Big 33 streak – 49 and Counting


by Jeff Fisher

As a proud Pennsylvanian, I always look forward to writing about the Big 33‘s Super Bowl streak.

As I mentioned two weeks ago before the conference championship games, Super Bowl XLIX would feature a Big 33 alum for the 49th straight game.  Yes, there’s never been a Super Bowl without a player from what I consider America’s best all-star football game that is played annually in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

The streak started in Super I with the Green Bay Packers Herb Adderley, who played in the first Big 33 Classic in 1957, representing Northeast High School in Philadelphia.  The streak continues today with three players – New England‘s Darrelle Revis (Aliquippa HS, Pennsylvania) and Seattle‘s Garry Gilliam (Milton Hershey HS, Pennsylvania) and Jordan Hill (Steelton-Highspire HS, Pennsylvania).

To see the entire list of Super Bowl Big 33 alumni for each game, click here.

About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.