Two NFL Golden Footballs presented to OHS on December 10

Golden Football

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.

Coach Carroll speaking & Coach Pulu Poumele at podium

Coach Carroll speaking & Coach Pulu Poumele at podium

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.

Annette Seau-So'oto and Coach Pulu Poumele

Annette Seau-So’oto, Junior’s sister and OHS Coach Pulu Poumele who is the Seau’s cousin

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.

Mrs Seau, Mr. Seau, Principal Dr. Ron Pirayoff, AD/Coach Dave Barrett, and Coach Joe Salave'a

Mr. & Mrs. Seau, Principal Dr. Ron Pirayoff, AD/Coach Dave Barrett, and Coach Joe Salave’a (L-R)

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.

Pirate Football

Pirate Football

It was a special day for young Pirate student-athletes who proudly posed with Coach Salave’a, coaches and the golden ball!

Coaches Pulu Poumele, Joe Salave'a, and Dave Rodriguez (L-R)

Coaches Pulu Poumele, Joe Salave’a, and Dave Rodriguez (L-R)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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