Three time Super Bowl champ presents award to his former High School

11/10/2015 07:10 PM

Louisville native and NFL Star William “Bubba” Paris presented a NFL Golden Football to DeSales High School Tuesday afternoon.

Paris, a 1978 graduate of DeSales presented the award, a commemorative Wilson Golden football, as part of the NFL’s Super Bowl High School Honor Roll. The initiative recognizes schools and communities that have positively contributed to the history of the Super Bowl and the game of football.

For DeSales High School, Paris is that contribution.

Paris is a Louisville native, who went on to play college ball at the University of Michigan, where he earned All-American and Academic honors. He was then drafted in 1982 by the San Francisco 49ers where he would play the majority of his professional career and earn his three Super Bowl victories.

Paris now works as a commentator for Fox Sports and as a motivational speaker.

After presentation, and a groundbreaking ceremony for new facilities on DeSales’ campus, Paris talked about how happy he is to still be involved with the school where he got his start.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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