NFL

It’s Famous Friday!

2019-07-04T21:38:26+00:00July 4th, 2019|

Franco Harris Franco Harris was one of the greats in the NFL who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Franco Harris was born in Fort Dix, New Jersey, on March 7, 1950.  He was the son of Cad and Gina Harris.  His father was an African American soldier who served in World War II and his mother was Italian who he met and married during the war. Harris grew up in New Jersey, and earned a scholarship to play football at Penn State University.  While there, he became an All-American fullback.  [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2019-04-25T22:01:18+00:00April 25th, 2019|

Famous Friday: Phillip Lindsay Phillip Lindsay is the first undrafted offensive player ever to make it to the NFL’s Pro Bowl! Not only did the 24 year old running back for the Denver Broncos take an unlikely path to the Pro Bowl, but he is living an unlikely NFL life! Phillip is the middle child of Troy and Diane Lindsay’s five children, each of whom went to college on a full ride athletic scholarship. The Lindsay family is incredibly close and Phillip is taking full advantage of playing for his [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2018-11-09T06:29:06+00:00November 9th, 2018|

QB Patrick Mahomes "Mahomes' talent is as good as anybody who has ever played the game." - Brett Favre Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes has captivated football fans this year and become the most exciting player in the NFL. Mahomes, in just his second NFL season, has led his team to a thrilling 8-1 start and, with eight 300 yard passing games in a row, has found himself as the current MVP favorite! The frenzy over this new superstar reminds me of the way fans react to LeBron! This [...]

Project RACE and Nike

2020-09-29T01:29:04+00:00September 10th, 2018|

Project RACE and Nike I was in Turlock, California today. It’s where Colin Kaepernick grew up—a multiracial boy adopted by white parents in a city where African American comprise less than 2% of the population. I saw one black person there today in a sea of white faces. I can only imagine that life there was challenging for him. Yet he played football on teams with predominately white players. He made friends and had family; he survived. And he always stood up for what he believed in. Colin Kaepernick did [...]

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