NFL Star Returns to CHS Football Field, Presents ‘Golden Football’

By Nathan Deychman, Sports Editor

In commemoration of Super Bowl 50, any player or coach who participated in a Super Bowl has the honor of presenting a golden football to his high school. Brian Holloway attended CHS from 1972-1976 and played in Super Bowl XX (20) as a member of the New England Patriots.

Holloway came back to CHS on Dec. 10 to present the football to head football coach Albert Song at Shepherd stadium.

“I think it’s a testament that someone as successful as [Holloway] has come back to [his] own high school to show how important high school football is,” Song said.

Holloway was an All-American lineman his senior year at CHS, in 1976, the same year CHS won its first football state championship. Holloway went on to be an All-American at Stanford University before playing in the NFL for eight seasons. Alongside John Hannah on the left side of a very successful lineman tandem throughout the 1980s, Holloway made three Pro Bowls during his time as a Patriot.

“This is a very significant moment,” Holloway said. “The idea of being able to come back to CHS is to be able to give a full expression of gratitude to the school because they carved a man out of me.”