During his junior year at Jackson state he ranked as one of the highest scoring collegiate football players nationwide, as well as scoring 160 points a season. Towards the end of his senior year he got a new NCCA record with a career total of 464 points. Walter Jerry Payton graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications at the age of 20. He enrolled in graduate level courses to prepare for a career in the education for the deaf. Walter Payton was a serious student and believed in prevailing the stereotype of athletes having a low intelligence.
Walter Payton is an iconic role model to many people, and he has had an influence on others before his career and during it. One of the greatest running backs in NFL history, Walter Payton played his entire career with the Chicago Bears. When he retired, he was the all time leader in rushing yards and was one of the most beloved figures in sports. Walter Payton’s nickname was “Sweetness” to reflect his personality and playing style. “The smiley, goofy, soft-spoken Payton was a sweet person.
MJ’s pro career began in the 1984 NBA draft, when the bulls selected him third overall after Sam Bowie and Hakeem Olajuwon. Jordan quickly improved the Bulls franchise by generating more wins and winning rookie of the year. The young rookie also won gold in the 1984 Olympics on the men’s national team. Due to Michael Jordan’s unmatched talent, a great abundance of individuals gained interest in the game of basketball (Legends Profile: Michael Jordan). In 1985, Michael Jordan signed with Nike and created the first of over thirty Air Jordan models, the Air Jordan 1, which would forever alter the sneaker culture (Michael Jordan Timeline).
Winston was the youngest ever to win the Heisman Trophy completed his 27-game career. In 2013, his pass efficiency mark of 184.84 is the fourth-best in college football history. Jameis Winston is 21 years old he was the leader in his high school ‘Football Star’. Until, Winston lost the support of his hometown and suffers the effects of poor leadership qualities. People focus their attention on the negative attention given off instead of the good in Winston.
When it comes to motivational speeches, the pre-game speech given by Al Pacino in the movie Any Given Sunday ranks with the best of them. This speech was given before a big championship game football game to a professional football team that was crumbling apart. Even though the aging coach’s job was on the line, he gave this speech not to save his job, but instead to motivate his team to put differences apart and come together and to inspire them to perform the way they were capable. Al Pacino is an accomplished actor who is notorious for delivering profound speeches in his movies. Pacino has an over half century acting career and have earned many accolades and honors, among them an Academy Award, two Tony Awards, a British Academy Film
Character is defined in the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language as “Moral or Ethical Strength; Integrity; fortitude. Tony Dungy is known as the first African American to win the super bowl as a coach. He is also known as a man with outstanding and excellent character. This paper will reflect on Tony’s exceptional character and how he has relied on his values and high morals to achieve goals that many thought were unreachable goals.
Richard Sherman grew up on the streets of Compton, California riddled with crime, drugs and gangs. He fortunately escaped this life by excelling academically in the classroom and athletically on the football field. After graduating in three years from Stanford University, he was drafted in 2011 by the Seattle Seahawks. Not content with being a NFL All-Pro, Sherman helped create a vision within his community by stating that there are better options outside of being in a gang with associated criminal behavior. Richard Sherman, after being inspired by his own role model, subsequently used his football fame to create a foundation that supports and motivates young inner city youth to overcome obstacles.
I Have a Dream’s Rhetoric A momentous day in history is exalted by the enthralling speech and resonating imagery of a man whom wanted to make a difference. Just over 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation was implemented, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a very riveting speech to over 250,000 Americans during the March on Washington, the nation’s largest demonstration of peaceful protest. With peace typically comes logic of which King very much emanated from his speech. With powerful rhetoric, King captivated an entire crowd and subsequently the entire nation with emphasizing while being freed from the travesty that was slavery people of color are still placed in chains by society’s gruesome yet commonplace demarcations.
Fast forward to the Fall of 2014, and I am in my 3rd yr in football, and I was killing it. I was starting cornerback, andwe won a championship. And I just went to Tennessee for a football tournament with kids that were a grade above me. Everything was going so well for me, but the one thing I was missing was a touchdown.
Aikman went to college at OU only to be denied the playing time he wanted. After an ankle injury, he transferred to UCLA and got All-American honors both years he was there and finished in third in NCAA all time passer which really hyped him up as an NFL prospect. Troy Aikman was a quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys from 1989-2001. While he
Tony has had many books written about him and also has one movie that has recently came out. The movie’s name is Woodlawn. Tony is a very inspirational person. From coming from a humble family and at a school that hated African American people to being a football star and being inducted into the senior bowl hall of fame with many other greats such as Curtis Martin and Michael Strahan. Tony probably never expected to be a football star from coming out of where he lived.
It seemed like sometimes the owner would try to put together a decent team, and other times it seemed like the team was a tax write-off. Perhaps the owner Bill Bidwill had the best intentions when he would hire a new coach every other season but to the fans it seemed like he was just pulling names out of a hat. When Bill Bidwell decided to hand the football operations over to his football savvy son in 2007, the franchise took a positive direction. Bill Bidwill’s son, Michael, has done a good job since taking over for his father. He really got it right when he promoted Steve Keim as the new GM and managed to steal former Coach of the year Bruce Arians away from Indianapolis.
Tim Tebow kept everyone wondering how far he could really really go. Tim Tebow has had a very successful life so far. He won many awards in college football. He also made it to the National football league. He was without a doubt an amazing football player,but another thing about him that makes him great is that he is a very religious man and he helps many cherities.
In his career he had some things that molded him to his character. He realised that he wanted to be a football player when he was in High School, but he worked twice as hard in college. And after college he was drafted to the Atlanta Falcons and that when he joined the NFL. “You know I’ve had my ups and downs.” Is another quote from Brett Favre.