Verbum Dei Football has a rich tradition of excellence having won 3 CIF Championships (1981, 1982, and 2006). Numerous student-athletes have gone on to earn scholarships to four year universities over the years. Former Eagles that played or are currently playing in the NFL are Vernon Maxwell (1979) Colts, Lions, and Seahawks. Hardy Nickerson (1983) Steelers, Buccaneers, Jaguars, and Packers was a 5 time Pro Bowler and is currently coaching on the Bucs Staff. Kenechi Udeze (2000) Vikings. Reggie Dunn Jr. (2007) is currently with the Cowboys. And Akeem Ayers (2007) was drafted out of UCLA by the Titans. Akeem played for the World Champion Patriots in 2014 earning a Super Bowl Ring starting at outside linebacker and is currently playing for the Los Angeles Rams.
The Verbum Dei Football program competes in the South Catholic League and fields Varsity and JV teams. The 2014 Eagles tied for the South Catholic League Championship. We expect our young men to make a commitment to each other to be Verb Gentlemen. A true Verb Gentleman will be honest with himself and his teammates. We understand the desire, discipline, dedication, and determination that it takes to be a champion on and off the field. We welcome all opportunities to challenge ourselves to become the men God has called us to be. Many have entered the football program as boys and because they have made a commitment to the truth in all that they do, they have left Verbum Dei High School as men ready to serve.