million unique users during the week of Super Bowl XXXIX.

In its sixth year, is the web’s top destination for high school football fans covering all 50 states. The site features tips, drills and information to help players and coaches both on and off the field. NFL players and coaches also share their stories and memories of high school football. A total of 1,023,142 participants played high school football in the 2002-2003 school year according to the National Federation of State High School Associations, nearly doubling the next-most played sport.


I guess it pays to have connections...


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