Yo, Did you know Philly made it to the SuperBowl!!! Well I know it’s not the Eagles, but the whole purpose of The Philly Football Movement is to highlight Philadelphia football!!! So I am highlighting two players with some Philly roots playing in the Superbowl!!! Raheem Brock (Colts) and Jahri Evans (Saints), will be playing in Superbowl 44 today in Miami.
#79 for the Colts, Raheem Brock
Brock played his high school football at Murrell Dobbins in North Philly and his college ball at Temple U.. He often comes back to show his love for this town by speaking at public appearances to encourage the student-athletes in our area to do make the right decisions in school and on the field. Coincidentally, Brock was drafted in the 2002 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles, but was cut before the 2002 season began due to franchise running out of money to sign their rookies.
#73 for the Saints, Jahri Evans
Born and raised in Philly, Evans attended Frankford High School. He is a prime example of the importance of being a STUDENT-ATHLETE. Evans being a student first and an athlete second, gave him an opportunity that many footballers miss out on if they forget to focus on academics. Evans didn’t actually start playing football until high school. While playing at Frankford, where he was an All-Public League selection as a junior, he got hurt playing basketball and couldn’t play football his senior season. He didn’t receive an athletic scholarship, but because of his focus on academics, Evans was awarded an academic scholarship to Division II, Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. In college he started as a sophomore and was awarded All-PSAC honors in all three seasons. Evans was later a 2006 4th round draft pick by the Saints, coincidentally by way of trade from the Philadelphia Eagles.
Good Luck to them both!!! The Movement is in full effect in Miami!!!