The nation’s premier high school football all-star game – the Big 33 Football Classic – kicks off Saturday at 7 p.m. at Hershey Park Stadium. The contest, which will be carried live by the NFL Network, is best known for one outlandish credential: There has never been a Super Bowl without a Big 33 Alumni.
Big 33 Football Classic
53rd Game: Saturday, June 19
Kickoff: 7 P.M.
Where: Hershey Park Stadium, Hershey, PA
TV: NFL Network (Live)
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Originating in 1957, the PNC Big 33 Football Classic is one of the nation’s finest scholastic All-Star Football Games highlighting showcasing Pennsylvania and Ohio ’s outstanding high school athletes. Now entering its 53rd year, the classic is often described as “The Super Bowl of High School Football.” The rivalry continues with Pennsylvania leading the overall series with Ohio 9-8.
Many players are recruited by Division I colleges and universities and go on to professional careers in the NFL. There has never been a Super Bowl without a Big 33 Alumni. Some of our most well-known alums include: Tony Dorsett, Matt Millen, Joe Montana, Joe Namath, John Cappelletti, Dan Marino, Jim Kelly, Rocket Ismail, Kerry Collins and more recently Kyle Brady, Orlando Pace, Ricky Watters, Antonio Freeman, Ed McCaffrey, Marvin Harrison, Sean Gilbert, Curtis Martin and 2006 Super Bowl Champion, Ben Roethlisberger.