It’s not every day that two former high school teammates end up competing against each other in the biggest game of the year, but that’s exactly what will happen on Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs face off in Super Bowl LIV. Two former football players from the same Utah high school, Bingham High School, will be playing in the big game: Fred Warner of the 49ers and Daniel Sorensen of the Chiefs.
Fred Warner and Daniel Sorensen both graduated from Bingham High School in South Jordan, Utah in 2013. Warner was a standout linebacker for the Miners, while Sorensen was a standout safety. Both players went on to play college football at BYU before eventually being drafted into the NFL.
Warner was drafted in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. He has gone on to be an integral part of the 49ers’ success this season, starting all 16 games and recording career-highs in tackles (118) and sacks (4.5).
Sorensen, meanwhile, was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2014. He has since become a key contributor in the Chiefs’ secondary, recording career-highs in tackles (78) and interceptions (3) this season.
The two former high school teammates will now face off in the biggest game of the year, the Super Bowl. It’s a remarkable feat for two players from the same high school to end up competing in the biggest game in the world. It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of both Warner and Sorensen, and a great story for Bingham High School.