4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

San Diegans playing at the Super Bowl on Sunday

Dan Brunskill, Fred Warner, general manager John Lynch, Damien Williams

Brunskill played football at Valley Center High School before SDSU.
Brunskill played football at Valley Center High School before SDSU.

On February 2, there’s a handful of San Diegans that will be on the Hard Rock Stadium field in Miami for Super Bowl LIV.

“As a lifelong 49ers fan here in North County, I know we have three members of the team from here,” said Richard J., “Dan Brunskill, Fred Warner, and general manager John Lynch — go ‘Niners!'”

Brunskill just turned 26 years old. He played football and graduated from Valley Center High School before SDSU. It’s his first season playing offensive tackle with the 49ers.

Fred Warner played high school ball at Mission Hills High School in San Marcos before BYU.

Fred Warner, 23, played high school ball at Mission Hills High School in San Marcos. After he graduated in 2014, he played with the Brigham Young University Cougars; in 2018, he signed with the 49ers where he plays as a linebacker.

John Lynch, 48, is the current general manager of the 49ers. He attended and played football at Torrey Pines High School in Carmel Valley/Del Mar. He played college ball at Stanford University and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1993. In 2003, as a safety, Lynch helped clinch the Super Bowl XXXVII win over the Oakland Raiders at our then-Qualcomm Stadium.

(Lynch's dad, John Lynch, Sr., played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1969, worked in San Diego radio – XTRA and 91X – and was CEO of the San Diego Union Tribune after Doug Manchester bought it from Platinum Equity.)

On the Kansas City Chiefs’ football team, El Cajon Valley High and Mira Mesa High alum, Damien Williams, is playing running back.

“The possibility of an athlete in San Diego making it to the National Football League is not impossible,” says Eleh Robles.

Robles, 24, knows the sport pretty well; she was a multimedia reporter for the Prep Pigskin Report segment at KUSI News in 2016-2017. She interviewed, filmed and reviewed San Diego County’s best high school football players, and coaches, at the time.

“My responsibilities at PPR was a whole week of planning for the Friday Night Lights,” she said, “which is how high schools detail their games throughout the season.

“Reggie Bush is another prime example that big things can happen if your work hard.”

Former-49ers’ Reggie Bush and former-49ers’-and-Chiefs’ Alex Smith, who is the quarterback for the Washington Redskins — played at Helix High in La Mesa in the early 00s. In 2004-2005, the two would reunite and contend for the Heisman trophy and make history being the first time a high school had two finalists at the same ceremony.

(Bush “won the Silver Pigskin trophy awarded by KUSI’s Prep Pigskin Report” while he played at Helix High; a couple of years later in 2005, he won the Heisman Trophy playing for USC.)

After the Friday night games, Robles would do a stand-up outros and create voice overs, edit the content, and “send over the package to KUSI for Paul Rudy to report.”

“Who do you think will win the Super Bowl?” I asked Robles.

“We have two great teams and two gifted quarterbacks that can run plays and pass,” Robles opined, “and both teams have dominant and strong defenses as well — it can go to overtime.”

Throughout San Diego County, Super Bowl parties will be occurring to honor some of our high school- and college-alumni, that will play in Miami — according to multiple Facebook posts.

Former San Diego college students will likely be in Miami this weekend, including Ross Dwelley, a tight end for the 49ers who used to play for USD; SDSU alum Alex Barrett, a defensive end for the 49ers (practice squad); and SDSU alum David Wells, a tight end for the Chiefs (reserve).

“San Diego has veterans of the NFL that hold mini-camps for players to understand what it takes to maximize your potential as an athlete,” Robles added.

USD and SDSU are taking sign ups for 2020 football camps.

Super Bowl LIV’s kickoff time is slated for 6:30 pm eastern time, and 3:30 pm for us in San Diego; the game can be viewed on Fox.

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Robert Penn Warren: youngest of the Fugitives

Prolific poet and author of the 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, All the King’s Men
Next Article

SPG turns RPG into BFD

Local costumed rockers are hot on the trail of a breakthrough
Brunskill played football at Valley Center High School before SDSU.
Brunskill played football at Valley Center High School before SDSU.

