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Alumni of Grant and Jesuit high schools faced off during the big game on Sunday, Feb. 7.

TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER ONSTOTT - NFL star Ndamukong Suh took part in a 2013 ceremony to dedicate the new turf field at Grant High School, his alma mater. He also had a memorable game at this year's Super Bowl.Tom Brady, naturally, was named MVP of Tampa Bay's 31-9 throttling of the Kansas City Chiefs on Feb. 7 in Super Bowl LV, but the difference in the game was at the line of scrimmage — particularly the battle between the Buccaneers' defensive line, including Ndamukong Suh — formerly of Grant High School in Northeast Portland — and the Chiefs' offensive line and Mike Remmers — an alumnus of Jesuit High School and Oregon State University.

Suh was credited with one-and-a-half sacks as the former Grant General collected his first Super Bowl title. His crunching sack on Patrick Mahomes provided an exclamation point on a dominating performance by Tampa Bay's defense.

The game was difficult for Remmers. The Jesuit High and Oregon State product moved from right tackle to left tackle, one of three KC offensive linemen playing out of position because of injuries.

The Bucs' win means former Oregon running back Kenjon Barner has three Super Bowl rings. He was inactive for this one, but played in six games this season before being injured. He also won with New England two years ago and Philadelphia three years ago.


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