2019 American Century Championship Program

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American Century Investments Welcome Letter


Edgewood Tahoe Welcome Letter


Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority Welcome Letter


Odds to Win


Talented Stars are Ushering in a Golden Age for Celebrity Golf


Dylan Dreyer, Kira Kazantsev Join Women’s Contingent



Steph Curry & Joe Pavelski: Bay Area Stars Shooting for Golf Win


2018 Tournament Results





ACC 30th Anniversary is Year of the Volunteer

Tournament Personnel



Volunteers Hole-by-Hole Guide



Player Bios



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his year, the number 30 looms large over the American Century Championship. NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Davis wore #30 for the Broncos as he rushed for touchdowns, and current NBA star Steph Curry nails three-pointers with a 30 adorning his Warriors jersey. With impact players like Terrell and Steph set to play in our 2019 field, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of THE premier event in celebrity golf. What started out in 1990 as NBC’s modest programming experiment has grown into Lake the 28th annual American Century at athe Tahoe’s mostelcome populartofamily-friendly event, attracting hugeChampionship fan galleries and large TV beautiful Edgewoodplaying Tahoe Golf Investments audience. Even for the celebrities this Course. week, anAmerican invitationCentury to the tournament is a bit like – a global management firm –Century takes great pride in once finding a golden ticket. asset Best of all, the American Championship hasagain provided millions bringing this exciting of dollars in funding foryou worthy charities.star-studded tournament featuring the biggest names in sports entertainment. Strolling the course, you’ll That first year, the tournament had aand field of only 50 players and attracted about 2,500 encounter Hall Fame athletes, Grammy-winning singers and stars of spectators. Backof then, fans were documenting the action with cameras sotelevision big that they needed and own movies. This combination of big-name teeing it up against thetheir phones their cases. Today, they’re shooting evencelebrities higher-quality pictures with only gorgeous of Lake makes thefor American Century Championship one and postingbackdrop them in real timeTahoe on social media all the world to see. (Note: the tournament of the most unique events in the the biggest worlds of sports and entertainment. hashtag is #ACCgolf.) Some of moments of tournaments past, like the revival of “the Beyond theactor fun on the course, there’s a serious ourTahoe celebrity Carlton” from Alfonso Ribeiro, or Steph’s dive side into to Lake aftergolf losing a bet with his tournament. The Century Championship is where golf makes impact. dad, live forever onAmerican social media. I can’t wait to see what this year brings as Ian check out your Over theposts years,and thismemories. event has raised millions of dollars for worthy causes, creating #ACCgolf a We positive impact the charities andofthose served by their tremendous For longcouldn’t havefor achieved this level success without the support of ourwork. incredible the fourth year in a row, the beneficiary of tournament fundraising is the Stowers term partners at NBC Sports, Edgewood Tahoe, Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority and Harrah’s. I Institute for Medical Research, a world-class biomedical research organization especially want to thank the celebrities who make up the most recognizable field in golf, as well dedicated to uncovering the causes, treatments and prevention of genetically based as the millions of fans who have remained loyal to this tournament for three decades. diseases like cancer. Given the competitive nature of professional athletes, many of our players approach the The Institute controlling interest in American Investments, and Century tournament with owns focus,askill and determination. As a globalCentury asset manager, American through this amazing business model, our annual dividend payments ensure the embraces this same approach to delighting our clients, who range from individual investors ongoing support of important work that can improve health and save lives. to financial intermediaries to institutional investors. Forhuman 60 years, we’ve been committed to Since 2000, nearly $1.3 billion in dividends have been paid to the Institute. We view providing investment solutions to help our clients achieve their financial objectives, whether this unique ownership structure as the ultimate example of investing with impact. that means investing for college, retirement or providing financial stability for entire societies As we strive to deliver superior investment results for clients and they continue to around the world. entrust us with their assets, this success can impact basic medical research funding Our service to others doesn’t stop when the markets close. Each year more than 40 percent aimed at finding cures for life-threatening diseases. of American Century’s own annual dividends help fund the Stowers Institute for Medical In closing, I want to thank you for your loyalty and ongoing support of the Research, whose mission is to improve the quality of life through innovative approaches to American Century Championship. Every year, more than 40,000 tournament fans the causes, treatment and prevention of diseases like cancer. Thanks to our unique ownership converge on Tahoe to bask in the beauty of a High Sierra lake and watch the most model, the Stowers Institute has received dividends totaling $1.5 billion since the year 2000. recognizable field in golf. I invite you to share your American Century Championship Furthermore, we’re pleased to once again designate the Institute as the official charitable experiences on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. When beneficiary of the 2019 American Century Championship. posting photos, videos or messages, be sure to use the official tournament hashtag At 30 years, I believe our tournament is just hitting its stride, and I look forward to many #accgolf to make it easier for your followers to catch all the highlights from Tahoe. more years of the fun, fellowship and philanthropy that have fueled the success of this event. Thank you, and enjoy our 2017 tournament.

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There Must Be Something in the Water


ahoe South has pristine nature, endless outdoor activities, non-stop entertainment for days, and one-ofa-kind locals. It’s so unlike any place, it’s almost unexplainable. In Tahoe, people leave their comfort zones behind to do things they never imagined. There can only be one explanation: “There Must Be Something in the Water.” You’ll see Tahoe South at its best with some of the most famous Hollywood celebrities, Hall of Famers, and sports legends in town this week. Clearly there is something in the water and it’s at “America’s Best Lake” (USA Today) during the 30th annual American Century Championship. We invite visitors to dive in the lake, soar above it, hike and bike around it, find a speakeasy, discover a new favorite brewery, take a culinary adventure, tempt Lady Luck, and dance the night away. Share and tag us in your explorations: @ACChampionship, #ACCGolf, @TahoeSouth, #TahoeSouth. Thank you to our partners: NBC Sports, American Century Investments, and to our volunteers - big shout out to the 30th being the “Year of the Volunteer” who make this tournament possible. To all of the fans, a warm welcome. Enjoy the tournament, Tahoe South, and the water!

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elcome to the 2019 American Century Championship, which is poised to become the most memorable yet. This marks the 30th anniversary of this world-famous tournament. We expect to attract more spectators than ever to the stunning shores of Lake Tahoe to experience the excitement and natural beauty that defines this event. Although the event’s spotlight traditionally falls on celebrities, the true stars of the American Century Championship are the sponsors, volunteers, media, and participants. Beyond increasing awareness for our resort and the tournament, they are critical to raising funds for both local and national charities. The South Tahoe communities at large also deserves high praise, including the residents, businesses, and government agencies that have shown unwavering support for the event throughout the years. In addition, we’d like to wholeheartedly thank our fans as well as our partners, American Century Investments, NBC Sports, and Lake Tahoe Authority, for their support in making the ACC the one-of-a-kind event that it is today. Just across from the golf course sits The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe, which is no longer a well-kept secret among select luxury travelers. In fact, this mountain-modern marvel has caught the attention of the travel industry’s top publications and organizations. Now in its third year of operation, The Lodge was voted No. 1 Resort Hotel in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure readers in 2018 and was named the 2019 Hotel of the Year for USA & Canada by Preferred Hotels & Resorts. Edgewood Tahoe is imbued with a unique summertime vibrancy that manifests during the ACC. However, the year-round resort takes on a distinctive character in the spring, fall and winter thanks to our ever-changing alpine climate and assortment of activities and events. We invite you to come back and stay with us throughout the year, so you can experience the seasons of Edgewood firsthand. Welcome To Edgewood Tahoe.

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Fun and Finance at the

This week, for the 30th year in a row, the biggest names in sports, television, movies and music will take to the Edgewood Tahoe course for the American Century Championship, the top tournament in celebrity golf. While some members of the celebrity field come to Tahoe for a few laughs

Tony Romo

Aaron Rodgers

Steve Young

“I came up from, you know, not a lot of money so for me it was all about savings initially. And, I got pretty grounded parents who helped along the way and it just made everything easier. It’s nice having people that you trust and love to help you go through it. And then, I’m not trying to look for the quick dollar left and right. There are things to invest in, but we want a lot of data and a lot of years based on that, before we do.”

“The things I invest in are things I either personally use or have an interest in or have researched. It’s got to be authentic. I’ve done some ads in the past that don’t really mesh with my lifestyle. At this point it’s all about quality of life. I’ve learned a lot over the years through mistakes—I think as we all do—and experience, and the things that I’m a part of and invest in are things that I believe in and use in my everyday life or are for the betterment of the planet.”

“I invested in a real estate deal that was a big deal. But it never got off the ground. It really taught me that just because someone has a great idea, it doesn’t mean it’s going to go well. For me, it got me back to the basics. I was trying to turn $1 into $5 instead of $1 into a $1.30.”

American Century Championship Former Dallas Cowboys Quarterback

Green Bay Packers Quarterback

I’m not trying to look for the quick dollar…

…back to the basics. It’s got to be authentic.

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NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback

and to rekindle friendships, many strive to compete at the highest level. These players know that golf pays dividends to those who approach the game with a plan, focus, well-honed skills, patience and determination.

managing money for its global client base, which now spans 25 countries. From individual investors to large institutions and financial intermediaries, American Century has focused on helping clients succeed for 60 years.

tournament’s most famous players about how they’ve managed to keep and grow the money they’ve earned during their storied careers, as well as lessons learned along the way. Who knows? Their insights might help you avoid a money mulligan.

American Century Investments takes the same approach to

Over the past few years, we’ve had a chance to talk to some of our

View all of our celebrity video interviews at YouTube.com/americancentury.

Charles Barkley

Stephen Curry

Doug Pederson

“Ah, probably the best, the toughest and the worst, is learning how to say ‘no.’ Because, family and friends, they drain you. I mean you want to help your family, you want to help your friends, but giving people money all the time—number one—you’re going to go broke, but also, it’s going to ruin all your relationships. Because the one thing I learned, no matter how much money you give somebody, the first time you tell them no, they hate you. So, the toughest thing for me, it was hard, and good, you have to learn to say ‘no.’”

