Boarding School Alumni in the 2012 Super Bowl

2012 Super BowlAlways looking for boarding school alumni in big stages, I’ve found three players in yesterday’s Super Bowl.

This list isn’t exhaustive. If I didn’t find someone, please add them to the comments.

Danny Aiken, long snapper for the New England Patriots, did a PG year at Fork Union where coach John Schuman taught Aiken the art of long snapping- a specialty that can earn a player a career. Aiken played collegiately at the Univerisity of Virginia and played with the Bills prior to coming to the Patriots.

Victor Cruz did a postgraduate year at Bridgton Academy in 2005. Un-hearalded coming out UMass, Cruz has developed in to a consumate slot receiver and one of Eli Manning’s primary targets.

Fellow New York Giant D.J. Ware did a post grad year Hargrave Military before attending the University of Georgia. Ware has been with Giants since 2007 and already has a Super Bowl ring.

Additional resources:

Bridgton Academy football program

Fork Union Military Academy football program

Hargrave Academy football program

Boarding schools in ME

Boarding schools in VA

  • TC

    Dude you forgot Andover ’03, Brown ’07 Alumnus and 2 time new york giant Superbowl Champion, Zak DeOssie!!!

    And, just from looking at your site with an extreme overview…it seems to be heavy on second-tier, middle american type reform schools and you seem to ignore the culture that started all of these boarding schools in America, and the ones that are STILL by far the best:  The New England Prep Schools.

    Get with it, dewd.  I see all these ads on the side of the page for schools i’ve NEVER heard of, then you write this article mentioning three guys who were probably sent to these chain-gang-like institutions for a PG year as part of some under-wraps plea bargain.  And you forget the kid who went to Andover.

    Which, by the way, has only produced 9 NHL players, 13 NFL players, and two US Presidents.

Brian Fisher

A product of both private and public education, Brian Fisher served as a teacher, coach, dorm parent, and administrator at three different boarding schools. Brian also fills the role of Director of Development at Wolfeboro, The Summer Boarding School, in NH along with being a partner at AdmissionsQuest.

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