Prior to making headlines as Mr. Irrelevant, Brock Purdy was a standout quarterback at Iowa State before becoming the starter for the San Francisco 49ers.

He went from unknown to national spotlight as a sophomore, and became Cylcone's greatest quarterback by his senior year.

Among those who offered Brock Purdy a scholarship were Alabama, Texas A&M, Boise State, and others. The Scholarship saved him.

As a three-star quarterback at Perry High School in Glendale, Arizona, as a member of the 2016 and 2017 Arizona state championship teams, he lost both games.

Athletes from the Arizona Conference 6A will be able to recall Purdy's 2017 seasons when he threw for 4,410 yards and 57 touchdowns (a conference record

Purdy won the Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year award at the end of his 2017 season after rushing for 1,106 yards and ten touchdowns.

Stan Becton has served as a reporter for since 2021 and has since held positions as a reporter covering FCS, track and field, cross country, and historically black colleges and universities.

The 2021 Celebration Bowl will be his third time covering a college football championship, next to DI Track & Field Championships and Men's Frozen Four.