The upcoming Super Bowl will be having their 50th celebration on February 7, 2016. In honor of their “golden anniversary,” the NFL is giving every coach and football player who’ve made it to the Super Bowl an opportunity to honor the high school they graduated from with a golden ball.
Washington State Assistant Head Coach Joe Salave’a and the late Junior Seau, NFL Hall of Famer, are two Oceanside High School graduates who have played in a National Football League Super Bowl.
Coach Salave’a and members of the Seau family presented Oceanside High School with two golden footballs on December 10th in a special ceremony in Wally Molifua Gym on campus. Students, teachers, staff, coaches, alumni and community attended the event.
Coach Salave’a (OHS Class of 1993) played in the Super Bowl for the Tennessee Titans, who lost to the St. Louis Rams in 1999. He was inducted into the OHS Hall of Fame in 2014.
Junior Seau (OHS Class of 1987) played in two Super Bowls, first for the San Diego Chargers and the second time as a New England Patriot, however, both teams lost their respective games. Seau was inducted in OHS Hall of Fame in 2010.
It was a special day for young Pirate student-athletes who proudly posed with Coach Salave’a, coaches and the golden ball!
Read about this special NFL celebration of the upcoming Super Bowl and high school football’s golden ball awards here: NFL Going Gold in 2015