By James Iapalucci and John Ohlson
Penn High School student reporters
Mike Rosenthal, a former Penn Kingsmen football player, has been generous enough to partner with the NFL and Wilson in donating a Golden Football Super Bowl 50 football to Penn High School.
The NFL created a Super Bowl High School Honor Roll, and those schools received a commemorative Golden Football produced by Wilson. Rosenthal played in a Super Bowl with the New York Giants.
Each staff member and player on a Super Bowl team was awarded with a Golden Football, to give to their high school.
Rosenthal attended Penn in the early 90’s, then continued his education at the University of Notre Dame. He then went on to get drafted in the fifth round of the 1999 draft to the New York Giants. Standing at 6-foot-7 and weighing in around 320 pounds, he was a great size to play offensive tackle. Rosenthal also played for the Minnesota Vikings.
Principal Hope is very excited and grateful for this donation.
Coach Cory Yeoman said he’s “very proud of Rosenthal and the man that he has become to his wife and kids.”
Rosenthal is currently coaching at a high school in Texas.
Rosenthal said, “Penn had a profound impact on his entire life,” and that Penn prepared Rosenthal for his “career and his life.”
Rosenthal stated that “the Penn coaches taught me the importance of offseason conditioning, competition, and playing with relentless effort.”
He is proud of Penn and the reputation it has earned.