Last week on the FOX 40 Final Quarter high school football show, hosts Jim Crandell and Kristina Werner revealed a list of the top five NFL quarterbacks who are from CIF Sac-Joaquin Section schools, according to CalHiSports.com. It was done with one of them prominent in the news lately.
Here is what that countdown revealed:
1. Ken O’Brien (Jesuit)
He had 25,000 yards in his career and was first QB in NFL ever to pass for more than 400 yards in a game.
2. Bill Munson (Lodi)
He was the seventh pick in the first round of 1964 draft and had 16-year NFL career.
3. Colin Kaepernick (Pitman, Turlock)
Still obviously developing in his NFL career after sensational start that helped 49ers to one Super Bowl and within one play of going to another one.
4. Virgil Carter (Folsom)
He was a starter in the early 1970s for the Cincinnati Bengals.
5. Seneca Wallace (Cordova)
Primarily a backup in the NFL, but had more than 5,000 yards in his career and started for several years in Seattle.
Note: Tony Eason (who went to Super Bowl as starter with Patriots) is from Delta of Clarksburg, and it was mentioned on the show based on info from us that at the time when Tony was there that Delta was not part of the Sac-Joaquin Section. That was incorrect. Delta was in the CIF Northern Section for many years, but had not yet moved when Tony and brother Bo played for the Saints.
Watch this week’s show Friday at 11 p.m. for all the local highlights, plus the next Top 5 from CalHiSports.com, which will be the top five Super Bowl players from the Sac-Joaquin Section. The show will include highlights from all of the biggest games in the region, including 11-0 Patterson hosting 11-0 Placer of Auburn. Thanks to host Jim Crandell and the FOX 40 team for once again letting Cal-Hi Sports be part of this year’s show.