COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — One of Joe Burrow’s high school coaches will be among the thousands in attendance when the Cincinnati Bengals play the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI.
Nathan White is the current head football coach of the Athens Bulldogs, but he was the quarterbacks’ coach and offensive coordinator when Burrow was there. The two regularly keep in touch.
“I usually text him every Sunday after the game,” White said. “We fire back a couple, and that’s it.”
On Sunday, White said Burrow called him and told him he came up with two extra tickets. White and his wife accepted the offer.
“To us around here, he’s just Joe,” White said. “I don’t mean just Joe, but it’s no different than you know five of his other teammates that I’ve talked to in the last month you know. The fact that he was calling wasn’t shocking. The fact that he offered me Super Bowl tickets was incredible.”
White said he does not know if he will meet up with Burrow while in Los Angeles, but he is hopeful the two do see each other.
“If everything goes according to planned and the way I want it to, I would stand outside that stadium for five hours and wait on him if I got a chance to see him, and give home a hug, and congratulate him so hopefully it works out that way, but who knows.”
Kickoff in Super Bowl LVI is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.