CULVER CITY ( — There were plenty of Seattle Seahawk fans across Southern California Sunday celebrating the team’s Super Bowl win.

One fan knew Seahawk cornerback Richard Sherman personally.

“It’s special, actually, it’s really special,” said Steve Morrison, who was assistant football coach when Sherman played at Dominguez Hills High School.

“It’s mind-blowing, because everyone’s at the school talking about it,” Morrison said. “You know, every day there was somebody there wanting to talk, wanting to see, ‘Where did he walk? Where did he sit?’ He’s a normal guy…If you call him tomorrow he’d pick up the phone.”

CBS2/KCAL9 reporter Bobby Kaple spoke to fans at Backstage Bar and Grill in Culver City following the Seahawks’ 43-8 win over the Broncos.

“We’ve been going to this bar since 2005, and there’s been a lot of times we’ve come, kicking the cans, no talking, nothing…but not now!” Seahawk fan Chris Presas said.

“I think it’s pretty great; Seattle made it rain in LA,” one fan said.

“We won the Super Bowl, 12th man, we stood up,” Seahawk fan Erick Paul said. “We were loud, we were proud, we were shouting. We brought the rain to California, too, so hey.”

Sherman left the game early with an injury. But it was another Seahawk player with local roots, Malcolm Smith, a graduate of Taft High School, who was named most valuable player of the Super Bowl this year. He played football at University of Southern California and was drafted by the Seahawks in the seventh round in 2011. Another player with local ties, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, will appear on the Late Show Monday night with David Letterman.

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