“I was pretty good early in my career. It’s all about the rookie contract. You just basically assume that that’s the only money you’re going to get, and you live your life accordingly. If a new contract comes in, you may adjust a little bit. The biggest thing for me is when I had kids, that all changed. I would say I’m not a frugal guy, but I’m not a big spender. I’m right in the middle, where I do enjoy things and then splurge when necessary. But I make sure that I keep the long-term perspective. I got a lot of life to live, a lot of years. I want to create a legacy for my kids and my family.”

“You know, I try to keep things real simple in my mind, try not to over complicate anything. I try to go the other way, try to simplify the best I can. Whether I’m out here on the golf course or the way I coach and with my team, so just keeping it simple.”

NBA Hall of Famer

Golden State Warriors Basketball Player

NFL Head Coach: Philadelphia Eagles

The celebrity commentary reflects the opinions of the quoted individuals. This information is for educational and entertainment purposes only and is not intended as investment advice.

I make sure that I keep the long-term perspective. …you have to learn to say no.

Keep things real simple…






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ODDS TO WIN 2019 TOURNAMENT AT HARRAH’S AND HARVEYS RACE and SPORTS BOOK 1 TONY ROMO.............. 3/1 2 JOHN SMOLTZ.......... 3/1 3 MARK MULDER......... 7/2 4 MARDY FISH.............. 7/1 5 JACK WAGNER.......... 12/1 6 STEPH CURRY........... 15/1 7 JOE PAVELSKI........... 15/1 8 JEREMY ROENICK..... 15/1 9 TRENT DILFER.......... 20/1 10 DEREK LOWE............ 20/1 11 MARK RYPIEN........... 25/1 12 KYLE WILLIAMS........ 25/1 13 MIKE MODANO......... 30/1 14 JERRY WOODS.......... 30/1 15 CASE KEENUM.......... 30/1 16 RAY ALLEN................ 35/1 17 STERLING SHARPE... 35/1 18 AARON RODGERS..... 40/1 19 VINNY DEL NEGRO.... 40/1 20 TYLER SEGUIN.......... 40/1 21 ROBBIE GOULD........ 40/1 22 ERIC WEDDLE........... 40/1 23 KYLE RUDOLPH........ 40/1 24 ADAM THIELEN......... 40/1 25 ALFONSO RIBEIRO... 50/1 26 KEVIN MILLAR........... 50/1 27 ANDY DALTON........... 50/1 28 JERRY RICE............... 50/1 29 DAVID WELLS............ 50/1 30 BODE MILLER............ 50/1 31 BRET SABERHAGEN.. 50/1

32 BRET BAIER.............. 50/1 33 CARSON PALMER..... 50/1 34 GREG MADDUX......... 50/1 35 JORDY NELSON........ 50/1 36 JOE THEISMANN...... 50/1 37 TIM WAKEFIELD........ 50/1 38 RODNEY HARRISON.. 50/1 39 SHANE VICTORINO... 50/1 40 BRIAN URLACHER.... 50/1 41 JOE MAUER............... 50/1 42 JAY BILAS.................. 50/1 43 TIM BROWN.............. 60/1 44 LARRY FITZGERALD.. 60/1 45 TYLER EIFERT........... 60/1 46 PATRICK PETERSON.. 60/1 47 MIKE VRABEL............ 60/1 48 ANTHONY LYNN........ 60/1 49 TREVOR HOFFMAN... 60/1 50 KYLE LOWRY............. 60/1 51 MATT NAGY............... 60/1 52 DELL CURRY.............. 60/1 53 FRANK REICH........... 60/1 54 TOM GLAVINE........... 60/1 55 KYLE FULLER............ 75/1 56 DOUG PEDERSON..... 75/1 57 JIMMY ROLLINS........ 100/1 58 JOSH ALLEN............. 100/1 59 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE.. 100/1 60 GOLDEN TATE........... 100/1 61 OZZIE SMITH............ 100/1 62 DYLAN DREYER......... 300/1

63 BOBBY FLAY.............. 300/1 64 ANDRE IGUODALA.... 300/1 65 IVAN RODRIGUEZ..... 300/1 66 JOE DON ROONEY.... 300/1 67 JEROME BETTIS....... 500/1 68 TJ OSHIE................... 500/1 69 LISA CORNWELL....... 1000/1 70 TERRELL DAVIS......... 1000/1 71 JIM MCMAHON......... 1000/1 72 AJ HAWK................... 1000/1 73 DOUG FLUTIE........... 2000/1 74 BRIAN BAUMGARTNER.. 2000/1 75 ROB RIGGLE.............. 2000/1 76 KIRA KAZANTEV....... 2000/1 77 MARCUS ALLEN........ 2000/1 78 ROGER CLEMENS...... 2000/1 79 REGGIE BUSH........... 2000/1 80 SEAN PAYTON........... 2000/1 81 CHARLES WOODSON.. 2000/1 82 STEVE YOUNG.......... 2000/1 83 MILES TELLER........... 2000/1 84 JAY DEMARCUS......... 2000/1 85 VINCE CARTER.......... 3000/1 86 KATHRYN TAPPEN.... 3000/1 87 LARRY (CABLE GUY).. 3000/1 88 RAY ROMANO............ 5000/1 89 JOHN O’HURLEY...... 5000/1 90 HERM EDWARDS ...... 5000/1 91 JOHNNY DAMON...... 5000/1 92 DEMARCUS WARE..... 5000/1 93 CHARLES BARKLEY.. 6000/1

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Above: Tony Romo edged out former Cy Young contender Mark Mulder in the 2018 American Century Championship.



he American Century Championship has never lacked for star power — nor for talent. But now, more than ever, the tournament’s best players are also its biggest stars. No, Charles Barkley isn’t expected to contend this year. A number of top-flight athletes headline this 30th edition of the event in Lake Tahoe, marking a true golden age for celebrity golf. Take a look at this year’s favorites and consider their “other” athletic careers, too. Defending ACC champion Tony Romo was a four-time Pro Bowl quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. Last year, Romo edged out former Cy Young contender Mark Mulder, who won in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and returns with revenge on his mind. Cy Young winner and perennial MLB All-star John Smoltz is expected to contend, too, after a renewed focus on his own game. And Steph Curry, who finished 4th in 2017, will enter this year’s event fresh off a fifth consecutive NBA Finals appearance. What do these two MLB aces, a Pro Bowler and an NBA MVP have in common? In recent


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months, they have all sharpened their games against the best golfers in the entire world. Romo’s latest pro appearance came in May at the PGA Tour’s AT&T Byron Nelson in Dallas. He missed the cut, but was encouraged by a steady showing of 76-74 — and remains wholly consumed by the vexing game of golf. “You can really make a ton of improvement with the right technique or practice. It’s like a puzzle. You can figure it out and you can really improve. It’s just, you got to go try and dissect it and figure it out,” Romo said after the Byron Nelson, more determined than ever. “If you can, then you can shoot scores that you’re proud of.” Mulder played in last fall’s Safeway Open, posting 75-74. He’s itching to get back to Tahoe. “I personally don’t get this anywhere else. So that’s why this is my favorite week of the year,” he said after last year’s event.” Smoltz, now 52, has been making a concerted effort at playing the PGA Tour Champions. In two 2019 starts, he’s shown flashes of brilliance — and earned praise from his competition. “I have had a lot of flattering comments from guys who say, ‘Hey, you can really play.’ Guys like Billy Andrade, Jerry Kelly. “They manage their games better; I’m still learning. When I think about what needs to be different, it’s kind of like a lineup where there’s one guy who you just can’t get out.” For Smoltz the pitcher, that hitter was Tony Gwynn. For Smoltz the golfer, it’s a matter of honing in all facets of his game at the right time. As for Curry? He may be the most golfmad of them all. “I think I think about golf way too much, it’s a problem. Like, during a game, yeah,” he admitted in a Facebook show following his life. “If I’m on the bench, dead ball or something, a swing tip might pop into my head…I’m haunted by it. That’s what my wife says,” Curry said. Curry’s two Web.com tour events have come near his home at the Ellie Mae Classic; while he missed the cut both times, three of the four rounds were 74 or better, impressing his playing partners. Every week besides the ACC, this crew of serious

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players pull for each other. “It’s awesome. Celebrity golf is getting better, the upper echelon of guys who can play, and we always know when another guy is playing,” Smoltz said. But the American Century Championship, as fun as it is, means time to dial in their best efforts. “It’s our World Series of Golf,” he continued. “I haven’t won it, I want to win one, and if I stay relatively healthy I’ll be in the running again.” When pressed for his list of tournament favorites, Smoltz listed the usual suspects: Mulder, Romo, Curry. But he’s gunning for the top spot himself. “I just want to be in the last group one time. I just want to get in that last group and put myself in a position where I can win.” The better-than-ever competition guarantees just one thing: If Smoltz makes it to that final group, it’s because he’s earned it.

Above: John Smoltz, 52, is in search of his first ACC win. Left: Tony Romo missed the cut at the PGA Tour’s AT&T Byron Nelson in May.

I haven’t won it, I want to win one, and if I stay relatively healthy I’ll be in the running again. -John Smoltz

About the Author Dylan Dethier is a former mini-tour pro and an occasional PGA Tour caddie but does most of his “real work” chasing down stories for GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com.




