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Are you looking for an exciting speaker for your next banquet, corporate event, summer camp/retreat, etc.? Let one of our Pro Speakers inspire and motivate your crowd! Our Pro Speakers are all former professional athletes that are highly trained speakers for both youth and adults.
Ohio State University & New York Giants
While attending The Ohio State University Jimmie was a part of the Rose Bowl Champion Team of 1997. He played Defensive Line and earned two Big Ten Championships.
Jimmie was an undrafted free agent with the New York Giants in 1999, and later was the first pick of the NFL Europe Draft to the Frankfort Galaxy, finishing with the Berlin Thunder. He finished his football career with the San Diego Chargers in 2000.
L.A. Lakers & ESPN College Basketball Analyst
In 2001, Branch began his broadcasting career with Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic and CBS affiliate WUSA covering the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament. In 2004, Branch returned to the NBA with the former Charlotte Bobcats (now Hornets) serving as the television color analyst. After three years with Charlotte, Adrian joined ESPN in 2007 where he currently works as a college basketball analyst.
Cleveland Rockers & Charlotte Sting
Rushia was brought to sports out of a family tragedy…the death of her father. After experiencing a bout with depression, Rushia was introduced to the game of basketball as a sophomore in high school and went on to be the 2nd ranked recruit in the state of South Carolina by her senior year. Rushia became a star athlete and graduate of Furman University in Greenville, SC and played 17 seasons of professional basketball. Her 10 years of international play is where she won multiple national championships and two European titles. As a pioneer for the WNBA, Brown played 7 years, 6 seasons with the Cleveland Rockers and her final season with the Charlotte Sting.
Brown has been recognized for both community service and athletic achievements leading to her being named to the Southern Conference Athletic Hall of Fame, Furman University’s Hall of Fame, had her jersey retired at Furman University and Summerville High School. Since retiring, Rushia has formed the Women’s Professional Basketball Alumnae (WPBA), an organization that serves as a resource for women that have played professional basketball as they transition into mainstream society after retirement. She is also the founder of SerVcom International, a 501c3 non-profit organization that empowers young girls through sport, education, spirituality and self-awareness.
Topic: Excuses & Reasons
Mike was All-City in both football and basketball while in high school. He was recruited by Michigan State University where he was All-Big Ten in 1975 and ’76. Mike was a four year Letterman at Michigan State.
He was a first-round draft pick in 1977. He played professionally with the Bengals and the Bears.
Mike also played in the USFL where he led the Michigan Panthers in receptions with 82 catches. He was on the Championship team while playing for the Michigan Panthers of the USFL.
Mike now resides in Chicago, Illinois. Mike has had the opportunity to speak in 3,000+ schools to over 1,000,000 students.
Indianapolis Colts & Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Topic: IOP of Success: Imagination, Obstacles, & Perseverance
Steve attended West Virginia University where he was All-Big East Conference and Team Captain as a Junior and Senior. As a senior Steve received the MVP award in the Blue Gray Game, the John Russell Award for spirit and leadership. As a Junior and Senior he received the Gridiron Gladiator Award. Steve was drafted by the Colts in 1992 where he started on defense four of his six years. He led the Colts special teams in tackles in 1993. Steve finished his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1998.
Ken was an All-Big Ten basketball player at Indiana University. He was also the Most Valuable Player his Junior and Senior years while attending Indiana University. Ken was drafted by the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers but accepted Tom Landry’s invitation to come with the Dallas Cowboys and try out because of his athletic talents. Ken was cut by the Dallas Cowboys but was picked up by the Cincinnati Bengals where he played 8 years in the NFL as a Defensive End. Ken is a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
Ken now resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Joyce and one son (Raphael).
Ken has had the opportunity to speak in 3,000+ schools to over 1,000,000 students.
