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Super Bowl dream comes true for Americus native

By Joey Donia - bio | email

January 27, 2009

Tampa Bay FL (WALB) -

Many kids dream of one day playing in the Super Bowl.

For Americus native Leonard Pope that dream is about to become reality.

Pope and his Arizona teammates will take on Pittsburgh Sunday in Super Bowl XLIII.

Leonard could hardly take the smile off his face at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday.

Pope has won two high school football state championships at Americus and two bowl games with Georgia but knows that the Super Bowl is on a completely different level.

"It's almost like a dream come true you know what I mean. I'm sitting here my third year in the NFL and I just take it as a blessing because you know. A lot of guys go 7 or 8 years and not even make it to the big show and here we are."

Super Bowl XLIII is set to kick off on Sunday around 6:30. The game will air on WALB.

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