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Grant Calcaterra selected #198
The Philadelphia Eagles selected Grant Calcaterra ‘16 #198 (6th round) in the 2022 NFL Draft. As a senior at Southern Methodist, Calcaterra caught 38 passes for 465 yards and four touchdowns. He was an NFL Combine Invite, Reese's Senior Bowl Invite, Second-Team All-AAC, Mackey Award Watch List, NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Big Board, College Gridiron Showcase Watch List, PFF All-AAC Third Team, Phil Steele All-AAC Second Team, NFF Hampshire Honor Society and a Team Captain. He played 3 years at Oklahoma where he caught 41 passes for 637 yards with 9 touchdowns and was an All-Big 12 First-Team selection.
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Kekoa Crawford signs with Colts
Crawford led the Cal Golden Bears in receptions last season with 40 to go along with 513 receiving yards for an average of 12.83 yards per catch. He 96 career catches for 1307 yards receiving with six TD grabs in 45 collegiate games and 18 starts as a 2016 freshman and 2017 sophomore at Michigan, before sitting out 2018 and then transferring to Cal in 2019, where he had 75 receptions for 1017 yards and four touchdowns in 21 contests and 17 starts.
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KJ Costello signs with Chargers
The Los Angeles Chargers today signed quarterback KJ Costello. Costello, who participated in the team's rookie minicamp this offseason, played the final season of his college career at Mississippi State in 2020 after spending three seasons at Stanford. Over the course of his four-year career, Costello threw for 7,434 yards 55 touchdowns.
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Carson Palmer - College Football HOF
Congratulations to 1998 Santa Margarita graduate Carson Palmer for being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. The winner of the 2002 Heisman Trophy, Carson Palmer helped ushered in a new era of dominance at USC and finished his career as the Pac-10's all-time leading passer. At Santa Margarita Carson led the Eagles to 2 CIF-SS championships and the 1997 California Division II State Championship.
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SMCHS Football Tradition

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CALIFORNIA
STATE CHAMPIONS
1997 California Division II State Champions
2011 California Division I State Champions

1996 CIF-SS Division V Champions
1997 CIF-SS Division V Champions
1998 CIF-SS Division V Finalist
2011 CIF-SS PAC-5 Champions
2017 CIF-SS Academic Champions


NATIONALLY RANKED
1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2011, 2012, 2017
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CIF-SS
CHAMPIONS
CIF-SS PLAYOFFS
1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021

CIF-SS QUARTER-FINALS
1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 2001, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2021

CIF-SS SEMI-FINALS
1990, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2006, 2011
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NFL
ATHLETES
1 Heisman Trophy Winner
1 Outland Trophy Winner
1 Johnny Unitas Award Winner
1 Walter Peyton Award Winner
3 Elite 11 Quarterbacks
#9 Maxpreps Most Dominant Program
in California (2008-18)

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
1996, 1997, 2000, 2001
(Sea View, Serra)

* SMCHS competes in the Trinity League which is ranked as the toughest High School Football league in America.

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