Safety Mike Scurlock is one of only two Cholla graduates to play in the NFL. He appeared in 65 games for the St. Louis Rams and Carolina Panthers. Scurlock made his mark at Cholla as a running back. After transferring from Sunnyside as a junior, Scurlock led the 4A Kino Division with 751 yards on 125 carries as a senior in 1989 despite being hampered by a pulled groin. The two-time All-Southern Arizona running back went on to play four years at Arizona at cornerback, safety and inside linebacker before being selected in the fifth round by the Rams in the 1995 NFL draft.