Hancock High receives golden Super Bowl football in honor of Brett Favre

Hancock High receives golden Super Bowl football in honor of Brett Favre
The NFL sent the Super Bowl 50 Footballs to high schools across the country to thank them for producing players and couches. (Photo source: WLOX News)
The NFL sent the Super Bowl 50 Footballs to high schools across the country to thank them for producing players and couches. (Photo source: WLOX News)

South Mississippi's own Brett Favre will find out Saturday if he'll score another NFL honor: the 2016 Pro Hall of Fame.

"This is a commemorative football that we got from the NFL," Jamie Sisco said as he pulled a gold-colored football out of a black box.

The football arrived two weeks ago, another prized souvenir for Hancock High School in honor of its hometown hero.

"Ours has Brett's name on it, a gold football with our high school and the city were in," said Sisco, Hancock County Schools Athletic Director.

The NFL sent the Super Bowl 50 Footballs to high schools across the country to thank them for producing players and coaches who have made the first 49 Super Bowls.

"It's a keepsake our school can be proud of and with Brett being an alumni of our school, there's only one school in America that can say Brett went there," said Sisco.

The field named in Favre's honor, as well as a bronze statue, serve as reminders of how hard work can lead to football glory.

"It just shows that Hancock does produce some great athletes here," said Hancock High Hawks quarterback, Aaron Feazelle. "He did a lot on and off the field. He's a great player, he deserves being on the Hall of Fame."

Hancock County School Board member Richard Loper was the equipment manager when Favre played at Hancock High and at the University of Southern Mississippi.

"Oh, it's awesome. You're proud to be a Hancock Hawk at this time; to say your alumni is now going to be in the Hall of Fame. Not many high schools can say that," said Loper.

And not many schools can brag about being on the "Super Bowl High School Honor Roll". The golden gift will go on display in the school lobby, next to other memorabilia of Hancock High's famous alumnus.

"Brett is going to sign it for us," said Sisco.

The 2016 Hall of Fame class will be inducted on Aug. 6.

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