FOUR & MORE: Best Inland Area NFL’ers


1. Lionel Manuel, N.Y. Giants — Born in Rancho Cucamonga, Manuel caught three passes for 43 yards in a 39-20 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXI. Manuel finished with 23 TDs in seven seasons National Football League seasons, all with the Giants. He’s now a successful restauranteur in Chandler, Arizona.

2. Antonio Pierce, N.Y. Giants — Born in Ontario, Pierce had 11 total tackles as defensive captain on a team that defeated the New England Patriots 17-14 to win Super Bowl XLII. Pierce now serves as an on-air football analyst for ESPN.

3. Alvin Walton, Washington Redskins — Born in Riverside, Walton had two sacks in a 42-10 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII. The Banning High school graduate is one of a select few to win both an NFL and a CFL title, having won the Grey Cup with the Baltimore Stallions in 1995.

4. Anthony Munoz, Cincinnati Bengals — Born in Ontario, Munoz was the Hall of Fame rock on the offensive line that went to two Super Bowls, XVI and XXIII. The Chaffey High School graduate was the No. 3 overall pick in the 1980 NFL Draft and played 13 seasons, all with the Bengals. He currently serves many charitable causes, and has a park in his hometown named in his honor.

AND MORE: Jeff Wright, Buffalo Bills — Born in San Bernardino, Wright played in Super Bowl XXV, XXVI, XXVII and XXVIII — all losses — as a reserve nose tackle for the four-time AFC champions. He currently works on a cattle ranch near Tucson, Arizona.


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