Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin got a blast from the past when he stepped on the field on Sunday as his former high school principal refereed the team's game against the Carolina Panthers.
Peter Morelli is an NFL ref and the principal at St. Mary's High in Stockton, Calif., where Doug Martin spent his formative years. And while many people would do anything to avoid their principal post-high school, Martin seemed pretty ecstatic about it.
Morelli being a ref is probably great practice for his day job, as coralling teenagers must seem like a breeze after dealing with angry NFL players and petulant coaches on Sundays.
- Brendan Maloy