Heisman Trophy Winner and ESPN College Football Analyst Desmond Howard has been announced as the 2016 Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete banquet keynote speaker. The event will take place on May 26 at Naples Grande Beach Resort in Florida and is sponsored by The Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Foundation, which will then grant some of the top local students with scholarships. The winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship and the finalists will also get $5,000 a piece to go towards their college careers. This is a great honor for the 14 students who have applied for the selection, and it should make it extra special that an athlete like Howard is going to be in attendance.
The Cleveland, Ohio native was an All-American and All-Ohio star football player during his high school years, which is what paved his way to a spot on the football team at the University of Michigan. During his time at the school, Howard set or tied five NCAA records and 12 Michigan ones as well as leading the Big Ten Conference in scoring during the 1991 season with a total of 138 points. He entered the 1992 NFL Draft and was selected as the fourth overall pick by the Washington Redskins. By the time he retired from playing on the field, the Super Bowl XXXI Champion had played for several other teams including the Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders, and Detroit Lions.
Howard will be attending this year’s 2016 Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete banquet that’s happening in May at Naples Grande Beach Resort in Florida. It will be a great time and a great honor for the finalists and winner to get to hear about success from one of the NFL’s greats.
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Watch Desmond Howard Speaking about his years at Michigan: