WAYNE, N.J. — Preparing for his first Super Bowl, Wayne Hills High School alumnus Greg Olsen of the Carolina Panthers paid tribute to his alma mater in a personal YouTube video.
"I'm on the brink of playing in the biggest game of my life on the biggest stage," the star tight end says, "but some of my biggest memories [included] winning that first state championship on our home field and our fans running on the field."
The Wayne native helped a Patriots' team coached by his father, Chris, win a 2002 state championship.
After leading Carolina in receptions and receiving yards this past season, Olsen tries Sunday night to help bring the Panthers the organization's first NFL championship in Super Bowl 50.
He recorded his video in response to a tribute to him and his career by the Wayne Hills student TV network ( SEE: The Student Voice, Greg Olsen Tribute ).
"I click on the link and it sends me to YouTube and the next 37 minutes I take a trip down memory lane," Olsen says in his response. "I just can't tell you guys what fond memories and what amazing things came back to me.
"Those memories at Wayne Hills will last a lifetime."
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