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Gus Bell

Gus Bell

  • Co-founder of Blue-Grey Events Inc. with son Erik Bell
  • Creator of the Blue-Grey Regional and Super Combines
  • Mastermind behind the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl
  • Former NFL agent and NFL contract adviser (1990-98)
  • Founder of Regional Professional Spring Football League (1998-2001)
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Participated in the U.S. Marine Toys for Tots Bowl (1964)
  • Army Recon Platoon Leader in Vietnam (1966-68)
  • Received Silver Star, Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts
Mark McMillian

Mark McMillian

  • Eight-year NFL veteran and drafted by Philadelphia Eagles (1992)
  • Also played for Kansas City Chiefs and tied NFL lead with eight interceptions (1997)
  • Finished career with New Orleans Saints, Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers
  • Selected as a member of the All-Madden Team (1993)
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Alabama
  • Crimson Tide record-holder with 98-yard interception return for touchdown (1991)
  • Product of Glendale Junior College (CA) and named All-American (1989)
  • Graduate of Kennedy High (CA)
  • Founder of Camp29 (est. 2012)
George Teague

George Teague

  • Nine-year NFL veteran and drafted by Green Bay Packers (1993)
  • Selected in first round, the No. 29 player overall
  • Also played with Green Bay Packers and Miami Dolphins
  • Earned nickname Defender of the Star with Dallas Cowboys (2000)
  • Finished professional career with 15 interceptions and two touchdowns
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Alabama
  • Won National Championship with Crimson Tide (1992)
  • Graduate of Davis High (AL)
Arlen Harris

Arlen Harris

  • Six-year NFL veteran and first signed by St. Louis Rams (2003)
  • Also played for Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Virginia
  • Paradise Senior Bowl MVP (2002)
  • Graduate of Downingtown High (PA)
  • USA Today All-American (1997)
  • Big 33 All-Star Game MVP (1998)
  • Founder of Run It Performance (est. 2011)
Randall Cunningham

Randall Cunningham

  • 16-year NFL veteran and drafted by Philadelphia Eagles (1985)
  • Selected in second round, the No. 37 player overall
  • Four-time selection to Pro Bowl and four-time selection as All-Pro
  • Also played for Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys
  • Ended career with Baltimore Ravens
  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year (1992)
  • Inducted to Eagles Hall of Fame (2009)
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at UNLV
  • Graduate of Santa Barbara High (CA)
Troy Brown

Troy Brown

  • 15-year NFL veteran and drafted by New England Patriots (1993)
  • Selected in eighth round, the No. 198 player overall
  • Super Bowl Champion XXXVI, XXXVIII and XXXIX (2000, 2003 and 2004)
  • Pro-Bowl Selection and All-Pro Selection (2001)
  • Inducted to Patriots Hall of Fame (2012)
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Marshall
  • NCAA record-holder for kickoff return average (29.69 per attempt)
  • Inducted to College Football Hall of Fame (2010)
  • Graduate of Blackville-Hilda High (SC)
Brian Dawkins

Brian Dawkins

  • 16-year NFL veteran and drafted by Philadelphia Eagles (1996)
  • Nine-time selection to Pro Bowl and six-time selection as All-Pro
  • Also played for Denver Broncos
  • Won NFC Championship with Eagles (2004)
  • Member of NFL’s All-Decade Team (2000)
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Clemson
  • Inducted to Tigers Athletic Hall of Fame (2009)
  • Graduate of Raines High (FL)
  • NFL Analyst for ESPN (2014-present)
Ricky Proehl

Ricky Proehl

  • 17-year NFL veteran and drafted by Phoenix Cardinals (1990)
  • Selected in third round, No. 58 player overall
  • Also played for Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears and St. Louis Rams
  • Finished career with Carolina Panthers and Indianapolis Colts
  • Super Bowl Champion XXIV and XLI (1999 and 2006)
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Wake Forest
  • Graduate of Hillsborough High (NJ)
  • Carolina Panthers Offensive Assistant Coach (2011-12)
  • Carolina Panthers Wide Receivers Coach (2013-2017)
Ray Crockett

