APTOS, Calif. -- The football field at Trent Dilfer's high
school will be named after his late son.
The Pajaro Valley Unified School District board voted
unanimously Wednesday to approve calling the Aptos High School
football field "Trevin Dilfer Memorial Field."
Trevin Dilfer died in 2003 at the age of 5, 40 days after
contracting a virus that attacked his heart.
"Trevin was a fighter," athletic director Mark Dorman said.
"He fought to the very end. We don't want to forget that."
Trent Dilfer, the backup quarterback for the San Francico 49ers,
graduated from Aptos High in 1989.
The Dilfers also made a "significant" contribution to the
campaign to raise more than $800,000 to cover the cost of replacing
the field's natural turf with an all-weather synthetic surface.
The school also received $50,000 from the first annual Trent
Dilfer Invitational, a golf tournament hosted by Dilfer earlier
"Community is really important to us, especially after losing
our son," Trent and Cassandra Dilfer said in a written statement.
"Trevin was all about community, about having fun, about sharing,
Dilfer was the starting quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens
when they won the Super Bowl following the 2000 season. He also
played for Tampa Bay, Seattle and Cleveland before being acquired
this offseason by the 49ers.