Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald believes in giving back to the community, which is why he returns to Richfield, Minnesota every summer to host his annual football camp.
At this year's camp on the field of Academy of Holy Angels, Fitzgerald's alma mater, he presented the school with a Wilson Golden Football, part of the NFL's Super Bowl High School Honor Roll program.
"This school means the world to me and I always want to see it thrive," Fitzgerald said. "To be able to present my high school with the golden football means a lot to me."
During Fitzgerald's most recent camp, he addressed the football team on what high school football meant to him, the life lessons he learned, what it meant to play in a Super Bowl and how proud he is to be a Holy Angels alumnus.
High schools across the nation, and around the world, have the opportunity to receive a commemorative Wilson Golden Football for every player or head coach who graduated from their school and was on an active Super Bowl roster. Fitzgerald played with the Cardinals against the Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII. Nearly 3,000 players and head coaches, and more than 2,000 high schools, will be recognized. Players and coaches will also have the opportunity to personally deliver golden footballs.
The Academy of Holy Angels is one of 28 high schools in Minnesota being honored in this program. Minnesota will receive 33 golden footballs. The state receiving the most golden footballs is California. Top five states include: California (432); Texas (326); Florida (218); Ohio (155); and Pennsylvania (148).