Former Cardinals coach Jennifer Welter recently spoke on CBS Sports Radio and stated that she believes that one day, women will play in the NFL alongside men. Welter historically was the first female to coach in the NFL, and proved that women are able to coach men in this very sport. She insists that these days, there are plenty of girls leagues and that they are getting started at a younger and younger age, which means that they do not have to catch up to their male counterparts as much. With this knowledge, the coach is sure that someday females will pave their way to the fields of the professional leagues.
The Vero Beach, Florida native is a former player of several professional women’s football teams such as the Dallas Diamonds and the Dallas Dragons, so she has had plenty of experience when it comes to the football industry. In addition to that, she was a member of Team USA at the Federation of American Football’s Women’s World Champion Games during the 2010 and 2013 events and even brought home the gold medals. In February of this year she was given the job as the linebackers and special teams coach for the Texas Revolution, a men’s professional indoor football team. She was also asked to be a preseason and training coach for the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals this summer and has proven that her knowledge and skills were taken seriously during her time in Phoenix.
Welter recently spoke to CBS Sports Radio about her thoughts on women playing in the NFL, and it was clearly stated that she believes that one day, females will be on the field. The former Cardinals intern helped blur the gender lines herself a little bit by becoming the first female coach with a professional team, so who know’s what will come next.
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Indianapolis Colts great Jeff Saturday was this year’s main speaker for the 25th Annual Elkhart Prayer Breakfast on July 20th at the Elkhart Memorial High School in Indiana. Before he even began to talk, Saturday was greeted with a standing ovation as a salute to his career representing their state in the sports world. The audience really enjoyed hearing the NFL great talk about his career from a first person point of view, and he discussed a lot of his challenges as well as the things that he learned along the way.
The Atlanta, Georgia native was a well-known football star during his high school years, which appropriately earned him an athletic scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Despite how well he did on the team and how high he was ranked among his athletic peers, Saturday went undrafted in the 1998 NFL Draft. However, in 1999 he got the attention of the Colts who signed him on the team that January. The six-time Pro Bowl player stayed with the Colts for 12 seasons before briefly joining the Packers’ roster just prior to his retirement. These days he works as an analyst for ESPN, which he enjoys because he is able to spend more time with his family.
Saturday spoke at this year’s 25th Annual Elkhart Prayer Breakfast that happened earlier this month in Indiana and was able to inspire some of his long time fans as well as tell them stories from his interesting career.
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NFL star LaMarr Woodley was the keynote speaker for this year’s event hosted by The Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce and Saginaw Promise organization to raise money for the youth in the surrounding area. The gathering took place in the Horizons Conference Center, and Woodley discussed the dedication it took for him to accomplish all of the things he did in his career and his personal life as well. The athlete also commented at how impressed he was by the Saginaw County kids and encouraged them to keep up the great work and sweat that they are putting into their goals.
The Saginaw, Michigan native was in the top 3 linebackers rated by Rivals.com during his high school years, and he ended up accepting an admission to play for the University of Michigan Spartans. He stayed with the team for three years until 2006, and entered in the 2007 NFL Draft where he was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Woodley stayed with the team for six years before doing a couple brief stints with the Oakland Raiders and Arizona Cardinals. These days he is a free agent, but still loves anything to do with football.
Woodley recently went back to his home town of Saginaw to speak at a convention to raise funds for local youth that live in the county. It took place in the Horizons Conference Center and was a huge success.
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Former MSU college basketball player and first athlete with autism to be on a Big 10 basketball team Anthony Ianni is scheduled to speak at the anti-bullying rally taking place in Allegan on July 22. The event is being hosted by the town’s Riverfront Plaza, and Bryce Frost, the manager of the “Stop the Bullying Now” campaign was delighted to have Ianni on board. The former Spartan knows exactly what it’s like to be different and battle some of the harsh words shot at him by peers, so it’s fitting that he can stand up in front of kids now to declare that anyone can do anything that they put their mind to.
Ianni was the first person with autism to make it on a NCAA basketball team and also graduate from MSU, which has made him a huge inspiration to the local community and to people with autism all around the country. The 26 year old comes from two parents who were also both collegiate athletes, and he was born with that same inspiration to follow in their footsteps at MSU. He graduated with his degree in 2012 and now travels all over the country speaking to students as a motivational speaker. In October of 2013, Ianni combined forces with the Department of Civil Rights in Michigan to work on the “Relentless Tour”, which has led him to many other speaking engagements around the United States to deliver his words of encouragement to young adults who are in similar situations that he was in at their age.
Ianni is participating in a anti-bully campaign this July at Allegan Riverfront Plaza, and it’s bound to be both a fulfilling and mind-opening discussion for everyone that attends.
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Former Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley was back in his hometown in Texas this July to showcase his upcoming football camp for kids in Diboll. Lots of people came out to the Buffalo Wild Wings location in Lufkin to meet and greet with the former NFL star, and to register for the camp that he is putting together. The football clinic itself is free of charge, however, kids who wish to participate in it were required to write an essay about what their goals in life are aside from sports. Finley wants to make sure that they know that a career as a professional athlete isn’t a end-all be-all, and that they need to prepare for the other opportunities that might come their way.
The Lufkin, Texas native was a football player during his high school years, and was so good that he was offered scholarships from several schools including Texas, Arizona, Houston, Texas Tech and Texas A&M, but decided to go with the University of Texas. Finley entered the 2008 NFL Draft where he was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the third round, and stayed with the team for five seasons until 2013. He unfortunately had a spinal cord injury in 2013, which ultimately forced him to end his career early.
Finley will be hosting a football camp near his old stomping grounds for local kids for free, and it’s going to be a fantastic experience for the youngsters. Not only do they get to learn from an athlete that’s been at the top, but they’ll also get reminded at the importance of education.
