The big game between the Giants and the Patriots is this weekend, and there's a local connection in the east.
Andre Brown is on the practice squad for the Giants. He graduated from J.H. Rose High School in 2004. Head coach Todd Lipe was a defensive coordinator at the time, and remembers Brown as an outstanding running back considered one of the best in the state who helped J.H. Rose win the first of four state championships in 2003. Lipe says he still keeps in touch with Brown and says he wants him to enjoy this time and have fun with it.
"I just want to tell Andre to keep his head up. He's gone through a lot of injuries. He's got some really good backs in front of him right now, but just keep his head up and keep working hard" said J.H. Rose Head Football Coach Todd Lipe
Brown attended NC State, and has played on a number of professional teams. He re-signed with the Giants for the second time last year. You can watch the Superbowl right on WITN on Sunday.