Martinez & Reed battle for Super Bowl bid - Tucson News Now

Martinez & Reed battle for Super Bowl bid

Tucson, AZ (KOLD) - Two guys born and raised in Tucson, two linebackers, two different teams... but only one ticket to the Super Bowl. Blake Martinez and Brooks Reed will share the Georgia Dome this Sunday in the NFC Championship game as one local linebacker will get the invite to play on the sports biggest stage.

Martinez (CDO/ Santa Rita) never got to play against Reed (Sabino/ University of Arizona) during their high school days. Reed graduated high school in 09, Martinez graduated in 11'. But their first "football" meeting will be worth the wait. 

KOLD Sports Anchor Dave Cooney sat down with two of the men that helped pave the path to their NFL success, their high school head coaches. Jay Campos and Dusty Peace discuss the fandom they share for their former players. 

Copyright 2017 Tucson News Now All Rights Reserved 

  • SportsMore>>

  • Hometown hero Harper wins thrilling HR Derby over Schwarber

    Hometown hero Harper wins thrilling HR Derby over Schwarber

    Monday, July 16 2018 10:47 PM EDT2018-07-17 02:47:41 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 1:42 AM EDT2018-07-17 05:42:36 GMT
    Washington Nationals Bryce Harper (34) reacts to his winning hit during the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby, Monday, July 16, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Washington Nationals Bryce Harper (34) reacts to his winning hit during the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby, Monday, July 16, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Harper thrills home crowd and father by winning Home Run Derby over Schwarber 19-18.

    Harper thrills home crowd and father by winning Home Run Derby over Schwarber 19-18.

  • D-backs offer free kids' tickets to upcoming home series

    D-backs offer free kids' tickets to upcoming home series

    Monday, July 9 2018 1:14 PM EDT2018-07-09 17:14:17 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 12:24 PM EDT2018-07-16 16:24:48 GMT
    The D-backs are offering free tickets for kids for their upcoming match-up against the Colorado Rockies. (Source: Arizona Diamondbacks)The D-backs are offering free tickets for kids for their upcoming match-up against the Colorado Rockies. (Source: Arizona Diamondbacks)
    The D-backs are offering free tickets for kids for their upcoming matchup against the Colorado Rockies. (Source: Arizona Diamondbacks)The D-backs are offering free tickets for kids for their upcoming matchup against the Colorado Rockies. (Source: Arizona Diamondbacks)

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are generating buzz around their upcoming series by offering free tickets for kids 15 years old and under for games on July 20-22 at Chase Field, according to a press release.

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are generating buzz around their upcoming series by offering free tickets for kids 15 years old and under for games on July 20-22 at Chase Field, according to a press release.

  • Young, joyful France beats Croatia 4-2 to win 2nd World Cup

    Young, joyful France beats Croatia 4-2 to win 2nd World Cup

    Sunday, July 15 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-07-15 17:03:26 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 10:53 AM EDT2018-07-16 14:53:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Martin Meissner). France's Kylian Mbappe, front, celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Martin Meissner). France's Kylian Mbappe, front, celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.
    France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 in a match briefly interrupted by an on-field protest that Russian punk band Pussy Riot later took credit for.
    France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 in a match briefly interrupted by an on-field protest that Russian punk band Pussy Riot later took credit for.
Powered by Frankly