Ray Crockett

  • 14-year NFL veteran and drafted by Detroit Lions (1989)
  • Selected in fourth round, the No. 86 player overall
  • Also played for Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs
  • Super Bowl Champion XXXII and XXXIII (1997 and 1998)
  • Three-time selection to Pro Bowl and once named as All-Pro
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Baylor
  • Inducted to Bears Athletic Hall of Fame (2008)
  • Graduate of Duncanville High (TX)
Lorenzo Neal

Lorenzo Neal

  • 17-year NFL veteran and drafted by New Orleans Saints (1993)
  • Selected in fourth round, the No. 89 player overall
  • Also played for Tennessee Titans and San Diego Chargers
  • Finished career with Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens
  • Four-time selection to Pro Bowl and two-time selection as All-Pro
  • Member of NFL’s All-Decade Team (2000)
  • Won AFC Championship with Titans (1999)
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Fresno State
  • Graduate of Lemoore High (CA)
Tony Banks

Tony Banks

  • 10-year NFL veteran and drafted by St. Louis Rams (1996)
  • Selected in second round, the No. 42 player overall
  • Won Super Bowl XXXV with Baltimore Ravens (2001)
  • Also played for Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and Houston Texans
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Michigan State
  • Product of San Diego Mesa College (CA)
  • Graduate of Hoover High (CA)
  • Football reporter for Big Ten Network (2011-present)
Byron Evans

Byron Evans

  • Eight-year NFL veteran and drafted by Philadelphia Eagles (1987)
  • Selected in fourth round, the No. 93 player overall
  • Eagles defensive team captain (1988)
  • Earned second-team honors as All-NFL (1990 and 1992)
  • Member of vaunted Eagles defense, dubbed Gang Green
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Arizona
  • Pac-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year (1986)
  • Graduate of South Mountain High (AZ)
Larry Centers

Larry Centers

  • 14-year NFL veteran and drafted by Phoenix Cardinals (1990)
  • Selected in fifth round, the No. 115 player overall
  • Also played for Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills
  • Ended career with New England Patriots and won Super Bowl XXVIII (2003)
  • NFL record-holder for running back catches (827) and receiving yards (6,797)
  • Three-time selection to Pro-Bowl and once named as All-Pro
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Stephen F. Austin
  • Graduate of Tatum High (TX)
Barry Foster

Barry Foster

  • Five-year NFL veteran and drafted by Pittsburgh Steelers (1990)
  • Selected in fifth round, the No. 128 player overall
  • Two-time selection to Pro Bowl (1992 and 1993)
  • Selected as team MVP for Steelers (1992)
  • Held Steelers record for rushing yards, 1,690 in a season (1992)
  • Tied NFL record for for rushing touchdowns, 11, in a season (1992)
  • Running Back Coach for Rhein Fire in NFL Europe (2003)
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Arkansas
  • Graduate of Duncanville High (TX)
Eric Curry

Eric Curry

  • Eight-year NFL veteran and drafted by Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1993)
  • Selected in first round, the No. 6 player overall
  • Also played for Jacksonville Jaguars
  • First-Team All-Rookie Selection (1993)
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Alabama
  • Won National Championship with Crimson Tide (1992)
  • Consensus First-Team All-American (1992)
  • Graduate of Thomasville High (GA)
Cosey Coleman

Cosey Coleman

  • Seven-year NFL veteran and drafted by Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2000)
  • Selected in second round, the No. 51 player overall
  • Won Super Bowl XXXII with Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2002)
  • Also played for Cleveland Browns
  • Earned a football scholarship and played at Tennessee
  • First-Team All-SEC Selection (1998-99)
  • Consensus First-Team All-American (1999)
  • Graduate of Southwest DeKalb High (GA)
  • USA Today All-American (1996)
Ernest Jones

Ernest Jones

  • Six-year NFL veteran and drafted by Los Angeles Rams (1994)
  • Selected in third round, the No. 100 player overall
  • Won Super Bowl XXXII with Denver Broncos (1998)
  • Also played for New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers
  • Earned a football scholarship and played at Oregon
  • Pac-10 Conference Honorable Mention (1992)
  • Pac-10 Conference Second-Team Selection (1993)
  • Graduate of Utica High (NY)
  • All-Upstate New York Selection (1987)
Earnest Graham

