Lost & found: new Watters gold football on way after mix-up
HARRISBURG, Pa. —
There's only one Ricky Watters.
But unfortunately for the National Football League, there's two Bishop McDevitt High Schools.
Watters' gold football, produced by Wilson as part of the NFL's Super Bowl High School Honor Roll program, was mistakenly sent to Bishop McDevitt High School in Wyncote, instead of Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, where Watters graduated in 1987, CBS 21 Sports Director Jason Bristol has discovered.
Bristol recently called the Wyncote school, prompting an official there to look for the ball. Once it was located, the school then shipped Watters' ball to Bishop McDevitt in Harrisburg.
There was only one problem, however: the ball has 'Wyncote' printed on it.
Bristol then contacted the NFL on Thursday and a league rep says it will have Wilson produce a new ball for Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg as soon as possible.
Watters, a running back, scored three times in San Francisco's victory over the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX. He now lives in California.
Bishop McDevitt held a pep rally on Friday and had Bristol present the 'Wyncote' ball to the school, two days before Super Bowl 50.