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Rich Garza

USFL/NFL

HEIGHT:  6’1”

WEIGHT:  270

POSITION:  Center

COLLEGE:  Temple University

HONORS:
Started all 56 games with USFL

PRO CAREER:
Philadelphia Eagles (NFL), 1981
Denver Broncos (NFL), 1982
Philadelphia Stars (USFL), 1983
San Antonio Gunslingers (USFL), 1984 -85

PERSONAL STORY:
Rich played College Football at Temple University. He was a four year Letterman at Temple. He was Captain of the team his Senior year and was elected Offensive Lineman of the Year his last two years. After attending Temple University, he played 1 year in the National Football League with the Philadelphia Eagles as well as the Denver Broncos. He concluded his career in the USFL where he started a remarkable 56 consecutive games. Rich was an outstanding Offensive Lineman and benched over 500 lbs. Rich is married to Jan and they have 4 children. Rich has been with Sports World since the early 1980s. Rich has had the opportunity to speak in 3000+ schools to over 1,000,000 students.

Sports World Outreach Programs are Provided at No Charge to Schools

To Inspire, Encourage and Empower Todays Youth

Students often lack self esteem and face tremendous peer pressure which may cause them to choose drugs, alcohol or even suicide. We work to see students experience:

  • Place (To belong and be accepted)
  • Purpose (Who am I, why am I here, where am I going)
  • Pain relief (Healing from hurts: physically, emotionally, socially and stop self-medicating)
  • Peace (Anxiety, worry, confusion)
  • Passion (Building confidence as I move forward in life)

R Garza's Student Comments

Kayla 12th Grade, Indiana-“Great speech. Made me second guess the decisions I have made. Made me regret a lot I have done. I don’t want to hurt my friends anymore”
Justine 12th Grade, Indiana-“Eye-Opening speech, thank you!”

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