One of television's most respected journalists, Al Michaels has covered more major sports events since he joined ABC Sports in 1976 than any sportscaster. He has been widely acclaimed for his knowledgeable and insightful reporting in his primary assignment for ABC Sports since 1986 ," play-by-play announcer for ABC's NFL "Monday Night Football," the most successful sports series in television history.
Anthony Munoz is one of Cincinnati's true sports icons. Considered by many as the greatest offensive lineman in NFL history, Munoz has a record of excellence that is unrivaled in professional football.
No less a critic than Woody Hayes called him the greatest player he ever coached.Archie Griffin combined power, speed and consistency to amass an incredible string of 31 consecutive 100-yard games. He received the Heisman Trophy as a junior in 1974 and again in 1975 -- the only player to win the award twice.
Football legend Bart Starr's designation of Most Valuable Player describes more than his legendary performance on the football field - it describes him as a man. Playing for the legendary Vince Lombardi, Starr learned the fundamentals of leadership and success.
In 1997, Dallas Cowboys Special Teams Captain, Bill Bates, finished his fifteenth successful season in the NFL. A member of the 1992, 1993 & 1995 Super Bowl Champions team, Bill has been a long time favorite of Cowboys fans. He was named the winner of the Bob Lily Award four years in a row, from 1990-1994.
The 51st winner of the Heisman Trophy, Auburn's great running back Bo Jackson, is such a remarkable all-round athlete that, if there were Heisman awards in baseball and track, he would almost certainly have won them, too.
Bob Griese, who entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990, and is currently one of network television's most respected football analysts, is in his 16th year of broadcasting, and in his 11th year as the expert commentator on the main game of the week, with Keith Jackson, during ABC's coverage of College Football.
Boomer Esiason is the veteran NFL quarterback who led the Cincinnati Bengals to the 1989 Super Bowl. A left-handed quarterback, Esiason starred at the University of Maryland and was chosen by the Bengals in the second round of the 1984 college draft. He became the team's starter in 1985.
Playing in the NFL has been a very rewarding experience for me. If you had told me early in my life that I would help my team win Super Bowls, play in Pro Bowls and earn various All-Pro honors, I wouldn't have believed you.
Brent Musburger is one of the most versatile and talented broadcasters in the industry. A preeminent voice of college football and college basketball play-by-play, Musburger is alos the host of ABC Sports' coverage of the Little League World Series.
Brian Griese (Born March 18, 1975, Miami, Florida) is an American football player who currently plays quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL. He is the son of former NFL great Bob Griese.
Since 1989, Chris Fowler has been ESPN's primary college football and men's college basketball studio host. He's anchored College GameDay, the network's award-winning Saturday morning college football preview show, since 1990, and The Weekend Kickoff Show and College Football Scoreboard since 1991.
Dan Dierdorf, a 1996 inductee in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and a former all-pro tackle in the National Football League with the St. Louis Cardinals has distinguished himself nationally as one of the top football announcers in the industry.
Fouts was named the American Football Conference player of the year by The Sporting News and United Press International in 1979 and by UPI in 1982, when he was selected as the NFL player of the year by the Professional Football Writers Association.
Dan Marino has always played every football game like it might be his last. He learned the sport growing up on a playground in Pittsburgh that now bears his name and went on to lead the Pitt Panthers to three consecutive 11-1 seasons and become the most prolific NFL passer of all-time.
A native of Americus, Georgia, Dan Reeves began his pro career as a free agent running back for the Dallas Cowboys in 1965, finishing his playing career as the Cowboy's fifth all-time leading rusher in 1972. Reeves stellar coaching career began when he joined the Dallas coaching staff in 1970, taking on a dual role as player/coach for two seasons.
Darrell Green is a seven-time All-Pro defensive back with the Washington Redskins and a four-time winner of the NFL Fastest Man Competition. He has played in three Super Bowls: His first as a rookie cornerback in 1984, when the Raiders beat the Redskins, and in the 1988 and 1992 Super Bowls, both victories over the Denver Broncos and the Buffalo Bills, respectively.
Daryl Peter "Moose" Johnston (born February 10, 1966 in Youngstown, New York) is a former American football fullback in the NFL who played his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys from (1989-1999).
Former two-sport star Deion Sanders, who played in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins, and Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants, joined THE NFL TODAY as a feature reporter/contributor in September 2001. This year, he will serve as a studio analyst joining Jim Nantz, Dan Marino and Boomer Esiason at the desk.
Dick Butkus was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame, only six years after he retired from his legendary career with the Chicago Bears. After repeated appearances as the starring Middle-Linebacker in the NGL Pro-Bowl, he was selected to the NFL's "All-Time Team."
After twenty-five years with NBC TV Sports, where he began in 1975 as the play-by-play man on college basketball, Dick Enberg joined CBS Sports in January 2000 where he serves as play-by-play announcer for The NFL on CBS, as well as college basketball and the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. He also contributes to The Masters and the PGA Championship.
