SACRAMENTO, CA - Four-time Super Bowl Champion Jesse Sapolu, who spent all 15 seasons of his illustrious NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers, hopes to bring his former team some luck by watchingSunday's NFC Championshipat his old stomping grounds in nearby Rocklin.
The former resident of Rocklin will host a viewing partyof the NFC Championshipalong with former Niners teammate Eric Wright at Strikes Unlimited in Rocklin on Sunday.
The Atlanta Falcons host the 49ers beginning at noonand the party will be held inside the Halftime Bar and Grill.
"I'm here to watch the game and entertain the Niner Empire," Sapolu told News10 after arriving from Los Angeles at the Sacramento International Airport. "These are great days to be a 49er fan again and it brings back old memories, and it's about time to go for our sixth (championship)."
Sapoluhas always had a great connection to 49ers fans after anchoring the prolific offenses alongside Hall of Fame teammates like Joe Montana, Steve Young and Jerry Rice.
Last fall, he authored a book called I Left My Heart in San Francisco, which chronicles his great career and his connection to the onlycityhe ever played for in the NFL.