Earnest Graham

  • Eight-year NFL veteran and first signed by Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2003)
  • Started for Buccaneers and scored two touchdowns in new role (2007)
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Florida
  • Earned a spot on SEC All-Freshman Team (1999)
  • Won an SEC Championship (2000)
  • Earned a spot on All-SEC Second Team (2001)
  • Graduate of Mariner High (FL)
  • Parade Magazine All-American (1997)
J.J. McCleskey

J.J. McCleskey

  • Eight-year NFL veteran and first signed by New Orleans Saints (1994)
  • Named to Saints Specialist All-Decade Team (1990’s)
  • Also played for Arizona Cardinals
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Tennessee
  • First walk-on to be named Volunteers Team Captain (1992)
  • Received award as Volunteers MVP (1992)
  • Graduate of Karns High (TN)
  • Founder of Mental Edge Sports (est. 2012)
Ken Stills

Ken Stills

  • Six-year NFL veteran and drafted by Green Bay Packers (1985)
  • Selected in eighth round, the No. 209 player overall
  • Also played for Minnesota Vikings
  • NFL Europe Defensive Back Coach for Frankfurt Galaxy (2003-07)
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Wisconsin
  • First-Team All-Big Ten Conference Selection (1985)
  • Product of El Camino Junior College (CA)
  • Graduate of El Camino High (CA)
Jerry Wunsch

Jerry Wunsch

  • Eight-year NFL veteran and drafted by Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1997)
  • Selected in second round, the No. 37 player overall
  • Also played for Seattle Seahawks
  • Earned a football scholarship and played at Wisconsin
  • First-Team All-Big 10 Conference (1996)
  • Consensus Second-Team All-American (1996)
  • Graduate of Wausau West High (WI)
  • Co-founder of We Believe In Me Foundation (est. 2014)
Chuck Darby

Chuck Darby

  • Nine-year NFL veteran and first signed with Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2001)
  • Also played for Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions
  • Won Super Bowl XXVII with Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2002)
  • Played in Super Bowl XL with Seattle Seahawks (2005)
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at South Carolina State
  • First-Team Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Selection (2000)
  • Graduate of North High (SC)
  • All-South Carolina Selection (1993)
Na’il Diggs

Na’il Diggs

  • 12-year NFL veteran and drafted by Green Bay Packers (2000)
  • Selected in fourth round, the No. 98 player overall
  • Also played for Carolina Panthers and St. Louis Rams
  • Finished career with San Diego Chargers
  • Worked for NFL Films Broadcast Boot Camp (2013)
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Ohio State
  • Graduate of Dorsey High (CA)
  • Point Loma Sports Performance Director (2014-present)
  • NFL Analyst for NBC Sports (2014-present)
Greg Jones

Greg Jones

  • 11-year NFL veteran and drafted by Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Selected in second round, the No. 55 player overall
  • Also played with Houston Texans and New Orleans Saints
  • Named as an alternate for Pro Bowl (2007)
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Florida State
  • Second-Team All-ACC Selection (2002)
  • Graduate of Battery Creek High (SC)
  • All-South Carolina Selection (1999)
Tevita Ofahengaue

Tevita Ofahengaue

  • Two-year NFL veteran and drafted by Arizona Cardinals (2001)
  • Selected in seventh round, the No. 246 player overall
  • Made national headlines after being named Mr. Irrelevant (2001)
  • Ofahengaue Rule instituted on his charitable behalf (2001)
  • Also played for Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at BYU
  • Graduate of Kahuku High (HI)
  • Polynesian Prep Athlete of the Year (1993)
  • Board member of AIGA Foundation (2011-present)
Mike Bartrum

Mike Bartrum

  • 13-year NFL veteran and signed by Kansas City Chiefs (1993)
  • Also played for Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots
  • Ended career after six-year stint with Philadelphia Eagles
  • Earned a selection to Pro Bowl (2005)
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Marshall
  • First-Team All-Southern Conference Selection (1992)
  • Inducted to Thundering Herd Athletic Hall of Fame (2007)
  • Graduate of Meigs High (OH)
Nate Turner

Nate Turner

  • Four-year NFL veteran and drafted by Buffalo Bills (1992)
  • Selected in sixth round, the No. 167 player overall
  • Also played for Carolina Panthers
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Nebraska
  • Third-Team Consensus All-American Selection
  • Second-Team All-Big Eight Conference Selection
  • Graduate of Mt. Carmel High (IL)
  • USA Today All-American (1987)
Matt McChesney

