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Super Bowl 50: A Super Knight
Tyronne Drakeford shares memories of his NFL career and one special game
Tyronne - Football Closeup
C-I WEB EXTRA: A commemorative football celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl and North Central High graduates Tyronne Drakeford playing in Super Bowl XXIX for the San Francisco 49ers will become a permanent fixture in the schools athletic trophy case. - photo by Tom Didato
It was a harmless incompletion in the second quarter of Super Bowl XXIX. It will never appear on great plays of football’s championship game, but it is still one etched in Tyronne Drakeford’s mind. Drakeford, then a rookie cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers, stepped in front of an out-route pass delivered by San Diego Charger quarterback Stan Humphries intended for wide-out Andre Coleman on a third and 18 play from the San Diego 12 yard line. The only things in front of Drakeford were the green grass of Miami’s Joe Robbie Stadium, the end zone and opportunity.