By Sandra Harwitt

In golf, as in much of life, it’s not always about winning. Instead it’s about bringing your best to whatever you’re doing. Renowned NBC weather anchor Dylan Dreyer and Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev plan to bring their best when they join the 90-player field at the American Century Championship this week. Dreyer and Kazantsev will be making their inaugural ACC appearances when they join Golf Channel host Lisa Cornwell and “NHL on NBC” host Kathryn Tappen to form a women’s foursome. They will play the 54-hole, modified stableford format event that gathers an A-list of sports and entertainment celebrities to Lake Tahoe. They join a field that includes defending champion Tony Romo, three-time former champion Mark Mulder, one-time NFL stars Marcus Allen, Reggie Bush and Steve Young; NBA luminaries Steph Curry, Ray Allen and Charles Barkley; MLB greats John Smoltz, Roger Clemens, Greg Maddux and Ozzie Smith; and entertainment stars Justin Timberlake, Miles Teller and Ray Romano. Dedicated golf enthusiasts, Dreyer and Kazantsev both admit to being excited about teeing off at the ACC, which has raised over $5 million for a variety of not-for-profit charities through the years. Dreyer was thrilled to receive the invite to play as Tappen, a close friend, has repeatedly



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Above: “NHL on NBC” host Kathryn Tappen returns to the American Century Championship. Left: Golf Channel host Lisa Cornwell will play in a women’s foursome. Top Right: NBC weather anchor Dylan Dreyer Bottom Right: Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev

raved about the tournament. “I’ve never played with anyone watching as far as spectators are concerned,” she said. “I am scared to death. I have no idea how it’s going to go. A good outcome for me - my score is never a good outcome of every round I play - but if I can break 100 on a tough course I’d be happy. That would be a successful trip for me.” Kazantsev, who served as Miss America with the platform “Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Protecting Women Against Domestic Violence,” and is a long-time partner of Safe Horizon, an organization dedicated to provide Domestic Violence services, has never played Edgewood although her family has a vacation home in Tahoe. While she is a newcomer to the ACC, Kazantsev has played other big-time golf celebrity events so she understands what the atmosphere is going to be like. “I’d rather walk on stage at Miss America than walk in front of a gallery of spectators as a golfer, admitted Kazantsev, who reveals her current handicap is an approximate 13.9. “It is insane what a crowd can do to your mental fortitude and everything you practiced can just go out the window in a split second.” “The audience - when you do something poorly and they make this ‘Oooohhh’ sound - to be able to overcome that and still do your best is great,” she added. Dreyer and Kazantsev developed their love for golf in very different ways, which offers proof that an interest in the sport can come at anytime. The golf bug bit Dreyer when her now husband, NBC cameraman Brian Fichera, an avid golfer, presented her with a starter set of clubs when they first started dating around nine years ago. Nowadays, golf is a favorite activity for the couple to share along with a beer and hotdog – Dreyer even posted an Instagram photo proving that to be true. Naturally, Fichera will be on hand to provide moral support for Dreyer from the sidelines during the ACC. “Brian said, ‘Get yourself a couple of lessons and see if you like it and if you like it, stick with it,’” recalls Dreyer, who is hoping to meet fellow golf enthusiast Justin Timberlake in Tahoe. “I fell in love with golf immediately and it’s this thing we do together

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whenever we can. We plan vacations around it.” For Kazantsev, the daughter of Russian immigrants, golf became a shared activity with her surgeon father when she was just three years-old. She became a serious junior golfer but stopped competing through her teens when the family moved to California. “Golf was a way my father could spend time with me without a lot of conversation,” said Kazantsev, a Golden State Warriors fan hoping to run across Steph Curry during the event. “At around age 13, 14 I really burnt out on the sport. Ten years later I became Miss America and I was getting invited to pro-ams and that reignited my love of the game.” Interestingly, both women revealed similar goals for the American Century Championships weekend: have fun and do a credible job in representing women. “I think I can hold my own,” said Dreyer, who estimates her handicap at “somewhere around 21,” and admits her driving and putting never seem to work well at the same time. “I think I’m going to have a lot of fun. I know I’m one of four women playing in the tournament so I just want to represent women and want to play well enough. I want people to see me swing and that I can hit the ball and make good contact. I want them to think I’m there because I’m pretty good at golf.” As for Kazantsev, she believes she can outdrive some of the men in the field, but that isn’t what will be important. “The type of golfer I am, I’m not trying to become an LPGA professional,” Kazantsev said. “I’m just there to have fun and to show other women you don’t have to finish in the top 10, top 20, or finish in anything special to enjoy it. “It’s about showing up and regardless of my skill level or what people expect. I’m just there for me. To show that kind of confidence and fearlessness is really important to me.” About the Author Sandra Harwitt travels the world writing sports for USA Today, ESPN.com, Associated Press and other prominent outlets.




Bay Area Stars Shooting for Golf Win


teph Curry and Joe Pavelski give it their all when a championship is at stake. Their passion is sure to show again at the American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe, just as it did when they shined on the same May night in separate Bay Area arenas. BY Cam Inman, Columnist, San Jose Mercury News

Steph Curry has led the Golden State Warriors to five straight NBA Finals appearances.


While Curry came alive for a Golden State Warriors win in the NBA playoffs, and Pavelski skated into the hero’s role for the San Jose Sharks in the NHL playoffs. Neither was totally healthy, other than their will to win. Heck, a month later, Pavelski took inventory of his issues as he began his “kind of delayed” golf preparations. “The head’s feeling good, the knee is coming around, and the finger has been a little bit of a hiccup, just had a little surgery there after the first round,” Pavelski said. Such is life when you’re captaining a hockey team still in search of its first Stanley Cup. As for life as a title-chasing golfer, Pavelski noted: “It’s such a great week.” Pavelski and Curry, two of the Bay Area’s preeminent sports stars, are legit challengers to win at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, where they’ll help headline a field filled with other sports stars, actors, singers and more celebrities, many from the Bay Area. Pavelski tied for third last year behind winner Tony Romo and runner-up Mark Mulder. Curry tied for 11th, a year after placing fourth. When Curry returns this year, he’ll get another chance to take down his father, Dell. “All, I want to know what are my odds at beating Steph?” Dell joked. “He was probably 15 when he beat me at golf. It was on my birthday, we were on vacation, he beat me on my birthday. He still has that card pictured in his room.”


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Nowadays, in a familiar picture, Steph Curry just led the Warriors to their fifth straight NBA Finals. But it wasn’t easy along the way. Go back to May 8, when Curry and Pavelski were masters of their respective teams’ domains. Curry keyed a pivotal, Warriors playoff win. He scored 25 points in a 104-99 victory over Houston to snap a 2-2 series tie. And he did so despite the lingering effects of a dislocated middle finger, stepping up big time when Kevin Durant exited with a calf injury that became the NBA playoffs’ top storyline. “You saw Steph go into a different mode when Kevin went out. He knew he had to be the offensive fulcrum,” coach Steve Kerr said. About 20 miles down I-880 in San Jose, the Sharks needed to win Game 7 for a spot in the Western Conference Final, so Pavelski inspiringly suited up for the first time since sustaining a gruesome head injury two weeks earlier. It took less than six minutes for Pavelski to score, then he quickly added an assist in an eventual 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche. “It was nice, I’m not going to lie,” Pavelski said at his locker. “It’s fun and rewarding to win this time of year.” Pavelski won’t face the job hazards in Tahoe like with his day job. He lost three teeth when a puck deflected off his mouth for the Sharks’ first goal of the playoffs in April. Pavelski finished five shots behind Romo’s tournament-clinching score last year, after placing 10th in 2016 and tying for 12th in ‘17. Curry has been a perennial contender in Lake

Steph Curry finished fourth at the ACC in 2014 and 2017.

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San Jose Sharks forward Joe Pavelski tied for third at last year’s American Century Championship.

Tahoe: 2010, 28th; 2013, tied-fourth; 2014, tied-13th; 2016, 27th (one shot behind his dad, Dell); 2017, fourth; and, 2018, tied-11th. “I’ve always been a golf junkie, watching it on TV all the time, trying to get immersed in it as much as I can,” Curry said at last year’s ACC. “But I know what my day job is and enjoy the challenges and the journey and the career that basketball has given me. “To be able to be in this situation like this every year, you kind of morph my two worlds, my love for golf and competitive environment of being an athlete, and it’s a pretty cool experience out here. I look forward to it.”

Bay area players Pavelski and Curry are just two with Bay Area ties in this year’s ACC field. Curry’s Warriors teammate, Andre Igudola, will be golfing, as will Robbie Gould (49ers) and Aaron Rodgers (Cal, Green Bay Packers), plus a swarm of retired stars: Mark Mulder (threetime ACC champion), Jerry Rice, Steve Young, Tim Brown, Trent Dilfer, Jimmy Rollins, Jeremy Roenick, Charles Woodson, Carson Palmer and Jordy Nelson. Curry, Pavelski and all comers will look to dethrone Romo, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback who’s flourished as a CBS analyst. John Smoltz, Hall of Fame pitcher and Fox analyst, is also an imposing favorite.



ACC 30th Anniversary

Year of the Volunteer A Q&A with the people that make the ACC possible

What was your first year volunteering at ACC? Tom Reyes: 1991, second year of the event Mary Larsen: 1994. I have volunteered regularly ever since for 20+ years Dick Horn: 1993, the first year Isuzu was the title sponsor Jean Williams: 2000


olunteers are the backbone of every golf tournament, and the American Century Championship highlights that fact. The staff of nearly 400 is laden with communityminded, good-hearted people who are golf and celebrity-obsessed. These volunteers are the No. 1 reason the event has been able to donate more than $5 million to area and national charities through the years. This work force donates their time and talents to welcome visitors, locals, celebrities, officials and media. Their work is paramount in helping to smooth the complex operation of a major tournament. That in turn, allows tournament officials and sponsors: NBC, American Century Investments and the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority to designate funds to help others. A major sponsor of the event, the LTVA also coordinates and schedules the crew of 400+ volunteers in various areas including security, front gate, marshals, scoring, concessions, and transportation. When you see them throughout the course this year, give them a nod and acknowledge their contribution to make the tournament successful and your experience comfortable. So who are these folks? We talked to a few of the longer-serving volunteers to hear their stories:

What positions have you held over the years?

TR: Leaderboard, Front Gate, Marshal MR: The only job I’ve had is course marshal with Team Reyes, led by Tom Reyes. As I recall, the first year was hole 6 and we moved around a bit before settling down on tournament hole 2. DH: First year walking scorer. Ever since then have been a co-chair for Marshals, Security, Walking Marshals and the tournament director’s favorite pinata! JW: Security—front gate, media room or club house

Why did you get involved?

TR: Last 15 years, hole 11 as marshal MR: Tom and June Reyes are friends from

our days of teaching for the Department of Defense Dependents School System overseas. They owned a cabin at Tahoe and spent their summers there. They would host a gathering of colleagues and when the tournament came along, that became the reunion time. When



the Reyes’ retired to Tahoe, the tournament tradition- and the fun -continued! DH: I make my living here and feel that I should contribute back to the community. There is no better publicity for the area than the ACC. JW: Wanted to give back to my community where I’ve lived since 1973. My husband played golf, and I wanted to learn more so when we retired I would understand why he loved it so much!!