Pittsburg Steelers & Dallas Cowboys
Tim graduated from the Miami Southridge Senior High School in 1987. Thereafter, he attended Eastern Kentucky University. Tim was drafted in the 10th round by the L.A. Rams in 1992. He played both Fullback and Special Teams during his 8 seasons with the NFL. He started 6 out of his 8 years in the NFL. Tim was voted the Pittsburg Steelers “Unsung Hero of the Year” twice in 1996 and 1997. Tim blocked for future Hall of Fame Running Back Jerome “The Bus” Bettis. Tim was nicknamed “The Bus Driver” as he paved the way for “The Bus” to become the 5th leading rusher in the NFL. Tim
also blocked for Hall of Fame Running Back Emmitt Smith of the Dallas Cowboys.
University of Notre Dame & Indianapolis Colts
Topic: Leadership, Vision, & Persistence
Since the year 2000, Devon has been traveling the country sharing the message of hope with thousands of youths. In 2011, Devon became the head of Sports World when he was named CEO. Devon has a passion to impact everyone, especially the youth.
When Devon is not on the road he resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife Shereasher and their daughters Jazzmine and Rachel. Devon is very active in his local church. His hobbies include fishing, golfing and bowling.
Olympic Bobsled Team & Professional Wrestler
The first 33 years of his life Chip tried to find peace and purpose for his existence. Chip thought being an athlete would bring him joy. He competed as a bodybuilder during his teenage years and won many trophies. It was awesome but the peace he was looking for still eluded him. He competed on the USA Olympic Bobsled Team. It was an incredible dream come true but he still felt empty inside. Chip then became a pro wrestler for WCW. Again an incredible dream come true but he still fell short. The void in his life at that time was overwhelming. He turned to drugs and alcohol. As the road of self-destruction increased in his life so did the consequences. Chip now travels the country sharing his story and how he overcame the feeling having no purpose in life.
Phoenix Suns, Washington Wizards, & Dallas mavericks
After Michael finished his playing career, he began to help young athletes achieve their dreams. In 2005, he began working with Nike Elite youth basketball as a contract skills and talent development coach. Now he directs the Nike Elite 100 for the top freshman and sophomores in the country. He also runs a Nike sponsored camp. Over the past 8 years, Mike has seen and contributed to the development of some of todays best NBA, college, and high school basketball player.
When has free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, playing golf, and watching football.
Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts & New York Jets
Topic: Finding Joy & Peace
Daniel grew up in the church but strayed away during his years in high school and college. When he was given the opportunity to play football in the NFL he was in the worst state of my life. The way that he tried to make things better was to smoke, drink, take advantage of women, and cheat his way through. Living this life, he was not able to have any joy or peace in his life at all. There came a time when he was very close to losing his wife and son. Daniel now shares his story with students across the country to educate them on the consequences of seeking joy and peace in all the wrong places.
Jeff attended Howard Payne University where he received All-American honors in football and in track throwing discus. He was also an Academic All-American in track. Jeff went on to join the Arena Football League from 1990-1992, playing for New York. He played in the NFL for the Houston Oilers during the 1993-94 season. He then went on to play for the Birmingham Barracudas on the Canadian Football League in 1995.Jeff now resides in Houston, Texas with his wife, Cindy, and their daughter, Brooke, and son, Dawson.
Jeff now resides in Houston, Texas with his wife, Cindy, and their daughter, Brooke, and son, Dawson.
New York Giants & Cleveland Browns
Lee graduated from the University of Colorado where he played for Coach Bill McCartney. Lee was the 4th all-time leading rusher at Colorado from 1980-84. Lee was a key factor in turning the Colorado program around to become a National Champion.
Lee was drafted by the New York Giants and played under Bill Parcells for five years and won two Super Bowl rings while he played for the Giants. Lee’s Professional football career was brought to an end as a result of ankle injury. His final year in the NFL was as a starting Full Back and Tight End with the Cleveland Browns.
Lee and Lisa have 4 children. Since joining Sports World, Lee has spoken in hundreds of schools to thousands of students.