DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (CBS) – A few connections in the Chicago area anchored the Los Angeles Rams offensive line in their Super Bowl LVI win on Sunday.
Hinsdale’s Brian Allen was center, while Downers Grove’s David Edwards played guard.
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Edwards’ alma mater, Downers Grove North High School, continued to rally around him as he won a championship in his first-ever Super Bowl.
His dad being a coach on the school staff keeps that connection going.
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“It’s great for our kids to see something that you only dream of – you see a kid wearing the Trojan uniform and the same, and to be able to hold that Lombardi trophy,” the football manager said. of Downers Grove North, Joe Horeni.
“It’s that kind of guy who comes back. He talks to the kids, and again, his dad coaches in the program and he still has siblings here, so he’s an integral part of the community,” Downers Grove North Athletic Director Denise Kavanaugh said. “You know, our Beras season hasn’t been great, so that also gives us a good opportunity, so David helped us.”
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While Edwards and Allen are now teammates, they actually faced each other in high school – when Downers Grove took on Hinsdale Central.