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On Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers will have a small, but passionate, fan base 90 miles south of Baltimore in Woodbridge, Va, home of Hylton (Woodbridge, Va.), the alma mater of 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks.

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Ahmad Brooks, San Francisco 49ers

Brooks starred on varsity for four seasons for the Northern Virginia school and captured National Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior.

Now, on the verge of winning the Super Bowl, the Hylton community is hoping Brooks and the 49ers emerge with a victory on Sunday.

"Everybody's pulling for him, that the hometown boy does good," Brooks' high school coach Bill Brown told the LakeRidge-Occoquan Patch.

As a sophomore Brooks quickly became a legend at Hylton during the team's state final game, which it trailed in the fourth quarter.

"He intercepted a pass that gave us a chance to win, and he caught the touchdown pass," Brown said.

Check out more on Brooks' high school career in the Way Back When video below.