John Soderman – Reporter

Soderman serves as the PPR South Bay Game of the Week correspondent.

After service in the United States Marine Corps, Soderman was a police officer for the Tustin, California Police Department for three years. He was also involved in sports from early on. His career culminated as a pitcher in Minor League Baseball for the Oakland Athleticsand the California Angels, currently known as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He once gave up a homerun to then 17-year-old former San Diego Padres star, Tony Gwynn. "I was horrible," says Soderman. "I threw three pitches…a double, a triple and a homerun."”

He has worked in eight different markets including Los Angeles and San Diego. Soderman’s passion for the Prep Pigskin Report stems from what it means to the community and players he covers each week. "In my humble opinion," says Soderman, "the PPR, created by Paul Rudy, is hands down the best high school football show in the country!"

In his spare time, he plays drums for the local Motown band The Corvelles. He has been with the group for nine years and has performed at previous Silver Pigskin Galas.

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