Super Bowl 54 is nearing and Californians’ are excited to be going to the game! The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers will compete for the ring at Miami Gardens Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. ET.
While you’re waiting for the biggest game of the year take some time to get to know your local legend! Fountain Valley is closer to the 49ers than you think!
Ken Margerum went to Fountain Valley High School and played for the FVHS Barons in 1971. He became a 49ers great in 1987!
Ken was drafted into the NFL in 1981 and played for the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers. Prior he went to Stanford University where he made the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009.
According to Pac-12.com “A four-year letter winner from 1977-80, Margerum finished his collegiate career as the school’s all-time leading receiver with 141 receptions for 2,430 yards and 30 receiving touchdowns. The Fountain Valley, Calif. native still ranks first on Stanford’s career charts for receiving touchdowns and is 10th in career receptions.”
🏈FVHS Football History🏈
Ken was a two-sport star at Fountain Valley High School. He played as a wide receiver for the Barons and then competed in hurdles. He placed second in the California state meet in 120 high hurdles and was part of All-CIF in football. He was named Orange County Athlete of the Year when he was senior. He had his sights set on pro-football and hit the field hard.
In an interview from MercuryNews.com Ken says “I told myself if you’re going to play past high school — and my dream was to get to the NFL — you’ve got to be willing to give up your life to catch the ball.”
With the super bowl right around the corner and high school football season slowly creeping up for the next year, will the Fountain Valley Barons turn out more NFL-bound players?