MANATEE -- Three Manatee County high schools have been named to the Super Bowl High School Honor Roll.
The schools were presented with a golden football, to celebrate their contribution to the National Football League and the Super Bowl. A Wilson Golden Football was distributed for each player who graduated from the school and was on an active Super Bowl roster, according to the NFL.
Florida had the third highest number of golden footballs -- 218 -- following California (432) and Texas (326).
In Manatee County:
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on the roster for the Arizona Cardinals during Super Bowl XLIII, and the Denver Broncos during Super Bowl XLVIII, graduated from Lakewood Ranch High School.
Henry Lawrence, on the roster for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders for Super Bowl XI, XV, XVIII; Tyrone Williams on the roster for the Green Bay Packers for Super Bowl XXXI, XXXII; and Alvoid Mays on the roster for the Washington Redskins for Super Bowl XXVI and Bill Anderson on the roster for the Green Bay Packers for Super Bowl I, graduated from Manatee High School.
Peter Warrick, on the roster for the Seattle Seahawks for Super Bowl XL, graduated from Southeast High School.
The NFL Foundation will also give the schools an opportunity to apply for grants of up to $5,000 to support their football programs, and education curriculum.