La’Roi Glover, PLHS class of 1992, was a star NFL player who earned numerous honors in high school as a defensive lineman on the memorable 1990 Pointer squad that won a CIF championship under coach Bennie Edens.
Glover earned honors in 1990, along with PLHS teammates Dan White (quarterback) and NFL standout receiver J. J. Stokes.
At 6:15 p.m. on Friday, Glover’s No. 76 Pointer jersey will be retired in an onfield ceremony Glover is expected to attend, according to PLHS athletic director John Murphy.
During that 1990 season, Glover totaled 77 tackles, 17.5 sacks and six fumble recoveries and forced six fumbles, earning the honor of San Diego Co-Player of the Year.
Glover’s jersey is the third at Point Loma High to be retired. He joins the ranks of other former Point Loma players to have their PLHS jerseys retired: Marcel Brown (No. 22) and Eric Allen (No. 25).
Also excelling as a heavyweight wrestler and shotputter, Glover later starred at San Diego State University before being selected in the fifth round of the 1996 pro football draft by the Oakland Raiders.
Glover played 13 seasons with the Raiders, New Orleans Saints, Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Rams before announcing his retirement on June 22. He was selected to the Pro Bowl six consecutive years (2000-05).
In August 1999, while a member of the New Orleans Saints, Glover formed the La’Roi Glover Foundation. Since 2000, the foundation has been presenting $5,000 scholarships annually to a graduating young man and woman from Point Loma High.
Criteria for the scholarships, according to Glover’s website, include “GPA (grade point average), extracurricular activities, strong recommendations and compelling essays about why the student is deserving of the award.”
Glover and his wife, Spring, recently hosted a back-to-school shopping spree at Target for 40 local deserving students.
Glover’s foundation benefits children in all the cities where he played, including supporting children’s hospitals. For his work, he was named “Walter Payton Man of the Year” by the St. Louis Rams in 2007.
Glover lives in San Diego with his wife and children La’Roi Jr., Neomie and Sophia.
The Western League homecoming game Friday pits Point Loma (3-2) against undefeated Mission Bay (5-0) and USC-bound quarterback Dillon Baxter.