Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Streak Continues

by Jeff Fisher
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The Big 33/Super Bowl streak LIVES!

When the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks face-off in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on February 2nd, the Big 33 Classic will be in lock-step with America's biggest football game for the 48th straight year.  For those of you that aren't familiar with the streak - there's never been a Super Bowl played without a Big 33 alum on the field.

The Big 33 game is played annually in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  Over the years, Pennsylvania all-stars have squared-off against all-star teams from Maryland, Ohio and Texas.  On other occassions, Pennsylvania has faced an all-USA team.  Currently Pennsylvania is in a five-year deal playing Maryland all-stars.  The current series began in 2013, ending a 19 year series between PA and Ohio.

The streak was extended to 48 straight with three players - Seattle's Jordan Hill, and Denver's Zac Dysert and Steve Vallos - winning confernce championships on Sunday.
Hill, who is a rookie defensive tackle out of Penn State, played in the 2009 Big 33 Classic with Steelton-Highspire in Pennsylvania. Hill appeared in four games with the Seahawks with 7 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

Dysert, Denver's third-string quarterback behind Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler, played in the 2008 Big 33 Classic from Ada High School in Ohio and was the Broncos' seventh-round pick in 2013 after he started for four years at Miami (OH).
Vallos is a the six-year NFL veteran, who appeared in 15 games at center with the Broncos in the 2013. Vallos played in the 2002 Big 33 Classic as a member of Boardman High School in Ohio.

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