The introduction took place four summers ago when two youngsters from different middle schools met while pursuing the same dream: to make it with the Laguna Beach High football program.
Austin Paxson and Chris Paul said they didn't know each other before trying out for the Laguna freshman team that day in 2007. Few others did, either.
But today, the duo needs no introduction. After four years with the program — each has played on varsity for three years — both have made themselves well-known, especially within the school's football record book.
"I definitely wasn't paying attention to any of it until I was told about the records," Paxson, 17, said. "But now that I'm done playing football here, it's kind of cool to look back and see what we did, the legacy that we are leaving behind."
"I'm the same way," Paul said. "I didn't know too much about the records until I was told. I try not to get too caught up in that stuff. I just wanted to go out and play and have fun. It's great, though, to know that I was able to go into the record books."