Your favorite celebrities & why

TR: Lou Holtz, Mike Eurizone. Just enjoy that a lot of the celebrities say hello, acknowledge our involvement, and say how nice it is to have us working with them for the benefit of everyone involved. MR: Sir Charles Barkley is one of my favorites, especially after the year of the fire when he contributed so much to the recovery effort. DH: Aaron Rogers, always a gentleman, a friend, and a Chico guy. Larry the Cable Guy as

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I like his sense of humor. Vice President Quayle always friendly and will talk to you and thank other volunteers. Charles Barkley as he always took the time to sit down and sign autographs for the kids. Steve Young, a gentleman and a hell of a San Francisco 49ers QB. JW: Jerry Rice—a true “officer and a gentleman”, just super nice and what a great smile!!

Most memorable stories from the tournament

TR: When Charles Barkley finally hit his tee

shot on No. 11 over the one. It was one of the few times he ever made it. Plus, it was the year he did it with swinging with one arm. Everybody went crazy. MR: Trent Dilfer hit his drive into the evergreen tree just over the pond and the ball stayed in the tree near the top. DH: I could write a book. How about the guy who streaked the whole golf course ending up tangled naked in the barbwire whom the sheriff let go — they figured he received enough punishment from all his cuts. JW: As I was going off shift, a man at the concierge desk needed a ride to Harrah’s, he was told there were no limos available. I offered to give him a ride but he would have to wait for me to get my car in the volunteer parking area, he said that would be super. He would get his friend who also needed a ride and wait for me...his friend was Dan Marino!

Also working security at the front gate, I had a gentleman who was trying to get a Broncos helmet in to obtain John Elway’s signature. He was using it as a cooler complete with beer and ice—he was very disappointed to leave it at the memorabilia tent.

What’s your favorite part of the American Century Championship?

TR: The anticipatory atmosphere; every year something will happen that we don’t expect. That’s what makes it so exciting. And you never know how good some of these athletes are. I remember watching Corey Nakatani, the jockey, hit the golf ball. I think he’s about 5-foot tall and I’m 5’ 4” tall but he hit it 285 yards. I thought, how the hell can a guy like that hit a ball that far.” I can hit it about 150 yards. MR: I enjoy the quiet beauty of the trees, the lake and the mountains in the morning before the excitement of tournament play begins. I enjoy spending time with Team Reyes and watching the golfers and their entourages along the course. DH: Just being with friends and helping them have a good time. JW: All were the best.....

What makes you return each year

TR: I just look forward to the tournament every year. We all laugh and enjoy the experience and each other’s company. It’s all about the atmosphere, the people who work there and the camaraderie. The whole event is fun, I just love going. There’s been four of us going for 10 years. MR: I return each year to visit Tom and June and enjoy the scenery of Tahoe -and work at the ACC! TRADITION! DH: Just supporting the community and seeing friends JW: The people, the fun...

Your hometown

TR: Lodi, Calif. native. Been at Tahoe since 1968 when my wife and I bought a cabin. MR: Hometown is Lake Park, MN. I retired to San Antonio, TX. DH: South Lake Tahoe

Opposite: Tom Reyes has been volunteering at the ACC for the past 29 years.

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JW: South Lake Tahoe.


TR: 87 years old MR: 75 years old DH: 74 JW: Forever young!!

Your profession

TR: Teacher with the Department of Defense in trans dependent schools systems in numerous countries including the Philippines, Germany, Canada, Germany and others. 20 years of general science: chemistry, biology, physics. Principal in Goose Bay, Labrador, and Bitberg, Germany. MR: I taught school with DODSS for 40 years: South Korea, Philippines, and Germany DH: Currently the State Farm Agent for South Lake Tahoe. Previous school teacher and elementary school teacher in Fairfield, CA. Grew up in San Carlos, CA on the San Francisco Peninsula. Was a Naval Aviator and flew off of aircraft carriers during the Vietnam Conflict. Stayed in the Naval Reserves and Retired as a Navy Commander. Currently also a Naval Academy Blue and Gold Officer assisting high school graduates trying to get into the United States Naval Academy. JW: Registered Nurse.

Left: The ACC gives Dick Horn an opportunity to give back to the community.

Above: Jean Williams has returned to volunteer at the ACC each year since 2000.



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Bob Lowe Scoreboard Master


e’s considered the Michelangelo of calligraphy. What’s become a lost art is an annual treasure at the American Century Championship. Like the Sistine Chapel, Bob Lowe’s talents are pure art, only his is on the wall in the media center on the giant scoreboard that stretches across the front of the room. After 23 years at Tahoe and 20 years prior at various tournaments throughout Southern California, the PGA and LPGA, the 89-year-old master is laying down his ink markers and felt pens. His “penmanship” talents were recognized when he was volunteering at a tournament and was asked to help on the leader board in the media room. His attractive printing led a tournament official to ask if he’d be interested in utilizing those skills more often. After a few years practicing at various tournaments, he was asked to do the scoreboard in Kaanapali and work his magic there. When he was a last minute replacement at the Bob Hope Desert Classic he met Mike Milthorpe, also the tournament director for the ACC. It’s been an annual reunion since.

Bob Lowe, an artist and gentleman, quick with a smile, a laugh and razor wit, will surely be missed but always appreciated by all those who had the pleasure of working with him.

Above, clockwise from top left: Bob and “Toots” Lowe, Tools of the trade, Have case. No more travel, Working magic at the big board. Left: A Family Affair- Jimmy, Bob, Toots, and Jackie



Involved in the Southern California golf community for many years, Lowe, 89, joined the Southern California Golf Association in 1995 and served as president in 2008. Following an early retirement as a high school English teacher and coach, he operated a highly successful auto parts and repair shop. Bob attended USC, served in the Navy during the Korean conflict and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Whittier College. He and his wife Marlene (“Toots”) have been married 62 years. In addition to being SCGA president, Lowe was also second vice president of the California Golf Association, and was chairman of the 97th California Amateur Championship in 2008. Their son, Jimmy, and daughter Jackie, have also been involved with the scoreboards. The kids now drive Bob and Toots from Southern California to Tahoe annually. Bob Lowe, an artist and gentleman, quick with a smile, a laugh and razor wit, will surely be missed but always appreciated by all those who had the pleasure of working with him.

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2018 American Century Championship Results Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, Stateline, Nevada July 10-15, 2018 - Purse: $600,000 54 Holes - 6709 yards - Par: 36-36

Pos Player

1 Tony Romo 2 Mark Mulder 3 Joe Pavelski 3 Ray Allen 5 Trent Dilfer 5 Mardy Fish 7 Jeremy Roenick 8 Mark Rypien 9 Eric Gagne 10 John Smoltz 11 Sterling Sharpe 11 Steph Curry 11 Andrew Bachelder 14 Bret Saberhagen 15 Bret Baier 16 Jack Wagner 17 Vinny Del Negro 18 Aaron Rodgers 18 Adam Thielen 20 Greg Maddux 20 Mike Modano 22 Robbie Gould 22 Derek Lowe 24 Case Keenum 24 Carson Palmer 26 Bode Miller 27 Alfonso Ribeiro 28 Tom Glavine 28 Brian Urlacher 30 Ozzie Smith 30 Dell Curry 32 Doug Pederson 33 Joe Carter 33 Colt Ford 33 Trevor Hoffman 33 Justin James 37 David Wells 37 Golden Tate 39 Deron Williams 39 Tim Wakefield 41 Joe Don Rooney 42 Jerome Bettis 42 Ivan Rodriguez 42 Larry Fitzgerald 45 Joe Theismann 45 Jerry Rice


18 26 27 16 31 21 25 23 18 14 24 28 24 19 19 17 22 23 19 17 22 21 18 17 19 13 23 21 14 18 18 11 21 18 10 22 20 7 23 17 18 14 12 19 17 17 13 17 7 21 18 16 17 11 15 18 11 13 18 11 9 17 16 12 12 17 14 9 18 18 10 12 16 9 15 10 13 16 18 11 6 13 8 12 4 15 14 11 10 11 7 12 13 6 12 13 12 9 9 12 8 10 11 9 10 7 7 16 12 10 7 10 8 11 3 17 5 3 12 10 8 5 10 14 8 0 1 14 7 9 4 9 5 9 5 1 4 14

71 68 66 66 62 62 58 56 55 53 50 50 50 49 48 47 46 44 44 42 42 41 41 40 40 39 35 33 33 32 32 31 30 30 30 30 29 29 25 25 23 22 22 22 19 19

Total Money

Pos Player

Amateur $60,000 $30,000 $30,000 $18,125 $18,125 $14,200 $13,000 $12,000 $11,000 $9,583 $9,583 $9,583 $8,900 $8,750 $8,500 $8,200 Amateur $7,600 $7,100 $7,100 Amateur $6,725 $6,250 $6,250 $5,900 $5,700 $5,350 $5,350 $4,900 $4,900 Amateur $4,150 $4,150 $4,150 $4,150 $3,700 $3,700 Amateur $3,400 $3,200 $3,025 $3,025 Amateur $2,650 $2,650

47 Alex Smith 48 TJ Oshie 48 Tim Brown 48 Lisa Cornwell 51 Dan Quayle 52 Brian Kelly 53 Mike Eruzione 53 AJ Hawk 55 Roger Clemens 55 Urban Meyer 57 Brian Baumgartner 58 Jared Allen 58 Jim McMahon 60 Marcus Allen 60 Doug Flutie 62 Terrell Davis 63 Ben Higgins 64 Steve Young 65 Miles Teller 66 Marvin Lewis 67 Charles Woodson 68 Jay DeMarcus 69 Willie Robertson 70 Rob Riggle 71 Ray Romano 71 Chris Webber 73 Vince Carter 74 Kyle Lowry 74 Reggie Bush 76 Blake Bortles 77 Sean Payton 77 Larry the Cable Guy 79 Trent Green 80 Bruce McGill 80 John O’Hurley 82 Kathryn Tappen 83 Herm Edwards 84 Tim Simons 85 Jared Goff 86 Johnny Damon 87 Kevin Nealon 88 Al Michaels 89 Gary LeVox 90 DeMarcus Ware 91 Charles Barkley 92 Patrick Peterson


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Total Money

$2,500 $2,300 $2,300 $2,300 Amateur $2,100 $1,925 $1,925 $1,925 $1,925 $1,800 $1,675 $1,675 $1,575 Amateur $1,500 Amateur $1,400 $1,375 Amateur $1,325 Amateur $1,275 $1,250 $1,213 $1,213 $1,175 Amateur Amateur $1,100 Amateur $1,063 $1,040 $1,025 $1,025 Amateur $1,000 $1,000 Amateur $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 Amateur Amateur $1,000

Total purse distributed: $600,000  Charit y contributions to date: $5 Million+ (donated to national and local non-profits)

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4 408 Yards

Avoid the trees on the right! Ideal tee shot works from left to right. A tee shot in the right portion of the fairway offers the best angle to this green.



