Where Every Super Bowl Starting QB Played High School Football
When Brock Purdy of Perry High School goes under center for the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII, it will be the first time a former Arizona high school quarterback will start in football's crown jewel. Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes of Whitehouse will be playing in his fifth Super Bowl in Las Vegas on Sunday. He's one of five former high schoolers from Texas to play in one of the 58 Super Bowls.
Mahomes and Purdy are QB starters No. 115 and No. 116 since Bart Starr and the Green Bay Packers beat Len Dawson and the Chiefs in Super Bowl I in Los Angeles on January 15, 1967. Since the Chiefs and Packers took centerstage at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, former high school quarterbacks from 24 different states have been represented under center at the start of the game.
Tom Brady of Serra (San Mateo) High School has made the most Super Bowl starts at quarterback. Brady and eleven other former California high school quarterbacks have combined to make 27 Super Bowl starts, the most of any state in the nation.
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