Three San Antonio natives headed to Super Bowl
SAN ANTONIO - You may be wondering who to root for in this year's Super Bowl. Well consider this. The Los Angeles Rams have three San Antonio natives on their team. The New England Patriots have zero San Antonio natives on their team.
Right now, students and teachers at John Jay High School, Steele High School, and Brackenridge High School are beaming with pride. All three schools have alums representing the Alamo City two Sundays from now on football's biggest stage.
Wide Receiver Josh Reynolds, 23, a 2013 Jay grad who went on to attend Texas A&M.
Running Back Malcolm Brown, 25, a 2011 Steele grad who played college football for the University of Texas.
Cornerback Ramon Richards, 23, a 2014 Brackenridge grad who attended Oklahoma State.
"I was hoping they'd get there," said longtime Brackenridge Football Coach Willie Hall. "And, they're there."
There is Super Bowl LIII.
Reynolds, Brown, and Richards all play for the Los Angeles Rams.
"I have to root for the Rams," Coach Hall says. "I got one of my boys playing on that team."
Coach Hall has been a part of Brack's football program for 36 years. Richards is his first player to make it to a Super Bowl. He says he's spoken to Richards twice since this past Sunday's big win over the New Orleans Saints.
"I said, 'I'm so excited, I'm doing flips in the house,'" he told us. "(Ramon) said, 'I can't picture that.' I said, 'Only in my mind.'"
Some big plays in that win that sent the Rams to the big game came from Jay's Josh Reynolds.
"All eyes are on Josh from San Antonio," said current Jay Head Football Coach Gary Gutierrez. "Especially from 7611 Marbach Road. And we're real proud of him."
The former Mustang standout, whose mother remains an assistant principal at Jay, has truly become a budding young star in the NFL.
"When you have somebody who's a Jay product, who's from San Antonio, who's representing Northside ISD, who's representing really who we are at Jay High School, you always pull for them," Coach Gutierrez said. "You can't ask for any better situation."
While Malcolm Brown is out with an injury and Ramon Richards is on the practice squad, Josh Reynolds should see plenty of action during the big game on February 3rd.
Still, if the Rams win, all three will get a Super Bowl ring.