4 375 Yards

Accurate tee shot to the center of the fairway is key! A well-struck tee shot up the left side will find the tall pine difficult to negotiate on your second shot.

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5 570 Yards

Aim tee shot just left of the fairway bunkers on the right. Second shot should lay up short and left of the fairway bunker, but beware of the water on the left.



5 536 Yards

Aim tee shot straight down the middle. If you lay up, keep your shot short of the fairway bunker on the left and avoid the creek on the right.



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3 152 Yards

Favor the right half of the green, prevailing wind should bring ball back to the center. Short or left into the big tree can spell double bogey.



4 417 Yards

Aim tee shot down the middle of the fairway of this downhill par four. Check yardage carefully, the green is almost fifty yards long and slopes from left to right.

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3 164 Yards

The shortest hole on the course, with another very deep green. Club selection is critical if you want to hit it tight.



4 380 Yards

Your tee shot should favor the left side of the fairway which offers the best approach to this large green.

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4 381 Yards

Drives into the right side of the fairway provides the best angle to the sloping green.



4 425 Yards

Tee shot should favor the right center of this fairway, which slopes from right to left. This offers the best angle to the green.



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4 315 Yards

A drive placed at the right edge of the fairway is the ideal position. Long hitters beware of the water that will come into play through the left side of the fairway.



3 154 Yards

Club selection is critical to this wide, but shallow green. Both bunkers can present a difficult up and down.

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4 413 Yards

Tee shots favoring the right side of the fairway shorten an already difficult second shot to a narrow green surrounded by trees.



4 411 Yards

Driver or 3-wood just left of the fairway bunker is perfect. Watch the wind, a draw off the tee can drift into the lake.



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Accuracy is the key off the tee here and driver is not necessary. Favor the left side a little. Trees left are bad, but trees right can be worse.



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Just left of the tall pine is the place to aim your tee shot. Second shots should be played short of the fairway bunker crossing the fairway.

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Large green but any wind can make a club selection a challenge. Generally it comes into you and from the right.



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This is a reachable par five. Ideal tee shot favors the left side of the fairway, from there you have a good look at the green.

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NFL Hall of Fame RB Career Highlights: One of the best running backs in NFL history, Hall of Famer Marcus Allen is a six-time Pro Bowler and two-time rushing touchdowns leader. Allen had a phenomenal 16-year career with the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs where he posted 3,022 carries for 12,243 yards with 5,411 receiving yards. Third on the NFL’s all-time rushing touchdown list with 123, Allen was MVP of Super Bowl XVIII when the Raiders defeated the Washington Redskins. His other accolades include: 1982 NFL Rookie of the Year, 1985 NFL MVP, 1982 and 1985 First-Team All-Pro, 1984 Second-Team All-Pro, and 1993 NFL Comeback Player of the Year. His best year came in 1985, as he led the league with 1,759 rushing yards on 380 carries (4.6 yards per carry) and 11 touchdowns. Allen became the first player in NFL history to rush for more than 10,000 yards and 5,000 caught passes. At the University of Southern California, he won the 1981 Heisman Trophy setting an all-time single-season rushing record with 2,342 yards. Allen is the only player in history to win a Heisman Trophy, an NCAA National Championship, a Super Bowl, and be named NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP.

NBA Hall of FameR Career Highlights: A 10-time NBA All-Star guard, Ray Allen was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018. Considered one of the game’s most prolific shooters ever, Allen won two NBA Championships playing for the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics. Allen made more three-pointers in his career than any other player in NBA history with 2,973. His clutch shooting helped Miami win the 2013 NBA Championship. Prior to joining the Heat, Allen led Boston to five straight NBA Playoffs including the 2008 NBA title. He had an incredible 2011 season leading the NBA in points scored, minutes played, field goals made, field goals attempted, three-point field goals made, and threepoint field goals attempted. Prior to Boston, Allen played for the Seattle SuperSonics (2003-07) and the Milwaukee Bucks (1996-2003), where he still holds numerous franchise records for both teams. Allen led the NBA in three-point field goals made in 2002, 2003, 2006, and 2011 and was named to the 2005 All-NBA Second Team and 2001 All-NBA Third Team. He won the 2003 NBA’s Joe Dumars Sportsmanship Award and won an Olympic gold medal with the 2000 United States basketball team.



NFL Quarterback: Buffalo Bills Career Highlights: Quarterback Josh Allen finished his NFL rookie season with the Buffalo Bills after earning the starting job the second week of the season. Allen threw for 2,074 yards and 10 touchdowns in 12 games (missed four games due to an elbow injury). Allen finished third among all quarterbacks in rushing yardage (631 yards) despite missing the four games. Allen’s 135-yard rushing game at Miami on December 2, 2108 is the highest rushing total for a quarterback in five years. In the final game of the season against the Dolphins, Allen threw for 224 yards, ran for another 95 yards, and was responsible for five total touchdowns in the 42-17 season-ending win. Allen was selected seventh overall in the 2018 NFL Draft by Buffalo after three seasons at Wyoming (2015-17) and one year at Reedley College (2014). He earned Second Team All-Mountain West honors in 2017, and in 2016 led Wyoming to a Mountain Division co-championship and the school’s first-ever appearance in the Mountain West Championship game. In two seasons as Wyoming’s starting quarterback, Allen accounted for 5,833 yards of total offense including 57 touchdowns.

FOX News Host and chief political anchor Career Highlights: As FOX News Channel’s chief political anchor, Bret Baier also recently celebrated his 10-year anniversary anchoring one of top cable news shows, “Special Report with Bret Baier.” Baier has anchored more than 30 political specials on FNC, reported from Iraq and Afghanistan, traveled the world with various administrations and military officials and reported from almost 75 countries. Prior to his anchor role, Baier was named chief White House correspondent in 2006, covering the second term of the Bush administration. Before that, he served as national security correspondent covering military and national security affairs, as well as military policy and the intelligence community from the Pentagon. Baier joined the network in 1998 and served as FNC’s Southeastern correspondent from 1998 to 2001. Prior to joining FNC, Baier worked for WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina, WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois and WJWJ-TV in Beaufort, South Carolina. A graduate of DePauw University, he is also the author of the New York Times Best-Seller, “Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love” and “Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission.”

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Charles Barkley

Brian Baumgartner

NBA Hall of Famer Career Highlights: Considered one of the NBA’s most dominant power forwards, Hall of Famer Charles Barkley is now best recognized as the popular and insightful analyst on TNT’s “Inside the NBA.” Inducted into the 2006 Basketball Hall of Fame, Barkley followed up his NBA career with an Emmy Award-winning television career. A colorful entertainer, Barkley has evolved into a pop culture icon on TNT where he has been an NBA studio analyst since 2000. An 11-time NBA All-Star, five-time All-NBA First Team, five-time Second Team selection, and one-time Third Team selection, Barkley won the 1993 NBA MVP award, when he led the Phoenix Suns to the NBA Finals. Barkley played his first eight seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers and finished his career with the Suns and Houston Rockets, posting career averages of 22.1 points, 11.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists. Other accolades include: 1991 NBA All-Star Game MVP, 1985 NBA All-Rookie Team, and NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team. A member of the 1992 and 1996 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic basketball teams, he was named Sports Illustrated’s 2002 “Personality of the Year.” Barkley has also written four books including “Who’s Afraid of a Large Black Man?,” and “Outrageous!”

Actor: The Office Career Highlights: Best known for playing Kevin Malone on the former NBC hit comedy “The Office,” Emmy Award-winning actor Brian Baumgartner has a vast variety of film and television credits. Baumgartner appeared on the big screen in “License to Wed” starring Robin Williams. He also appeared in the comedy “Four Christmases” with Vince Vaughn. He also played prominent roles in the independent drama films “Into Temptation,” “Dirty Girl,” “The Last Push,” “House of Good and Evil,” and the 2018 comedy “One Last Night.” Baumgartner also has television credits including: “The Goldbergs,” “Chicago Fire,” “Arrested Development,” “CSI,” “Good Behavior,” “Jake in Progress,” “Everwood,” “Hot in Cleveland,” “Mike & Molly,” “Criminal Minds,” “The Bridge,” “Rake,” “Scream Queens,” and many others. Baumgartner started his career in the theater in Minneapolis and co-founded the Hidden Theatre. The Theatre’s first offering was Athol Fugard’s “People Are Living There” followed by “Of Mice and Men” and more complex roles including “The Crackwalker” and “Curse of the Starving Class.” Baumgartner in 1998 began a run of the one-man show “Rum and Vodka” and then a one-man comedy show showing his ability to thrive in either drama or comedy.

Jerome Bettis

Jay Bilas

NFL Hall of Fame RB Career Highlights: Inducted into the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame, Jerome Bettis is considered one of the greatest NFL power running backs of his era. A six-time Pro Bowler and twotime AP First-Team All-Pro, the 13-year NFL veteran rushed for 13,662 career yards and retired following the Pittsburgh Steelers 2006 Super Bowl victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Selected 10th overall by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1993 NFL Draft out of Notre Dame, Bettis began his successful rookie campaign rushing for 1,429 yards. His post-season honors included being named Co-Rookie of the Year, Sporting News Rookie of the Year, and the Rams MVP. Nicknamed “The Bus,” Bettis played the first three years of his career with the Rams before being traded to the Steelers where he played for 10 more illustrious seasons. A member of the 10,000 yards rushing club, Bettis is one of only eight players in history to rush for 1,000 yards for eight or more seasons. His other accolades include the 1996 Comeback Player of the Year, three-time Steelers MVP, and the Walter Payton Man of the Year honors for his contributions to the community.