On February 2, there’s a handful of San Diegans that will be on the Hard Rock Stadium field in Miami for Super Bowl LIV.

“As a lifelong 49ers fan here in North County, I know we have three members of the team from here,” said Richard J., “Dan Brunskill, Fred Warner, and general manager John Lynch — go ‘Niners!'”

Brunskill just turned 26 years old. He played football and graduated from Valley Center High School before SDSU. It’s his first season playing offensive tackle with the 49ers.

Fred Warner played high school ball at Mission Hills High School in San Marcos before BYU.

Fred Warner, 23, played high school ball at Mission Hills High School in San Marcos. After he graduated in 2014, he played with the Brigham Young University Cougars; in 2018, he signed with the 49ers where he plays as a linebacker.

John Lynch, 48, is the current general manager of the 49ers. He attended and played football at Torrey Pines High School in Carmel Valley/Del Mar. He played college ball at Stanford University and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1993. In 2003, as a safety, Lynch helped clinch the Super Bowl XXXVII win over the Oakland Raiders at our then-Qualcomm Stadium.

(Lynch's dad, John Lynch, Sr., played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1969, worked in San Diego radio – XTRA and 91X – and was CEO of the San Diego Union Tribune after Doug Manchester bought it from Platinum Equity.)

On the Kansas City Chiefs’ football team, El Cajon Valley High and Mira Mesa High alum, Damien Williams, is playing running back.

“The possibility of an athlete in San Diego making it to the National Football League is not impossible,” says Eleh Robles.

Robles, 24, knows the sport pretty well; she was a multimedia reporter for the Prep Pigskin Report segment at KUSI News in 2016-2017. She interviewed, filmed and reviewed San Diego County’s best high school football players, and coaches, at the time.

“My responsibilities at PPR was a whole week of planning for the Friday Night Lights,” she said, “which is how high schools detail their games throughout the season.

“Reggie Bush is another prime example that big things can happen if your work hard.”

Former-49ers’ Reggie Bush and former-49ers’-and-Chiefs’ Alex Smith, who is the quarterback for the Washington Redskins — played at Helix High in La Mesa in the early 00s. In 2004-2005, the two would reunite and contend for the Heisman trophy and make history being the first time a high school had two finalists at the same ceremony.

(Bush “won the Silver Pigskin trophy awarded by KUSI’s Prep Pigskin Report” while he played at Helix High; a couple of years later in 2005, he won the Heisman Trophy playing for USC.)

After the Friday night games, Robles would do a stand-up outros and create voice overs, edit the content, and “send over the package to KUSI for Paul Rudy to report.”

“Who do you think will win the Super Bowl?” I asked Robles.

“We have two great teams and two gifted quarterbacks that can run plays and pass,” Robles opined, “and both teams have dominant and strong defenses as well — it can go to overtime.”

Throughout San Diego County, Super Bowl parties will be occurring to honor some of our high school- and college-alumni, that will play in Miami — according to multiple Facebook posts.

Former San Diego college students will likely be in Miami this weekend, including Ross Dwelley, a tight end for the 49ers who used to play for USD; SDSU alum Alex Barrett, a defensive end for the 49ers (practice squad); and SDSU alum David Wells, a tight end for the Chiefs (reserve).

“San Diego has veterans of the NFL that hold mini-camps for players to understand what it takes to maximize your potential as an athlete,” Robles added.

USD and SDSU are taking sign ups for 2020 football camps.

Super Bowl LIV’s kickoff time is slated for 6:30 pm eastern time, and 3:30 pm for us in San Diego; the game can be viewed on Fox.

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Nathaniel Hawthorne and his interest in history, morality and religion

The Scarlet Letter (1850), also carried over into his poetic output
Next Article

Duet with dad

San Diablo Allstars, Marujah, J.D. Boucharde, Jenn Grinels, Eve Selis
Comments
2

GO NINERS!

Jan. 31, 2020
This comment was removed by the site staff for violation of the usage agreement.
March 7, 2020

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close