Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt is riding some serious post-Super Bowl buzz in his hometown of Augusta, Ga. He spent last weekend at the Masters, where he once worked as a scoreboard operator, and he now owns a ceremonial key to the city.
The Augusta Chronicle has all the details from Whisenhunt's appearance there Thursday as a guest of the Boy Scouts. Among the nuggets of information:
Richmond Academy, which claims on its site to have been "leading and following, teaching and learning for a global community since 1783" -- retired the No. 12 football jersey Whisenhunt wore at the high school during his Muskateers career. Whisenhunt played there in the late 1970s before earning a degree in civil engineering from Georgia Tech.
Whisenhunt is himself an Eagle Scout, which means he likely earned at least 21 merit badges, assuming basic requirements have not changed.
Baseball great and Augusta GreenJackets owner Cal Ripken Jr. was there as part of the Friends of Scouting dinner.
Whisenhunt received a police escort and a seat next to Ripken at the GreenJackets' home opener.
Whisenhunt said he was "a little uncomfortable [with all the attention] because I really believe I'm just one of the guys."
Previously: ESPN video of Whisenhunt from the Masters.