When you’re watching the Super Bowl this Sunday, keep an eye out for the Seattle Seahawks starting right tackle Breno Giacomini.
You may remember Giacomini from a Medford/Malden Thanksgiving Day game in the early 2000s, he played football at Malden High School, where he graduated from in 2004.
Believe it or not, the now 6-foot-7, 318-pound Giacomini played quarterback his freshman year at Malden. He then played linebacker, before deciding to focus solely on basketball his junior year.
Giacomini, 28, played college football at Louisville, was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 5th Round in 2008 and was acquired by the Seahawks in 2010.
Now quarterback Russell Wilson’s protector, Giacomini will be tasked with blocking the Denver Broncos’ pass rush Sunday and creating holes for running back Marshawn Lynch.
If you’re looking for Malden’s native son on Sunday, he’ll be wearing No. 68 and be on the right end of the Seahawks’ offensive line (to Russell Wilson’s right that is).
You can follow Giacomini on Twitter at @68Breno.
Super Bowl XLVIII, between the Seahawks and Broncos, kicks off from Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2. The game will be televised on Fox.Will you be able to root for Giacomini on Sunday? Or does your Medford/Malden rivalry run too deep?