The NFL honored Heritage High School with three gold footballs in honor of Super Bowl 50.(Photo: Heritage High School)
KUSA -- You never know what Colorado's high school athletes
will go on to achieve.
On Friday, Heritage High School welcomed back three former players, all of whom played for the Denver Broncos during their careers and went on to play in a Super Bowl. Tom Rouen, Marc Munford and Brand Henke were on hand to judge a spirited pep assembly, before awarding their alma mater with three Super bowl 50 gold footballs.
Rouen, who graduated from Heritage in 1987, was also a punter at the University of Colorado. He won the Super Bowl with Denver in 1998 and 1999.
"Between college and making it in Denver, I spent a lot of time [at Heritage High School], a lot of time here training and getting better," he said. "In the beginning, this is where I got my start. I've always had a lot of support here and so this is where I came back."
Munford, a linebacker, was drafted by the Broncos in the fourth round of the 1987 draft and played with the program for four seasons. He was a graduate of the class of 1983 at Heritage. Brad Henke, who is now an actor, graduated in 1984. Both Munford and Henke were with the Broncos when they played the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XXIV.
"There were quite a few good athletes that came through this area years ago, and still are," Munford said. "It just goes to show you that if you work hard and you set your goals and you have your dreams [and] you chase your dreams, you never know what may happen."
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