Former Independence High School football coach Tom Knotts was invited to the Super Bowl last weekend by Giants’ receiver Hakeem Nicks. Knotts coached Nicks at Independence during the record-setting win streak in the mid 2000s. Nicks, who caught 10 passes in the game, posed with Knotts after the win.
Knotts texted words of encouragement after the game to another NFL wide receiver he coached in high school, Mohamed Massaquoi of the Cleveland Browns. According to Massaquoi on Twitter, Knotts said, “You’re next–get me there.”