Former FAMU DRS Standout Gives Back To His Alma Mater

Former FAMU DRS Standout Gives Back To His Alma Mater
Posted at 12:26 AM, Apr 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-11 00:26:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - In honor of their 50th year, the NFL enacted the "Super Bowl High School Honor Roll" program last season, a program designed to honor past Super Bowls. Any player of head coach who was active on a Super Bowl roster was presented a golden football to give to their high school.

FAMU DRS in Tallahassee received a football, but the official presentation happened Monday, when former Baby Rattler Sam Madison presented the golden ball to coaches and administrators.

Madison played in, and won, Super Bowl XLII with the New York Giants. He was a four time Pro-Bowler, and was the league's interceptions co-leader in 1999.

"To be able to go off and to play 12 years in the National Football League, win a Super Bowl 42 with the New York Giants, you know it just feels good to say that I came frim FAMU High, you know, one of the smallest schools in the county and be successful," he said.

Madison gave back in other ways to DRS on Monday. He hosted a 7v7 Flag Football Tournament over the weekend, and part of the proceeds went to the Baby Rattler Athletic Program.