Ask Falls Church High School Head Football Coach Said Aziz whom he thinks will win Super Bowl XLVII and he won’t hesitate to say it’s the San Francisco 49ers.
Aziz, however, does want to his former Stafford High School player and now Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith, to have a good game. In 2005 when Smith was quarterback at Stafford in Northern Virginia, Aziz was the offensive line coach and defensive coordinator.
“He was a really good kid,” Aziz said Friday. “I do want Torrey to have a good game.”
According to the Ravens website, before playing his college football at the University of Maryland, Smith earned honorable mention All-Northwest Region as a quarterback his senior year. Smith also earned All-District academic honors as a junior and senior.
Ravens and 49ers fans alike will be gathering Sunday to watch the Super Bowl in Falls Church at restaurants and bars and at parties. Game coverage kicks off at 6:30 p.m.
Aziz said he only coached Smith during the 2005 season at Stafford, the NFL star’s senior year. That year, according to the Ravens’ website, Smith ran for 815 and 12 TDs on 155 carries and also completed 9 of 25 passes for 230 yards and two more touch downs. Smith caught 49 passes during the regular season for 855 yards and scored eight touchdowns.
Aziz said he and Smith text occasionally and he’s proud of his former player. He said he wants to see Smith do well, but he believes the 49ers have a more athletic team.
“They [the 49ers] have a better defense and a more efficient run game,” Aziz said.
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