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Ray Lewis is widely considered to be one of the most dominant defensive players in the history of the NFL. Lewis led the Baltimore Ravens to victory in Super Bowl XXXV (where he was named Super Bowl MVP) and again in Super Bowl XLVII, in what would be the final game of his career. Lewis is only the second player in NFL history to win both the NFL Defensive Player of the Year and Super Bowl MVP awards in the same year (2000). Ray Lewis was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on the first ballot in the class of 2018.
Eddie George is a former professional American football player who was a running back in the NFL for nine seasons. He played college football for Ohio State University and won the Heisman Trophy in 1995. He was drafted in the first round of the 1996 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the Tennessee Titans. George was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011. Post-football, George earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Shaun Alexander is a former American football running back who played for the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins of the NFL. He played college football for the University of Alabama, and was drafted by the Seahawks 19th overall in the 2000 NFL Draft. In May 2011, he was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. Alexander set numerous NFL and Seattle Seahawks’ franchise records, and was named the NFL MVP in 2005. He was also named to the NFL’s 2000 All-Decade team.
As the first known female sports reporter to participate in a professional football training camp, her pursuit of delivering an authentic account to her fans is relentless. As the south’s sweetheart of sports, Ms. Baribeau has been dubbed an “SEC-ologist” as she has covered the SEC, and college football, for over ten years. In fall of 2015, she was bestowed a Heisman vote by the Heisman Trust. She was the first female host on SiriusXM ESPNU. Outside of work, Ms. Baribeau may put down the microphone but chooses to pick up a megaphone and rally others for the causes in her community. In 2016 she founded she blazed another trail with the movement, #ChangingtheNarrative.
Willie Roaf, nicknamed “Nasty,” is a former American football offensive tackle who played in the NFL for thirteen seasons. He played college football for Louisiana Tech University, where he earned consensus All-American honors. He was a first-round pick in the 1993 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL. An eleven-time Pro Bowl selection and nine-time All-Pro, he was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2014.
Robert Lorenzo Brazile Jr. is a former professional American football linebacker in the NFL. Nicknamed “Dr. Doom”, Brazile played from 1975 to 1984 for the Houston Oilers and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018.
Charles Lewis Haley is a former American football linebacker and defensive end who played in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers (1986–1991, 1998–1999) and the Dallas Cowboys (1992–1996). He won two Super Bowls with the 49ers (XXIII, XXIV) and three with the Cowboys (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX); he was a starter in all five championship games. Haley was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011 and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015.
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Andre Reed is a former professional American football player. He played wide receiver in the NFL for 16 seasons, 15 with the Buffalo Bills (1985–1999) and one with the Washington Redskins (2000). After being eligible for eight years, Reed was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014. Reed is currently a Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA) Ambassador after being inducted to their Hall of Fame in 2015. In addition, he leads up a literacy program for underprivileged youth in the BGCA, called Read with Reed 83 Challenge.
Joe Theismann is an American former professional gridiron football player, sports commentator, corporate speaker, and restaurateur. He played quarterback in the NFL and CFL. Theismann spent 12 seasons with the Washington Redskins, where he was a two-time Pro Bowler and helped the team to consecutive Super Bowl appearances, winning Super Bowl XVII. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003.
John Randle is a former American football defensive tackle who played for the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. On February 6, 2010, he was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.