Cliff Avril Built One House In Haiti For Each Sack He Had During the 2016 Season
Cliff Avril is giving back to the community that raised him. Avril hails from Jacksonville, Florida, but his parents are both Haitian - they moved to America in the 1980s. After notching 11.5 sacks during the 2016 season, Avril made good on his promise, building 12 houses in his parents' native home. He's been able to visit with six of the families who lived in those houses as well.
Ravens partner with InSideOut Initiative, Under Armour to benefit local schools
Former NFLer Joe Ehrmann founded the InSideOut Initiative, which is backed by the NFL Foundation, and "focuses on developing character in student-athletes over a win-at-all-costs mentality." It started "modestly and succeeded as a statewide initiative in a couple of NFL cities and it has grown significantly." Ravens President Dick Cass yesterday made a "significant financial investment over several years to bring the initiative to Baltimore city public high schools." Under Armour has also "partnered with InSideOut and pledged to provide on-field sports uniforms"
Anthony Trucks Wiki: An Inspiring Road to Becoming a Motivational Speaker
Former NFL player, Antony Trucks is not only physically strong but is tough-minded, as well. After living in deplorable conditions for the first 20 years of his life, Trucks decided to turn things around for himself. He went to college and started playing football. He had a brief NFL career and retired at 24 with a shoulder injury. Anthony Trucks, 33, is now a motivational speaker ,who encourages people to hustle and reach their full potential. To know more about this real-life fighter, here’s our Anthony Trucks wiki for an up-close and personal look at the former football player’s life.
Former NFL Players From Pasadena Host Youth Football Clinic at The Rose Bowl
A gloomy Saturday in the summer didn’t stop the hundreds of children who participated in the Pasadena youth football clinic from having fun June 10 at the Rose Bowl. Football players and coaches from all levels directed the many different aspects of the camp. Current Broncos Defensive Back Coach Marcus Robertson and former National Football League Player Chad Brown, who both attended John Muir High in Pasadena, helped in directing the drills, making sure the drills kept the children engaged and entertained.
Fitzgerald a finalist for Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald was named a finalist for the ESPN Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award on Wednesday. Fitzgerald is joined by other finalists PGA golfer Ernie Els, Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames and Curtis Granderson of the New York Mets. The winner of the award will be announced on July 11 in Los Angeles.
Former NFL player Ready To Impact Youth As Chair of Edge Ambassadors
As the first chair of the Edge Ambassadors initiative, Johnson will have an opportunity to utilize the relationships built throughout his NFL career. He is hoping that this platform will allow him to recruit new ambassadors and supporters of the organization, generating awareness and funding that will sustain arts and academic programs for youth in foster homes, group homes, juvenile detention centers, and some of Florida’s most under-resourced communities.