Don Beebe is a former wide receiver who played in the NFL for nine seasons, primarily with the Buffalo Bills. He also played for the Carolina Panthers and the Green Bay Packers.
A member of the Bills teams that lost four consecutive Super Bowls, Beebe achieved recognition for preventing an opposing touchdown by forcing a fumble in Super Bowl XXVII, despite the Bills facing an insurmountable deficit. He made one further Super Bowl appearance with the Packers and was part of the team that won Super Bowl XXXI over the New England Patriots.
Charlie Ward is a retired professional basketball player, college football Heisman Trophy winner, Davey O’Brien Award winner and a Major League Baseball draftee.
He won the College Football National Championship with the Florida State Seminoles in 1993. Despite his NCAA football success, Ward was one of the very few players who won a Heisman Trophy but was not drafted in the NFL draft.
Charlie was inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006.
Reidel Anthony is a former NFL wide receiver who played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1997 to 2001. Anthony played college football for the University of Florida, and received consensus All-American honors. He was a first-round pick in the 1997 NFL Draft.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers chose Anthony in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft. Anthony finished his five-year NFL career with 144 receptions for 1,846 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Eli Gold is an American sportscaster. He is best known as the radio voice for the Alabama Crimson Tide football team, along with Tom Roberts, as part of the Crimson Tide Sports Network since 1988.
He was the host of NASCAR Live on the Motor Racing Network from 1982 to 2016. He formerly called play-by-play for AFL’s coverage on TNN and NBC and currently calls college football and NFL games for Sports USA Radio Network.
Orson Charles is currently a tight end with the Denver Broncos.
Before signing with the Broncos in August, Charles played for the Cincinnati Bengals, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Cleveland Browns. He played in college at Georgia.
Dari Nowkhah is the lead anchor at SEC Network. Nowkhah hosts extensive college football and college basketball programming for the collegiate network. Nowkhah also provides play-by-play for the network’s college basketball and college baseball coverage.
Since January 2011, Nowkhah has hosted a weekly four-hour show titled “Dari and Mel” on ESPN Radio alongside NFL draft expert Mel Kiper, Jr.
Bob Stoops is the head coach and general manager of the planned Dallas-based XFL team. He was the head football coach at the University of Oklahoma from 1999 until he announced his retirement June 7, 2017.
During the 2000 season, Stoops led the Oklahoma Sooners to an Orange Bowl victory and a national championship.
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Bennie Blades is a former NFL cornerback and safety. He played college football at the University of Miami.
Following his graduation from the University of Miami, Blades entered the 1988 NFL Draft and spent ten seasons in the NFL. He played for the Detroit Lions from 1988–1996 and the 1997 season with the Seattle Seahawks.
During his time with the Lions, Blades was considered one of the most physical defensive backs in the NFL, even playing as a linebacker in certain passing situations toward the end of his career. Blades is widely considered to be one of the greatest defensive backs in Lions’ history.
Nick Collins is a former safety who played seven seasons for the Green Bay Packers. He played college football at Bethune-Cookman, and was drafted by the Packers in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
Collins led the league in interceptions returned for touchdown and interception return yards in the 2008 season. In Super Bowl XLV, he intercepted Ben Roethlisberger for a touchdown as the Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31–25.
In 2011, Collins suffered a career-ending neck injury during a game against the Carolina Panthers. He was officially released by the Packers in 2012, and formally announced his retirement in 2014. Collins was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 2016.
Lee Corso is a sports broadcaster and football analyst for ESPN and a former coach. He has been a featured analyst on ESPN’s College GameDay program since its inception in 1987.
Corso served as the head football coach at the University of Louisville from 1969–1972, at Indiana University Bloomington from 1973–1982, and at Northern Illinois University in 1984, compiling a career college football coaching record of 73–85–6.
He was the head coach for the Orlando Renegades of the USFL in 1985, tallying a mark of 5–13.