Weekend Interview: Osi Umenyiora flying the flag for NFL growth in the UK
Osi Umenyiora was born in London, moved to Nigeria at the age of seven, and headed to the United States aged 14 to live with his sister and pursue a better education. He did not play American football until he was 15, and yet won two Super Bowl titles with the New York Giants in an NFL career that spanned 12 years. The National Football League is one such sport trying to break into the English sporting conscience, and one that, it has to be said, is doing a fine job.
The Los Angeles Chargers are proud to nominate retired linebacker and Southern California-native Donnie Edwards for the 2017 Salute to Service Award. While he was heavily involved with bettering the community and actively supporting the military during his playing days, Edwards has taken full advantage of his connections off the field to support the world around him, especially our military veterans, in his post-football life.
Chargers Present Fuel Up to Play 60 Hometown Grant
The Bolts and the Spanos Family continued their legacy of giving back with Real California Milk by presenting Lennox School District in Inglewood with a $10,000 Fuel Up to Play 60 hometown grant. The grant will be split amongst the schools in the district to support healthy eating and physical activity wellness programs for students. Along with Tomlinson, rookies Austin Ekeler and Desmond King as well as a couple Charger Girls were also on hand to promote student wellness.
Rap Legend Scarface and Former NFL Player Arian Foster Face Off in Callaway’s ‘Golf Lives
Rap icon Scarface and former NFL star Arian Foster built their careers in the studio and on the field, polar opposite worlds indeed, but find common ground on the green. The viewer follows Scarface and Foster as Callaway experts outfit the pair with a custom set of clubs and immerse them into the brand’s world of product and performance in preparation for a round on their hometown course in Houston.
Former NFL Player Now Filmmaker, Matthew Cherry Talks About His Transition into Movies
It can be difficult to transition from one career to another, particularly if they’re essentially quite different. However, if one wants to enter the entertainment industry, there can be many paths to take. What makes the industry attractive to many is that there’s not just one formula set in stone to “make it” in showbiz. Former NFL player and Chicago native Matthew A. Cherry had his route for getting into filmmaking mapped out well, and it’s paid off for him. His first film was “The Last Fall,” he’s got “9 Rides” coming out in December and is in pre-production on an animated short, “Hair Love.”
Former NFL CB Charles Tillman Reportedly Training to Join FBI
Having retired from the NFL in July 2016, former Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman is working toward joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation.