Former NFL coach Dan Reeves spoke earlier this month at the Altamaha Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes Annual Fundraising Banquet that happened on May 12 in Jesup. The former athlete took the time to jest with the audience some of his storytelling of how he learned to accept Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior by sharing that he had a “drug” problem in his youth, being that his mother drug him to church every chance she could. In addition to that, Reeves also discussed what it was like for him during the 1970s to be both a player and a coach for the Cowboys.
The Rome, Georgia native got his football career started when he attended the University of South Carolina on a sports scholarship and played as the team’s quarterback during 1962-1964. Even though he went undrafted upon graduating from the University of South Carolina, Reeves got an offer from the Dallas Cowboys with whom he signed with in 1965 as a safety player but eventually became a halfback. The two-time Super Bowl Champion retired from playing football at the end of the 1972 season to become a full-time assistant coach, and by 1981 he became the youngest head coach in the NFL after signing on with the Denver Broncos. After his coaching days were over, Reeves still stayed active in the football community by working as a color analyst for the Westwood One radio network.
Reeves recently traveled to Jesup, Georgia to speak at this year’s Altamaha Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes annual Fundraising Banquet that happened earlier this month. There was a very successful turnout and all who got to attend were very pleased with the event.
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