Matt McChesney

  • Five-year NFL veteran and first signed by St. Louis Rams (2005)
  • Also played for New York Jets, Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos
  • NASM Certified Trainer for NFL Pro Day Prep Program
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Colorado
  • All-Big 12 Conference Selection (2004)
  • Graduate of Niwot High (CO)
  • NFL Analyst for ESPN Radio (2013-present)
  • Founder of Six Zero Strength & Fitness (est. 2009)
Tom Clayton

Tom Clayton

  • Six-year NFL veteran and drafted by San Francisco 49ers (2007)
  • Selected in sixth round, the No. 186 player overall
  • Won AFC East Championship with New England Patriots (2010)
  • Also played for Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals
  • Secured football scholarship and played at Florida State
  • Transferred and secured a football scholarship at Kansas State
  • Participated in the Senior Bowl (2006)
  • Graduate of Mount Vernon High (VA)
  • USA Today All-American (2001)
Darick Holmes

Darick Holmes

  • Six-year NFL veteran and drafted by Buffalo Bills (1995)
  • Selected in seventh round, the No. 244 player overall
  • Also played for Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Portland State
  • Consensus First-Team Division II All-American
  • Graduate of Muir High (CA)
  • Founder of NFL Skills Camps (est. 2009)
  • Founder of The ProWay Training (est . 2013)
Aaron Harris

Aaron Harris

  • Two-year NFL veteran and first signed by Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2000)
  • Two-year NFL Europe veteran with Berlin Thunder
  • Assistant coach at Delaware (2008-2009)
  • Assistant coach at Tennessee-Chattanooga (2007)
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Penn State
  • Three-year team captain for Nittany Lions under Joe Paterno
  • Participated in the Hula Bowl (1999)
  • Graduate of Downingtown High (PA)
Sheldon Jackson

Sheldon Jackson

  • Three-year NFL veteran and drafted by Buffalo Bills (1999)
  • Selected in seventh round, the No. 230 player overall
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Nebraska
  • Three-time National Champion with Cornhuskers (1994, 1995 and 1997)
  • Named co-team captain at Nebraska under Frank Solich
  • Second-Team All-American Selection (1998)
  • First-Team All-Big 12 Conference Selection (1998)
  • Graduate of La Verne High (CA)
Quinn Gray

Quinn Gray

  • Six-year NFL veteran and first signed by Jacksonville Jaguars (2002)
  • Also played for Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts
  • Finished career with Kansas City Chiefs
  • Two-year NFL Europe veteran with Frankfurt Galaxy
  • Won World Bowl XI Championship with Galaxy (2003)
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Florida A&M
  • Won back-to-back titles in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (2000 and 2001)
  • Graduate of Dillard High (FL)
Billy McMullen

Billy McMullen

  • Six-year NFL veteran and drafted by Philadelphia Eagles (2003)
  • Selected in third round, the No. 95 player overall
  • Also played for Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins
  • Finished career with Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Virginia
  • Named First-Team Pre-Season All-American
  • Second on ACC’s all-time reception list with 210
  • Graduate of Fork Union Military Academy (VA)
Margin Hooks

Margin Hooks

  • Three-year NFL veteran and first signed by Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2001)
  • Also played for Miami Dolphins
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at BYU
  • Second on Cougars’ all-time receiving yardage list with 2,841
  • First-Team All-Mountain West Conference (1999)
  • Graduate of Waco High (TX)
  • NFL Combine Prep Specialist (2013-present)
  • Founder of Sky’s The Limit Training (est. 2009)
Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

  • Six-year NFL veteran and first signed by Houston Texans (2006)
  • Also played for New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Indiana
  • Three-year starter and one-time captain for Hoosiers
  • Second-Team All-Big 10 Conference Selection
  • Graduate of Cordovia High (TN)
  • NFL Analyst for ESPN Radio (2015-present)
  • Founder of SoSportz Inc. (est. 2014)
Tavon Mason

