By: Erika Fernandez | WCTV Eyewitness News
January 22, 2018
WAKULLA COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) -- The small town of Crawfordville in Wakulla County is celebrating a huge victory this morning as one of their very own is Super Bowl bound.
Former Wakulla High School War Eagle Nigel Bradham is a linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles. On Sunday night, his team clinched a spot in Super Bowl LII when they beat the Minnesota Vikings.
Scott Klees, Bradham’s former coach at Wakulla High, coached Bradham for four years and said he knew Nigel would be a special player when he stepped on the field as a freshman.
“He was an explosive player. He was an outstanding young man who worked very hard,” Klees said.
While at Wakulla, Bradham played as a linebacker, running back and tight end. He went on to win many awards including Army All-American, First Team All-State and All Big Bend Player. That success continued for Bradham when he went on to play as a linebacker for Florida State University.
“We’re very proud of him, and we’re looking forward to watching him play on the big stage,” Klees said.
Klees said Bradham is the first player from Wakulla to make it to the NFL and then head to the Super Bowl. It’s a victory for not only the Eagles in Philadelphia, but the War Eagles in Wakulla County as well.
Bradham isn't the only local talent heading to the big game. Taylor County alum LeGarrette Blount will also be playing for the Eagles.
The Big Bend will be well-represented in Super Bowl LII with RB LeGarrette Blount (Taylor County) and LB Nigel Bradham (Wakulla) both suiting up for the Philadelphia Eagles. pic.twitter.com/kMBWTV6Uqv— Kenny Morales (@KennyMoralesTV) January 22, 2018
WCTV will have continuing coverage of Bradham's road to Super Bowl LII. Check back for updates to this story.