Dick Jauron (b. October 7, 1950 in Peoria, Illinois) is a former NFL player and is currently the head coach of the Buffalo Bills. Jauron has held National Football League head coaching positions with the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions.
former NFL head coach for 19 years with the Philadelphia Eagles (1976-1982), St. Louis Rams (1997-2000) and Kansas City Chiefs (2001-2005); Won the Super Bowl as the head coach with the Rams in 2000; former football analyst for ABC Sports and CBS Sports; Resides in Kansas City.
Examples from the game of football are often used to illustrate determination, overcoming adversity and long odds, competition, and success; and our everyday language is filled with gridiron metaphors and memorable quotes. It is only natural that Don Shula, the coach with more wins in professional football than any other, speaks about inspiring others to win. Using examples from the football field he reveals his secrets of successful coaching and how they apply to any leadership position, as well as personal success.
For over 22 years, Doug Flutie's name has been synonymous with excellence in college and professional football. Named College Football Player of the Year in 1984, Doug set NCAA career records for passing yards and total offense.
"I gave everything I possibly could to the game, on and off the field," Smith proclaimed about his 14 year NFL career. Born May 15th, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida, Smith began his illustrious career at Escambia High School, before attending the University of Florida and being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 1990 draft.
Fran likes to speak about the quickly changing environment in which we live and help us better understand what that change means to our organization and how we can use these paradigm shifts to better understand our market. Unlike many motivational speakers, he likes to talk about the realities of failure and how one must take the disappointment of failure and make it an engine to drive greater success.
One of the greatest running backs of all time, Franco Harris is a Pittsburgh Steelers legend who exemplifies success on and off the field. He set or tied more than two dozen NFL records, made nine Pro Bowl appearances and was named Super Bowl MVP. In addition, Harris was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
Frank Reich is known for his incredible comebacks. Not once but twice in his football career, he led his team to victory in the face of virtually insurmountable odds. In 1984, down by more than 30 points, he engineered a record-setting comeback in college football. In 1993, he did it again as a professional. Today, his exciting determination on the football field and inspiring boldness for the Lord endure after a long journey of "the highest of highs and the lowest of lows."
Reminisce for any length of time about the gridiron glory of college and professional running backs and the name Gale Sayers emerges to the forefront. Sayers' work ethic and development of his God-given athletic talents resulted in his selection into the NFL draft by the Chicago Bears. Sayers' entire NFL career (1965-1971) soon became a treasured highlight film. The quick, agile and elusive Sayers caused scores of missed tackles and created never-ending headaches for defensive coaches throughout the league.
Herman Boone was born October 28, 1935 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina and is a former football coach at T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia.
For the first 11 years of his life, legendary football rusher Herschel Walker was more concerned about reading books and writing poetry than he was about breaking tackles and scoring touchdowns, but when he got his nose out of his books and put his feet in the backfield, there was no stopping him.
Hines E. Ward, Jr. is an American football player who currently plays the wide receiver position for the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers, where he is the longest-tenured current player on the team.
Former Los Angeles Raiders defensive end Howie Long began his network sports television career in 1994 as an NFL studio analyst for "Fox NFL Sunday." Howie is regarded as one of the top NFL analysts, having received an Emmy Award as Outstanding Sports Personality/Analyst.
With a rare blend of determination, charisma and athleticism, the new face of the Washington Redskins, Jason Taylor has taken the sports and entertainment worlds by storm and isn't looking back.
Jerry Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Starkville, Mississippi) is an American football player in the NFL. A longtime wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, he also played for the Oakland Raiders. In 2004, he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks.
Jesse Palmer, born 5 October 1978 in Toronto, Ontario, is a Canadian quarterback and former reality television star. When he was a quarterback for the New York Giants, Palmer was the first professional athlete to appear on The Bachelor.
Jim Fassel was named the 15th head coach in Giants history on January 15, 1997. That year, Fassel led his squad to a 10-5-1 record and a berth in the playoffs while capturing the NFC Eastern Division title. Fassel was named Coach of the Year by 11 media outlets, including The Sporting News, after helping the Giants improve from a 6-10 record and a last place finish in the NFC East in 1996.
consummate leader in the NFL, Jim Kelly led the Buffalo Bills to four back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, four consecutive AFC Championships, six AFC East Championships and 23 fourth-quarter comebacks. In his ten years with the Bills, he set every major passing record, and threw over 35,000 passing yards and 237 touchdowns, establishing a career passing record of 84.4 percent - the sixth highest in NFL history.
As the #1 draft pick for the '69 Pittsburgh Steelers, Joe Greene became the cornerstone of the franchise that dominated the NFL in the '70s. During his twelve year career, he was twice selected as NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
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