Tavon Mason

  • Two-year NFL veteran and first signed by New York Jets (2002)
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Virginia
  • Second on Cavaliers’ kickoff return average all-time list with 22.8
  • Finished with Cavaliers’ record 102-yard kickoff return
  • Graduate of Woodlawn High (MD)
  • Published Author of Tavon Does It All
  • Founder of Tavon Mason Loves The Kids Foundation (est. 2011)
  • Assistant Coach at Stevenson College, MD (2013-2018)
J'Vonne Parker

J’Vonne Parker

  • Five-year NFL veteran and first signed by Cleveland Browns (2005)
  • Also played for Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens
  • Finished career with Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos(2012)
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Rutgers
  • Second-Team All-Big East Conference Selection
  • Graduate of Newark Tech High (NJ)
  • Co-Founder of Pro Edge Front Seven Training (est. 2010)
Arthur Ray

Arthur Ray

  • Two-year NFL veteran and first signed by Miami Dolphins (2015)
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Michigan State
  • Received the Football Writers Association of America Courage Award (2012)
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Fort Collins (CO)
  • Consensus First-Team Division II All-American (2013)
  • Graduate of Mt. Carmel High (IL)
  • Founder of Lineman Academy (est. 2015)
Rick Cunningham

Rick Cunningham

  • Eight-year NFL veteran and drafted by Indianapolis Colts (1990)
  • Selected in fourth round, the No. 106 player overall
  • Also played for Arizona Cardinals and Oakland Raiders
  • Finished career in CFL with Montreal Alouettes
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Texas A&M
  • Second-Team All-Southwest Conference Selection
  • Graduate of Beverly Hills High (CA)
Sameeh McDonald

Sameeh McDonald

  • Two-year NFL veteran and first signed by Detroit Lions (2006)
  • Also played with Detroit Lions and New York Giants
  • Finished career in NFL Europe with Amsterdam Admirals
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Rutgers
  • Second-Team All-Big East Conference Selection
  • Co-Founder of Pro Edge Front Seven Training (est. 2010)
  • Graduate of West Side High (NJ)
Michael Ray Garvin

Michael Ray Garvin

  • Two-year NFL veteran and first signed by Arizona Cardinals (2009)
  • Also played for Detroit Lions
  • Finished career in CFL with Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Florida State
  • Second-team All-ACC Selection
  • Graduate of Don Bosco Prep (NJ)
  • U.S. Army All-American (2005)
Jamie Kohl

Jamie Kohl

  • Three-year NFL veteran and first signed by Seattle Seahawks (1999)
  • Also played for Miami Dolphins
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Iowa State
  • Finished with Cyclones’ school-record 105 points-after-attempts (PATs)
  • Fourth all-time in Cyclones’ scoring with 217 points
  • Graduate of Waukesha Catholic High (WI)
  • Founder of Kohl’s Kicking (est. 2000)
  • Coaching resume includes multiple alumni selected to Pro Bowl
Dick Bell

Dick Bell

  • Two-year NFL veteran and first signed by Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1980)
  • Also played for San Diego Chargers
  • Former agent in the NFL (1986-2000)
  • Pro Football Executive of the Year (1991)
  • Represented two first-round selections in the NFL Draft
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Rhode Island
  • Product of Dean College (MA)
  • Founder of East Coast Prep, Mass. (est. 2011)
George Martinez

George Martinez

  • Five-year NFL coach and started with Arizona Cardinals (1994-95)
  • Assistant Linebackers Coach for Oakland Raiders (2006-2008)
  • Head Coach New Mexico Highlands University (1989-1991)
  • Head Coach Panhandle Oklahoma State University (1988)
  • Secured a football scholarship and played at Arizona
  • Second-Team All-Pac 8 Conference Selection (1973)
  • Graduate of Kofa High (AZ)
Artie Gigantino

Artie Gigantino

  • Senior Administrator with Oakland Raiders (2002-2008)
  • Operations Officer with Oakland Raiders (1998-2002)
  • Special Teams Coordinator for Los Angeles Rams (1987-1991)
  • Defensive Coordinator for USC (1978-1986)
  • Defensive Coordinator for Cal (1992-1996)
  • NFL Analyst for Fox Sports (1997-2003)
  • Assistant Coach with USA Football (2013-2015)
  • Secured a scholarship and played football at UConn
  • Graduate of Stevens High (NJ)