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ESPN College Basketball Analyst Career Highlights: Jay Bilas has been an ESPN college basketball analyst since joining the network in 1995. Bilas shines on the popular Saturday morning and evening college basketball program “College GameDay,” and in 2015 added analyzing the “Saturday Primetime” game-of-the-week telecasts. Bilas also provides Men’s Final Four studio coverage, writes for ESPN.com, and contributes to “SportsCenter” and ESPN Radio. In college, Bilas was a four-year starter at Duke under Mike Krzyzewski from 1982-86. Bilas scored 1,062 points, grabbed 692 rebounds and helped lead Duke to the 1986 NCAA Championship game. Bilas’ 1986 Duke team held the NCAA record for the most wins in a single season with 37 until 2012 (Kentucky, 38 wins). Drafted by the Dallas Mavericks, Bilas chose to play professional basketball overseas, ranking among top scorers in Italy during the 1987 and 1988 seasons, and then in Spain for part of the 1989 season. Bilas returned to Duke in 1990 to serve as an assistant coach, while also earning his law degree from Duke Law School. As an assistant coach under Krzyzewski, the Blue Devils advanced to the NCAA Championship game three times, winning back-toback titles in 1991 and 1992.



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Hall of Fame WR Career Highlights: One of the most prolific wide receivers in NFL history, Tim Brown was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 2015. A 17-year NFL veteran, ninetime Pro Bowler, and three-time All-Pro, Brown played for the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders (19882003) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004). He ranks second all-time in NFL history with 14,934 receiving yards and third in career pass receptions with 1,094. Brown holds numerous Raiders records including receptions (1,070), receiving yards (14,734), all-purpose yards (19,431), punt returns (320), punt return yardage (3,272), receiving touchdowns (99), and is the only Raider ever to score on pass receptions, rushing, kickoff returns and punt returns. Brown also holds the Raiders franchise record with nine straight 1,000 plus yards receiving in a season (1993-2001). At Notre Dame he won the prestigious 1987 Heisman Trophy and was a consensus All-America, UPI and The Sporting News College Player of the Year. He broke Notre Dame school career records for receiving yards (2,493), kickoff return yards (1,613) and all-purpose yards (5,024). Brown was inducted into the 2010 College Football Hall of Fame and 2013 Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame.

Former NFL All Pro RB Career Highlights: A First-Team All-Pro running back for the New Orleans Saints, Reggie Bush won a Super Bowl title with the Saints. One of the most electrifying college players ever, Bush was selected second overall in the 2006 NFL Draft out of the University of Southern California. In his 11-year NFL career, he played for New Orleans (2006-10), Miami (2011-12), Detroit (2013-14), San Francisco (2015), and Buffalo (2016) and finished his career with 1,286 carries for 5,490 running yards, 3,598 receiving yards, and 54 total touchdowns. He was especially effective in the Saints offense, catching 47 or more passes from 2006 to 2009. In 2008, Bush tied the NFL record for fastest to his 200th catch, doing so in 34 games. Bush was instrumental throughout the NFL Playoffs helping the Saints win the 2010 Super Bowl. In his standout career at USC, Bush was a two-time consensus All-American, two-time Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year, and named the 2005 AP and Sporting News Player of the Year. He also won the Doak Walker Award, Walter Camp Award, and the Heisman Trophy (but forfeited it later as part of an NCAA investigation).

Larry the Cable Guy

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Actor/Comedian Career Highlights: A stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor and former radio personality, Larry The Cable Guy is a multiplatinum recording artist. The Grammy nominee and Billboard award winner continues to sellout theaters across the country. Larry starred in the popular History Channel series “Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy,” where he explored the country and immersed himself in different lifestyles, jobs, and hobbies. A member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour that included Bill Engvall, Ron White, and Jeff Foxworthy, Larry also co-starred in the Tyler Perry movie “A Madea Christmas,” and starred in the CMT animated show com “Bounty Hunters,” which reunited him with Foxworthy and Engvall. Larry has released seven comedy albums, of which three have been certified gold. Larry won Billboard’s 2005 Comedy Artist of the Year and Comedy hitecloud.com Album of the Year, and the 2006 Billboard Top Comedy Tour Award. He has starred in three Blue Collar Comedy Tour-related movies, as well as other art stores. films including: “Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector,” “Delta Farce,” alid only in of coupon “Witless Protection,” ”Tooth Fairy 2,” and “Jingle All the Way 2.” The voice sufficient ON MAIL of the beloved Mater in the Disney animated “Cars” films, Larry’s catchphrase: “Git-R-Done!” is also the title of his best-selling book.

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Former MLB All Star Pitcher Career Highlights: Roger Clemens’ major league pitching records are unprecedented. An 11-time All-Star, Clemens won seven Cy Young Awards, the most of any pitcher. In a storied 24-year MLB career, Clemens played for Boston (1984-96), Toronto (199798), New York Yankees (1999-2003, 2007) and Houston (2004-06). A two-time World Series Champion with the Yankees (1999 & 2000), Clemens was a seven-time ERA leader, five-time American League strikeout leader, four-time MLB wins leader, two-time triple crown leader (leading in wins, ERA and strikeouts), and was the 1986 American League MVP. With the Yankees in 2001, Clemens became the first pitcher to start a season 20-1 and won his sixth Cy Young. Clemens announced his retirement in 2003, but came back to play for his hometown Houston Astros for three seasons, winning his seventh Cy Young Award in 2004 (oldest winner at age 42). He also led the Astros to their first World Series in 2005, which they lost to the Chicago White Sox. Clemens finished his career with 354 wins, a 3.12 ERA and 4,672 strikeouts, the third-most all-time. He was named to the MLB All-Century Team and Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame.

Former NBA Shooting Guard Career Highlights: A 16-year NBA veteran, Dell Curry is an analyst for the Charlotte Hornets broadcasts, as well as the franchise’s ambassador and special projects advisor. Curry’s name is synonymous with the Hornets where he finished as the team’s all-time leader in points and three-point field goals made, and won the 1994 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award. Best recognized now as the father of two NBA players (two-time league MVP Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Seth Curry of the Portland Trail Blazers, and daughter Sydel, a former Elon volleyball player), Curry played for Utah (1987-87), Cleveland (1987-88), Charlotte (1988-98), Milwaukee (1999), and Toronto (1999-2002). He spent 10 seasons with the Hornets, mostly coming off the bench to provide instant offense with his strong threepoint shooting. Curry ranks among the Hornets’ all-time leaders in games played and three-point field goal percentage. He finished his career with 12,670 points, 2,617 rebounds and 1,909 assists. Also an accomplished baseball player, Curry was selected in the MLB Draft both out of high school and college at Virginia Tech, but chose a basketball career.



Golf Channel Host Career Highlights: Lisa Cornwell is the anchor of the Golf Channel’s signature news show, “Golf Central.” Cornwell joined the network in 2014 bringing considerable experience in both golf and television. Her on-air career started in local television where she reported for NBC, ABC, and CBS affiliate stations in Mississippi, Tennessee and Ohio. Cornwell served as a studio host, reporter, and play-by-play announcer for the Big Ten Network and she also hosted a college football show titled “SEC Press Pass,” a syndicated show she founded in 2011. An accomplished junior golfer, she had hoped to parlay it into a professional career. Cornwell was a three-time All-American junior golfer, a four-time Arkansas Women’s State Amateur Champion (winning her first title at a record age of 14), and the 1992 Arkansas Female Athlete of the Year. Cornwell, who won more than 30 tournaments nationwide during her playing years, also played collegiate golf for Southern Methodist University and the University of Arkansas. Cornwell has played numerous rounds of golf with her cousin, former President Bill Clinton.

Golden State Warriors All-star Career Highlights: Considered one of the NBA’s greatest shooters ever, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is a two-time league MVP. Curry led the Warriors to the last five NBA Finals, winning three NBA titles (2015, 2017 & 2018). A six-time All-Star, Curry is a five-time All-NBA Team member (First-Team twice, Second-Team twice, and Third-Team once). In 2016 he led the league in scoring and steals, and also became a member of the 50-40-90 club. He is a fivetime NBA three-points field goal leader and four-time NBA free-throw percentage leader. A 10-year veteran, Curry boasts impressive career averages of 23.5 points per game, 6.6 assists, 4.5 rebounds, a 90.5 free throw percentage, 47.7 shooting percentage from the field, and 43.6 three-point field goal percentage. Curry holds numerous NBA shooting records including three pointers made in a single season (402) and he and teammate Klay Thompson became the best shooting guard duo in NBA history in 2012-13 with 483 three-pointers, and have since broken it several times with the new record of 678 set in 2015-16. The 2011 Joe Dumars Trophy honoree, Curry was a consensus First-Team All-American at Davidson where he led the nation in scoring his junior year.

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NFL Quarterback: Cincinnati Bengals Career Highlights: Andy Dalton is the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback of the Cincinnati Bengals. An eight-year NFL veteran, Dalton has thrown for more than 3,000 yards in seven of his first eight seasons, and has passed for at least 20 touchdowns in six of his eight seasons. Dalton holds numerous Bengals franchise records including passing yards in a season (4,293 in 2013), passing touchdowns in a season (33 in 2013), pass attempts in a season (586 in 2013), and 300+ yard passing games in a season (six in 2013). His career passer rating of 88.8 is also a franchise leader, and he and Carson Palmer hold the record for 4000+ passing yard seasons with two. Dalton also holds numerous rookie season records including passing yards, passing touchdowns, and passing attempts. He is the only quarterback to lead the Bengals to four consecutive playoff berths. In college at Texas Christian University, Dalton led the Horned Frogs to a 2011 Rose Bowl win in his final game, and is the TCU all-time leader in wins and numerous passing records. Dalton was a two-time Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Year and two-time First-team All-MWC (2009 & 2010).

