Brock Purdy’s Alma Mater Perry High School Renames Street to Honor Super Bowl Star

Published 02/09/2024, 12:17 PM EST

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This year’s Super Bowl edition keeps getting more and more interesting. With Usher, the 8-Grammy-winning R&B singer scheduled to perform at the showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, the 11th of February game is going to be one for the ages. Additionally, the fans’ support for the players and the teams continues to grow drastically.

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While most of the NFL community will be supporting the supposed best QB in the league, Patrick Mahomes, the 49ers’ QB is getting his fair share of backing as well. Brock Purdy, the QB who will be locking horns with Mahomes this coming Sunday, is getting his due respect from his alma mater as he prepares for the biggest game of his career.

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The San Francisco quarterback is making waves with how his alma mater has honored him on account of the legendary Super Bowl. Brock Purdy, who studied at Perry High School, was one of the very greats who ever graduated from the school and, as such, they decided to commemorate his achievements by renaming a street after him.

The school renamed the street outside the school from Perry Puka Drive to Brock Purdy Way, an achievement that will be special on its own. Additionally, Brock Purdy, the franchise quarterback for the team, will be decorated in glory despite what the results are on Sunday. He will be taking on the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes as a rival, who is supposedly the best QB in the league. Now that the grand showdown draws near, this is what the generational talent Mahomes had to say about his competition.

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Mahomes and Purdy are set to lock horns as Kansas City takes on the San Francisco 49ers. The number 13 QB has had an inspiring journey from being the last overall pick in the 2022 draft to now being the 49ers’ starting quarterback. Seeing his inspirational story of becoming the player he is today, Patrick Mahomes had a lot of praise for Purdy.

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Mahomes said, “I’ve seen Brock play since college, I knew how good he was.He was a winner, and he made plays happen all through his college career. Usually when you can make it happen in college, no matter what your surroundings are and turn around a program like he did at Iowa State, you’re going to make it happen when you get your opportunity in the NFL.”

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He further added, “So I wasn’t very surprised he’s had the success that he’s had because he’s a winner and he’s a guy that goes out there and competes, and I’ve always said, more than a football player, you’ve got to be someone who competes, and he’s always been one of those guys.” This Sunday, we will all have an answer to the debate of who the better quarterback is as the Chiefs take on the might of the 49ers.

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Will it be Mahomes’ Chiefs or Purdy’s 49ers who take home the ultimate glory? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Jeevesh Singh

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Jeevesh Singh is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. He’s fascinated by the physicality of the football game, the brutal power displayed by the athletes, and the strategic maneuvers opted by them to avoid getting hurt. Having been an amateur racket sports player in the past, he’s great at getting into the players’ minds and unlocking their perspectives.
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