Legendary Washington Redskins’ quarterback Joe Theismann was announced as a keynote speaker for this year’s 2016 DIstinguished Citizens Award Annual Dinner. The event is happened on April 19th and took place at the Best Western Genetti Hotel and Conference Center and was hosted by the Northwestern Pennsylvania Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Theismann talked to the audience for a while about his time as a professional NFL player and sports commentator, and shared a few good stories from his past. Overall it was a fantastic time for everyone who got to attend.
The Super Bowl XVII champion started building his reputation in football during his years in college playing for Notre Dame by leading his team to becoming a ranked team. In the 1971 NFL Draft he was picked by the Miami Dolphins, but chose to play for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League instead for the first two seasons of his career. By 1974 Theismann was back in the USA and went on to join the Washington Redskins for 11 years, and even led them to their first championship in four decades. After retiring from the sport he served as a color commentator on and off for big TV networks like ESPN and the NFL Network.
Theismann spoke at this year’s 2016 Distinguished Citizens Awards Annual DInner last month and had an opportunity to share some of his great moments in sports with the people who attended the dinner and ceremony.
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