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Wilson Alum Joel Bitonio Named to Historic Sixth Pro Bowl With Browns

More than 100 NFL players have come from Long Beach, which has been one of the sport’s top producers of talent for more than a century. Wilson alum Joel Bitonio has been towards the top of the list of most accomplished Long Beach NFL products for years as an interior offensive lineman with the Cleveland […]

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COLUMN: Long Beach Poly Alum DeSean Jackson Retires

With the recent retirement of Long Beach Poly alum DeSean Jackson at the conclusion of a 15-year NFL career, it’s worth taking a look back at Jackson’s historic career, which certainly puts him among the very best pro products every produced by 1600 Atlantic Ave. The school has produced more than 80 NFL alums, but […]

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LB in NFL: Seven Long Beach Products Playing in NFL This Season, Five From Long Beach Poly

WIth the start of a new NFL season, Long Beach football fans can expect new storylines, but the same story–seven Long Beach natives (including five Long Beach Poly products) will suit up on Sundays this year including a couple of historic figures. Long Beach Poly Five Jackrabbits made 53-man rosters this year, with another eight […]

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Hosts Free Football Camp at Long Beach Poly

JuJu Smith-Schuster is a busy guy. The Long Beach Poly alum won the Super Bowl with the Chiefs, and life has been a bit of a whirlwind since then, trying to squeeze in a White House visit, a ring ceremony, time with family, endorsement opportunities, and perhaps a little downtime too. But last weekend the […]

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Long Beach Poly’s JuJu Smith-Schuster Headed to Super Bowl LVII

When Super Bowl LVII arrives on Feb. 12, it will be a special moment for one of Long Beach’s biggest football stars. After the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday evening, it sent Long Beach Poly’s JuJu Smith-Schuster to the big game for the first time in his NFL career. Unfortunately, Smith-Schuster […]

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LB in NFL: 2023 Postseason Edition

The NFL Playoffs continue this weekend, and despite an expanded 14-team playoff field, there won’t be much Long Beach representation in this year’s postseason. WR JuJu Smith-Schuster will carry the banner for the city this year, returning to the playoffs as a member of the top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs. Smith-Schuster played in 16 games during […]

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Wilson’s Joel Bitonio Earns Historic Pro Bowl Nod, Named Browns’ Man of the Year

Wilson alum and Cleveland Brown offensive lineman Joel Bitonio received a historic honor recently, as he was named to his fifth consecutive NFL Pro Bowl. Bitonio, now in his ninth year in the NFL, joins rarified air from his hometown–he is now tied with the recently-retired Jurrell Casey for most Pro Bowl honors in Long […]

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LB in NFL: Long Beach Poly Still Producing New NFL Talent as 2022 Season Kicks Off

The 2022 NFL season kicks off this weekend and once again Long Beach will have several representatives on NFL rosters. Some veteran stalwarts like Joel Bitonio and Marcedes Lewis are still with the same organizations while other big names were on the move this offseason. Long Beach Poly Perhaps the biggest name in a new […]

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Hosts Free Football Camp at Long Beach Poly

Long Beach Poly alum JuJu Smith-Schuster was back at his alma mater last weekend, hosting a free football camp for Long Beach middle school students. Smith-Schuster, who graduated from Poly a decade ago, has since gone on to a Pro Bowl NFL career with the Steelers, and this offseason signed with the Chiefs. Smith-Schuster has […]