Former MLB Outfielder Career Highlights: A former 18year MLB veteran and fan favorite, Johnny Damon won World Series titles with the Boston Red Sox (2004) and New York Yankees (2009). Drafted by Kansas City in the 1992 MLB Draft, Damon played for the Royals for six years leading the American League in 2000 in runs (136) and stolen bases (46). Damon was traded to Oakland in 2001, where he spent one season with the Athletics before signing with Boston. A two-time All-Star with the Red Sox, Damon helped lead the team to the 2004 World Series title over the St. Louis Cardinals. As the team’s centerfielder and lead-off hitter, Damon was instrumental in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series when he hit two home runs, including a grand slam, to beat the New York Yankees. Damon later signed with New York in late 2005 and played a pivotal role in helping the Yankees get to and beat the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2009 World Series. Damon spent one season each with Detroit (2010), Tampa Bay (2011) and Cleveland (2012). His final career statistics include batting .284 with 2,769 hits, 235 home runs, 1,139 RBI and 408 stolen bases.

Terrell Davis

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NFL Hall of Fame RB Career Highlights: Inducted into the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame, Terrell Davis helped the Denver Broncos to two Super Bowl Championships (1997 & 1998). Nicknamed “T.D.,” Davis’ NFL career was unfortunately cut short to seven years due to a devastating knee injury, but his accolades are numerous including: three-time Pro Bowler, three-time First-Team All-Pro, two-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year, AFC Player of the Year, and the 1998 NFL MVP. Davis was also named to the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team and Denver Broncos 50th Anniversary Team. As the 196th pick in the 1995 Draft, Davis became the lowest-drafted player to rush for 1,000 yards in his inaugural season. He rushed for 1,538 in his second season and led the league with 15 rushing touchdowns the following year. His 1,750 rushing yards in 1997 led the AFC. In Super Bowl XXXII, Davis capped one of the most remarkable seasons ever with a 157-yard, three-touchdown performance to help beat Green Bay, and earn Super Bowl MVP honors. In 1998 he rushed for a career-high 2,008 yards and 21 touchdowns, and helped the Broncos to their second Super Bowl title with a win over Atlanta.

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Former NBA Head Coach Career Highlights: As an NBA Head Coach Vinny Del Negro led his teams to the playoffs in four of his five seasons coaching. Del Negro spent three seasons as the Los Angeles Clippers Head Coach where he transformed the team into one of the most exciting squads in the NBA, leading the Clippers to the 2012 and 2013 NBA Playoffs. At the time, the team posted a franchise-best 56-26 record and their first 50-win season in history, including a record 17-game winning streak. Del Negro finished his Clippers career with 128-102 record, logging a .557 winning percentage. Prior to Los Angeles, Del Negro lead the Chicago Bulls to two consecutive trips to the NBA Playoffs (2009 and 2010). He also spent two seasons with the Phoenix Suns as Director of Player Personnel and then as Assistant General Manager. As a player, Del Negro spent 12 years in the league and scored more than 7,000 regular-season points while he played for five teams (Phoenix, Golden State, Milwaukee, San Antonio, Sacramento). Del Negro also has extensive broadcasting experience as he worked as an analyst for ESPN, the San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns, and NBA-TV, where he currently is an analyst.




Jay DeMarcus

Trent Dilfer

Singer/Musician: Rascal Fl atts Career Highlights: Vocalist, guitarist, pianist, songwriter, and producer, Jay DeMarcus is a member of the country band Rascal Flatts, alongside Joe Don Rooney and Gary LeVox. The trio released their 10th album titled “Back To Us” last year and is currently out on their “Summer Playlist Tour.” Since their debut in 2000, Rascal Flatts has sold more than 23 million albums, delivered 16 #1 singles, and is the most awarded country group of the past decade earning more than 40 trophy honors. Their list of country music hits includes “These Days,” “Bless the Broken Road,” “What Hurts the Most,” “Take Me There” and “Here Comes Goodbye.” DeMarcus got his musical start with the Christian music group New Harvest and later helped start the contemporary Christian music group East to West. He also produced albums for James Otto, Jo Dee Messina, Austins Bridge and Chicago. DeMarcus moved on to play with country star Chely Wright’s band, while doing his own music – which led to the formation of Rascal Flatts. DeMarcus recently founded the label Red Street Records, an independent Christian music label, and released his memoir, “Shotgun Angels: My Story of Broken Roads and Unshakeable Hope.”

Former Super Bowl Champion QB Career Highlights: Former Super Bowl-winning quarterback Trent Dilfer led the Baltimore Ravens to a 34-7 win over the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV. A 14year NFL veteran, Dilfer played for five teams including Tampa Bay (1994-99), Baltimore (2000), Seattle (2001-04), Cleveland (2005) and San Francisco (2006-07). Drafted sixth overall by Tampa Bay in the 1994 NFL Draft out of Fresno State University, Dilfer threw 21 touchdowns for the Buccaneers in both 1997 and 1998. The 1997 Pro Bowler finished his NFL career with 20,518 passing yards and 113 touchdowns, and is listed as the Bucs’ second-leading passer of all-time. Recognized as one of the best teammates and mentors in the game, Dilfer was recipient of the 2003 Steve Largent Award, 2003 Ed Block Courage Award, and the 2002 Bart Starr Award. While at Fresno State, Dilfer led the nation in 1993 in passing efficiency and set the NCAA record for consecutive pass attempts without an interception (271) that would stand until 2007. Following his career, Dilfer was an analyst for a variety of ESPN programs including “NFL Live,” “NFL PrimeTime” and “SportsCenter.” In 2019, Dilfer continued his mentoring being named the head high school football coach at Lipscomb Academy.

Dylan Dreyer

Herm Edwards

Meteorologist, NBC News, Today Show Career Highlights: Dylan Dreyer is the weather anchor of NBC’s “Weekend Today” and “Sunday Today with Willie Geist,” as well as a meteorologist for NBC News. Dreyer also serves as a weekday weather correspondent and regular co-host for “Today” in its thirdhour and NBC “Nightly News with Lester Holt.” She is also the host of “Journey with Dylan Dreyer,” the Telly Award-winning program that airs on NBC on Saturday mornings, and hosts a Sirius XM Radio show, “Off the Rails,” with co-hosts Al Roker and Sheinelle Jones. Dreyer also was a part of NBC’s extensive coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Prior to joining “Weekend Today” in 2012, Dreyer was the weekday morning meteorologist in Boston for WHDH’s “Today in New England” since 2007. From 2005 to 2007, Dreyer was the weekend meteorologist at WJAR-TV in Providence, Rhode Island, and from 2003 to 2005 she was the weekend meteorologist at WICU-TV in Erie, Pennsylvania. Dreyer graduated from Rutgers University in 2003, and throughout the years has reported live for NBC News from some of history’s worst storms, including Hurricane Harvey, Boston’s record-breaking snowfall in 2015, and the North American polar vortex of 2014.



Arizona State Football Head Coach Career Highlights: After nearly a decade as an ESPN NFL studio analyst, Herm Edwards finished his first season in 2018 as Arizona State University Head Football Coach where he led the Sun Devils to a 7-6 record and a berth in the Las Vegas Bowl. A former NFL head coach and player, Edwards joined ESPN in 2009 and appeared on “NFL Live,” “SportsCenter,” and ESPN Radio. Edwards spent eight years as an NFL head coach with the New York Jets (2001-05) and Kansas City Chiefs (2006-08) leading his teams to four playoff appearances, including 2004 when the Jets finished with a 10-6 regular season record and advanced to the AFC Divisional Playoffs. He is one of only four NFL coaches to lead two different teams to the playoffs in his first season. Prior to coaching, Edwards played defensive back for 10 NFL seasons with Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Atlanta. A member of the Eagles’ 1980 Super Bowl team, he is also known for his role in the “Miracle at the Meadowlands,” a memorable 1978 play where he scooped up a New York Giants’ fumble with no time remaining and ran 26 yards for a touchdown, giving Philadelphia a 19-17 win.

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Tyler Eifert

Mardy Fish

Larry Fitzgerald

Bobby Flay

Cincinnati Bengals Tight End Career Highlights: Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert was named to his first Pro Bowl in 2015 after his best season in the league where he played in 13 games, catching 13 touchdowns for 615 total yards. Due to numerous injuries throughout his NFL career, Eifert has played in just six games the past two years, 14 games the past three seasons, and 43 total through his six NFL seasons. When healthy, Eifert has been a major factor in the Bengals’ offense, as he owns career marks of 12.1 yards per catch and 8.4 yards per target, with 21 touchdowns on 142 receptions. Selected in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of the University of Notre Dame, Eifert starred in his final two seasons for the Irish. As a starter in his junior year (2011), he caught 63 passes for 803 yards and five touchdowns, breaking the Irish tight end single-season receptions and receiving yards records. Eifert followed that up his senior season with 50 receptions for 685 yards and four touchdowns. He won the 2012 John Mackey Award given to college football’s most outstanding tight end, and was also named an AP SecondTeam All-American.

Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl WR Career Highlights: One of the NFL’s most prolific and popular wide receivers, Larry Fitzgerald moved to second on the all-time NFL receiving yards list this past November trailing only Jerry Rice. In 15 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, Fitzgerald has established franchise records for receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, total touchdowns, and 1,000-yard receiving seasons. An 11-time Pro Bowler, Fitzgerald is third on the all-time NFL career receptions list, a two-time NFL receptions leader and two-time NFL receiving touchdowns leader. He had one of the best postseasons in NFL history during the Cardinals run to the 2008 Super Bowl (lost to Pittsburgh 27-23) shattering the NFL single postseason record for receptions (30), receiving yards (546) and receiving touchdowns (seven). He was named First-Team All-Pro in 2008 and Second-Team All-Pro in 2009 and 2011. Fitzgerald was the inaugural 2014 Art Rooney Award recipient recognizing outstanding sportsmanship as voted on by the players, in addition to being the 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. In college at Pittsburgh in 2003, he earned unanimous All-American honors and was named Big East Offensive Player of the Year, First-Team AllBig East, and winner of the Fred Biletnikoff Award and Walter Camp Award.