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CEO of The Kraft Group and owner of the New England Patriots Robert Kraft recently delivered the keynote speech at the 85th Yeshiva University Commencement Ceremony in New York City at the Madison Square Garden. The talk took place on May 25th, and Kraft emphasized the importance of what it means to be humble and practice Jewish values to the student body. In addition to that, Kraft talked about how his own father was the very inspiration for many of his own moral foundations and was his role model to help him become the successful man that he is today. It was a very motivating speech and left the audience with a lot more to think about after hearing Kraft’s pearls of wisdom.
The Brookline, Massachusetts native grew up in a very Orthodox Jewish family setting as the son of a rabbi, which meant that he spent a lot of his time at Hebrew school instead of participating in school sports. However, He ended up attending and graduating from Columbia University for his bachelors’, and then received his MBA degree from Harvard Business School. By 1974 Kraft and five other associates purchased their first sports team, the Boston Lobsters, which eventually evolved into him purchasing and owning other teams such as the New England Patriots.
Robert Kraft recently spoke at the 85th Yeshiva University graduation ceremony that happened this past spring on May 25th, and it was a very motivating talk that was a great way to send off the school’s newest graduates into the world.
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Former NBA player Lance Allred is scheduled to speak at this year’s TEDxSaltLakeCity event at Kingsbury Hall on September 17. There will be 13 presenters, however Allred will be discussing stories from his life as a basketball player both in the United States and abroad, and he hopes to be able to inspire and empower the people that he speaks to. Tickets for the event went on sale on July 18th, so fans and people wanting to attend the TEDxSaltLakeCity event are encouraged to purchase them as soon as possible.
The Salt Lake City native was born legally deaf and despite people expecting him to turn into a social introvert, Allred did just the opposite. He spent two years playing for the University of Utah but didn’t get to see much playing time with the basketball team, so he transferred to Weber State where his talents were put to good use. The 6’11 player began his professional career in a French League and bounced around to many different teams and also played in other overseas leagues in countries like Spain, Mexico, Italy and Puerto Rico. In addition to sports, Allred is also an author and had his biography published in 2009, titled “Longshot: The Adventures of a Deaf Fundamentalist Mormon Kid and His Journey to the NBA”. He is currently working on two more fiction novels that have not yet hit the shelves.
Allred is going to be attending and speaking at the TEDx event that’s happening in Salt Lake City later this year, and it is sure to be a fun and thrilling experience for everyone who gets to go.
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New Chicago Bulls superstar Dwayne Wade certainly knows a thing or too about the business of sports. This past Thursday, he lent his expertise as the keynote speaker at a sports and entertainment summit. The summit was put on in Los Angeles by Variety and Sports Illustrated. As part of the presentation, Wade was interviewed by SI’s Lee Jenkins on stage. Wade talked extensively about his move to the Bulls. He also addressed the powerful speech that he and fellow stars Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James and Chris Paul delivered the night before at the ESPYs.
Wade went back to his hometown team this off-season after spending the first 13 years of his career with the Miami Heat. During his lengthy stay in Miami, he built one of the greatest sports careers in the history of South Florida. Originally the fifth overall pick of the 2003 NBA Draft, Wade holds the Heat’s franchise scoring record. He is a 12-time All-Star and has been named to the All-NBA team on eight occasions. Wade has won three championships and was NBA Finals MVP in 2006. He also has gold and bronze Olympic medals as a member of USA Basketball.
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One NBA legend helped the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement raise some money last month. Nate Archibald was the speaker at their Executives Law & Legends Breakfast of Champions. The breakfast was held in New York City at the Harvard Club. Archibald talked about the importance of community during his presentation. Fellow retired NBA star Otis Birdsong also spoke at the event. This past weekend, NOBLE held a golf tournament as well that raised money for their National Scholarship Program and The Law & Your Community program.
Archibald was a seven-time All-Star during his 14-year career. The second round pick of the Cincinnati Royals in 1970 would quickly leave an indelible mark on the game. In his third season, Archibald became the only NBA player to ever lead the league in scoring and assists in a single season. Later in his career, he became an essential piece that helped the Boston Celtics build a dynasty. From 1979-1982, the Celtics boasted the league’s best record and Archibald won the only championship of his career in 1981. He is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
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Miami Dolphins legendary quarterback Dan Marino was the featured speaker earlier this month at the first ever All-Stars Preps Best of Rock River Valley Banquet that happened on June 20 in Rockford, Illinois. The event was sponsored by Mercyhealth and had existed in the past for a while, however, it was only recently brought back into motion. The committee in charge of this fantastic banquet couldn’t think of anyone better than NFL star Dan Marino to be the speaker, and it was a huge success with everyone who went and got to hear what Marino had to say about his trials and accomplishments during his career.
The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native grew up a natural athlete in both football and baseball, and he was even drafted to play for the Kansas City Royals in 1979 but decided to pursue college football instead. He ended up attending the University of Pittsburgh and was a part of their football program from 1979 through 1982, before entering the 1983 NFL Draft where he was selected in the first round by the Los Angeles Express, but decided to sign with the Miami Dolphins instead. The nine-time Pro Bowl player held the record for the most touchdown passes for two decades before it was broken by Peyton Manning, as well as several other awards and achievements. After his 16 year long career in the NFL, Marino retired as a player and later returned to the Dolphins as the Senior Vice President of Football Operations for a short amount of time. In addition to that he has been a sports analyst for programs on CBS, and serves as a special advisers to the Dolphins as of 2014.
Marino was in Illinois earlier this summer to speak at the inaugural All-Star Preps Best of Rock River Valley Banquet that happened on June 20th. There’s no doubt that he was a great choice to resurrect this banquet and that and it was a lot of fun and informative as well.
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