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NC grad Drakeford excited to start his tenure as North Centrals new head football coach
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TYRONNE DRAKEFORD HAS HIT the ground running as the new head football coach/athletic director at North Central, his high school alma mater. The former Super Bowl champion has high expectations for all the athletic programs at the school. - photo by Tom Didato
Walking past the courtyard which looks nearly the same as it did when he was a student at North Central High School, David Branham smiled when asked about his earliest memories of Tyronne Drakeford. When Drakeford roamed the football and baseball as well as the basketball court at the school before graduating from NCHS in 1989, his legend was still in its infant stages. He had yet to become a standout cornerback at Virginia Tech who would go on to become a second round selection --- the 62nd overall pick --- by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1994 NFL Draft before finishing his rookie season by winning a Super Bowl.