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Monday, January 2, 2012
Three L.A. North players in Fiesta

By Tim Haddock

There are only three players from the L.A. North region in the Fiesta Bowl between Stanford and Oklahoma State. Both are on Stanford's team.

Delano Howell, a Hart High graduate, is making his final collegiate start for Stanford. The senior is a two-time All-Pac-10 selection at strong safety and has seven career interceptions.

Jonathan Martin, a North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake graduate, is a fourth-year junior and one of the nation's top offensive tackles. He was an All-American in 2010 and has earned conference honors since his freshman season. He could be a top pick in the NFL draft if he chooses to leave school.

Sam Mercer, a graduate of Chaminade, walked on to the team as a freshman. He is an inside linebacker