RACINE - This is Packers country, but there was no green and gold Sunday night. It was neon green and blue. Anita Bonanno came wearing a scarf and shoes in Seahawks' colors. She can't help but smile. That's her grandson on the field.
"He's a good boy, he really is," said Bonanno.
When #42 on the Seahawks' special teams stepped onto the field, this crowd went wild. Chris Maragos grew up in Racine. He went to Horlick High School where he lettered in football and track. His speed has gotten him noticed.
“Tell me how running track can help a football player in general? Well it works with your speed and agility ‘cause he’s a defensive back and needs to have foot work and that and track is a great thing for that," said Anthony D'Alie, Maragos' former coach.
It's a great night for these guys, the first time a former player has made it all the way to the Super Bowl.
“He’s just, just a great kid, great family, very grounded, when he comes back to Racine, he calls him Coach Tony, he calls me Coach Bob," said Bob Evans, Maragos' former coach.
Rick Bonanno throws this Super Bowl party every year, but with the local connection, the size of the crowd doubled!