(01/30/13) - There's no doubt about which team students at Bay City Central High School will be pulling for on Superbowl Sunday.
"The 49ers!" said Ryan Conger, Bay City Central football player.
And there's a good reason for picking San Francisco over Baltimore - 49ers rookie, and former Michigan State Spartan, Trenton Robinson, is a 2008 graduate of Central High School.
"To know that he came from a small town that we're all a part of, it's just amazing," said Mitch Syring, Bay City Central football player.
"I am so happy for Trenton. I've met him a couple times, and he's a really nice dude," said Mason McGinnis, Bay City Central band member.
"It couldn't happen to a better guy, the way he gives back to our school. It's just a great opportunity," said Chris Jacobs, Bay City Central football player.
Central students are making some big plans for game day.
"I'll sit down after going to church, and watch TV, and I'll be like, yeah - he went to my school," said Stephani Lee, Bay City Central student.
Robinson's high school coach, Morley Fraser, couldn't be prouder. He spoke with him on the phone this week from New Orleans.
"He's enjoying being down there. I asked him who he's hanging out with. He says all the rookies hang out together. I'm sure he's been downtown a bit and enjoying that, but he's focused on the game," Fraser said.
Bay City Central has sent its share of players to the NFL, but making this story even more remarkable is the fact that Trenton is the first kid in the 90 year history of this school to get to play in the Superbowl.
"It goes all the way back to Bill Hewitt, who's in the NFL Hall of Fame. He was the last player to play that didn't wear a helmet back in the '60s. They've had great teams here, so there is a great tradition, and for him to come out of that, just keeps building on that tradition," Fraser said.
All of this Superbowl hysteria is providing plenty of inspiration for members of the Central football team.
"There's hope for everyone now. A kid from Bay City Central made it, and maybe anybody can make it now," said Tommy Jacobs, Bay City Central football player.
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