Seattle Seahawk D.J. Alexander and Former NFL Player James Dockery Host 3rd Annual “All4one” Camp
Aztec D.J. Alexander and retired NFL cornerback James Dockery put on the camp together for the 3rd annual “ALL4ONE” football camp. The two Palm Desert alumni played at Oregon State before making it to the pro’s and has always given back to the local football community.
Peyton Manning to be Honorary Pace Car Driver for Daytona 500
Former Broncos quarterback and two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning will be the honorary pace car driver for the Daytona 500 on Feb. 18, Daytona International Speedway announced Tuesday. This year is the 60th Daytona 500, the first of which was held in 1959. The race kicks off the season for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Manning will drive a Toyota Camry XSE to pace the field of 40 cars prior to the green flag.
Derrick Brooks Back as Legend Captain at NFL Pro Bowl, Where He Made a Big Name
Derrick Brooks is returning to the Pro Bowl on Sunday, helping showcase an event where he once was a fixture as a player. A Pensacola native, Booker T. Washington graduate, who went from high school football stardom to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will join former Florida State and Tampa Bay Buccaneers teammate as NFC Legends Captains for the Pro Bowl game in Orlando. Brooks, 44, played in 11 Pro Bowl games during his decorated NFL career and was the Pro Bowl MVP in 2006. After growing up in Pensacola and learning football at the youth level in our community, Brooks is one of only 27 linebackers in NFL history to reach the Hall of Fame.
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.