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Professional Tennis Pl ayer Career Highlights: Professional tennis player Mardy Fish, who at one time held the distinction of being the top rated American player, recently received the honor of being named captain of the United States Davis Cup team, a team he played on from 2002 to 2012. In April 2011, Fish overtook friend and former high school classmate Andy Roddick to become the No. 1 rated American in the ATP ranking and reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 7 in August 2011. That year he had a career-best 43 match wins, recording his sixth career title while reaching two other finals and qualifying for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. During his career, Fish won six ATP Tour tournaments and reached the final of four Masters Series. His best Grand Slam tournament results included reaching the quarterfinals of the 2007 Australian Open, 2008 U.S. Open, and 2011 Wimbledon Championships. Fish also won eight career doubles titles. One of Fish’s major accomplishments was winning a silver medal at the 2004 Olympic Games. Since retiring from professional tennis after the 2015 U.S. Open, Fish has also excelled in golf winning the 2017 American Century Celebrity Golf Championship and the Diamond Resorts Invitational twice.

American Celebrit y Chef Career Highlights: Bobby Flay is a celebrity chef, restaurateur, and television personality who has received numerous honors and awards hosting several Food Network television programs, including “Iron Chef America.” Flay got his start at the French Culinary Institute, worked as a sous-chef to learn the culinary arts, and later worked as a chef at Bud’s and Jams in New York, where he was introduced to southwestern cuisine, which defined his culinary career. Flay went on to become the owner/chef of several restaurants including: Mesa Grill in Las Vegas and the Bahamas, GATO in New York, Bobby Flay Steak in Atlantic City, Bar American in New York and Connecticut, and 19 Bobby’s Burger Palace’s across 11 states. Flay has hosted numerous cooking shows and specials on the Food Network and Cooking Channel including “Boy Meets Grill,” “Grill It! With Bobby Flay,” and “Barbecue’s Addiction,” which all won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Service Show Host, Best Culinary Program, or Outstanding Culinary Host. Inducted in the Culinary Hall of Fame in 2015, Flay has authored several cookbooks, hosted a weekly call-in show on Sirius Radio, and even has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.




Doug Flutie

Kyle Fuller

Tom Glavine

Robbie Gould

Former NFL Pro Bowl QB Career Highlights: Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie is best recognized for his college football career at Boston College where his “Hail Mary” touchdown pass against Miami on November 23, 1984 is considered among the greatest moments in college football history. Flutie won the 1984 Heisman Trophy and the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award and also was named an academic Rhodes Scholar finalist that year. Upon graduating, Flutie won a National Football Foundation post-graduate scholarship. Following his storied college football career, Flutie played 10 seasons in the NFL for Chicago, New England, Buffalo, and San Diego. In 1998 with the Bills, he was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year and played in his first Pro Bowl. He also played six seasons in the Canadian Football League, where he won three Greg Cups, was named Grey Cup MVP three times, was a six-time CFL All-Star and six-time CFL Most Outstanding Player. Flutie currently serves as lead analyst for NBC’s coverage of Notre Dame Football, a role he began at the end of the 2014 season. Prior to joining NBC, Flutie served as a college football analyst for ESPN and ABC from 2006 to 2009.

MLB Hall of Fame Pitcher Career Highlights: Tom Glavine was recognized for his illustrious 22-year MLB career by being inducted into the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame. Glavine played for Atlanta (1987-2002, 2008) and the New York Mets (2003-07), and posted a 305-203 career-record with a 3.54 ERA and 2,607 strikeouts. His major accolades include being a two-time Cy Young Award winner, 10-time All-Star, five-time 20-game winner, and five-time National League wins leader. His athleticism also stood out as he won four Silver Slugger Awards as a pitcher. Known for both his calm demeanor and tenacity on the mound, Glavine also won a World Series Championship with Atlanta. In 1991, Glavine led the Braves to the National League West title while posting a 20-11 record, 2.55 ERA, and a league-leading nine complete games, earning his first Cy Young Award. He helped the Braves advance to their first World Series (lost to Minnesota in seven games). The Braves got back to the World Series in 1995, where Glavine threw eight-shutout innings in Game 6 against Cleveland, earning a 1-0 victory, and was named the World Series MVP after going 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA. Glavine won his second Cy Young in 1998 posting a 20-6 record.



Current Chicago Bears Cornerback Career Highlights: Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller posted his best NFL season in 2018 being named First-Team All Pro and selected to his first Pro Bowl. A five-year NFL veteran, Fuller has started 62 of 64 games for the Bears producing 243 tackles, 15 interceptions, 62 pass breakups, and three forced fumbles. In his breakout season in 2018, Fuller posted 55 combined tackles (45 solo tackles), seven interceptions (NFL interceptions co-leader), and 21 pass deflections. In his rookie season in 2014, he ranked first in the NFL in interceptions with four, and first in forced fumbles with three, and was named to the All-Rookie Team. Fuller became the first Bears rookie since Chris Harris in 2005 to record two interceptions in a game, with both coming in the fourth quarter at San Francisco, leading to two Chicago touchdowns, including the game winner. Fuller received the 2015 Brian Piccolo Award. Selected 14th overall in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Fuller played college football at Virginia Tech where he played several different positions. His honors included being named 2011 Second-Team All-ACC, 2012 Honorable Mention All-ACC, and 2013 Third-Team All-ACC, in addition to being a 2013 Second-Team All-American.

Pl acekicker: San Francisco 49ers Career Highlights: A 14-year NFL veteran, Robbie Gould played the past two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers after spending the first 11 years of his career as the Chicago Bears record-setting placekicker. Since joining the 49ers, Gould has made 72 of 75 field gold attempts, an NFL-best 96 percent conversion rate. In 2017, Gould finished third in NFL scoring with 145 points. Gould spent the 2016 season with the New York Giants. The most accurate kicker in Bears history, Gould made a record 276-of-323 (85.4%) field goals, and also holds franchise records in career scoring, field goals made in a season, and field goals of at least 50 yards. Named the 2016 Ed Block Courage honoree, Gould led the Bears in scoring in 10 of his 11 seasons, and had a franchise record 10 seasons with 20+ field goals in a season. Gould only missed four points after touchdown in his Bears career (379-of-383). The first placekicker in Bears history selected to the Pro Bowl after leading all kickers with 143 points during the 2006 season, for his effort he was named All-Pro (AP, USA Today, The Sporting News and ESPN.com) and named All-NFL and All-NFC by Pro Football Weekly.

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Rodney Harrison

AJ Hawk

Former NFL Pro Bowl Safety & SNF Commentator Career Highlights: A former three-time All-Pro and two-time Super Bowl Champion, Rodney Harrison has been an analyst for NBC’s studio show “Football Night in America” since 2009. The former two-time Pro Bowl safety enjoyed an impressive 15-year NFL career with the San Diego Chargers (1994-2002) and New England Patriots (2003-08). Harrison is the league’s all-time leader in sacks by a defensive back, and one of only two players in NFL history to record at least 30 sacks and 30 interceptions (34) in a career. He also came through in the clutch with seven interceptions in 13 NFL Playoff games. Drafted in 1994 by San Diego, he was the Chargers’ Defensive Player of the Year four times. Harrison was named All-Pro First Team (1998 and 2003), earned 2004 Second Team honors, played in two Pro Bowls, and won two Super Bowls (with New England in 2004 & 2005). With the Patriots, Harrison was voted defensive captain in each of his first four seasons, and recorded a career-high 140 tackles in 2003, and followed with 138-tackles in 2004. Off the field, Harrison’s Patriots’ teammates honored him with the 2006 Ed Block Courage Award.

Former NFL Pro Bowl LB Career Highlights: A.J. Hawk enjoyed an illustrious 10-year NFL career as one of the league’s most dominant defensive players. As a linebacker, Hawk spent his first nine seasons with the Green Bay Packers and finished his career with Cincinnati in 2015, and Atlanta in 2016. In his NFL career, Hawk recorded 945 total tackles with 643 solo tackles. He posted his two best statistical seasons in 2012 and 2013 with the Packers, and played an instrumental role in the Packers 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2011 Super Bowl. Known for his strength and durability, Hawk played 158 of 160 career games. He either led the team or was a top three tackler in eight of his nine seasons with the Packers. Drafted by Green Bay fifth overall in 2006 out of Ohio State, Hawk finished third in the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year voting, and earned a spot on Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie Team that season. He was also chosen the team’s Defensive Player of the Year. Hawk led the Packers in tackles in 2006 with 119, the second most ever recorded by a Green Bay rookie.

Trevor Hoffman

Andre Iguodala

MLB Hall of Fame Pitcher Career Highlights: One of major league baseball’s all-time great closers, Trevor Hoffman was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018. In his remarkable 18-year career, Hoffman was the first player to reach the 500 and 600-save milestones, and was the all-time saves leader from 2006 to 2011. Hoffman pitched for the Florida Marlins, San Diego, and Milwaukee, including 15 years with the Padres where he is beloved. A seven-time All-Star, he retired as the all-time saves leader with 601 (since broken by Mariano Rivera). Hoffman dominated his position with incredible longevity over almost two decades from 1993 to 2010. His nine seasons of 40 or more saves are the most all time. Hoffman had 12 seasons with at least 37 saves and 13 seasons with an ERA under 3.00, finishing with a career 2.87 ERA and 1,133 strikeouts in 1,035 games. Twice a Cy Young runner-up, he was a two-time NL Rolaids Relief Man of the Year and two-time saves leader (1998 & 2006). Hoffman retired with an MLB record fifteen 20-save seasons, fourteen 30-save seasons (including eight consecutive), nine 40-save seasons, and the highest career strikeout rate of any reliever.

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All Star Golden State Warriors Forward Career Highlights: An All-Star forward and 15-year NBA veteran, Andre Iguodala has won three NBA Championships as a key member of the Golden State Warriors. Recognized for his strong defense, Iguodala won his first NBA title in 2015 with the Warriors when he was named the NBA Finals MVP with averages of 16.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 4 assists during the Warriors’ six-game series win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Iguodala also helped the Warriors win back-to-back NBA Championships in 2017 and 2018. Drafted ninth overall by Philadelphia out of the University of Arizona in the 2004 NFL Draft, Iguodala played eight seasons (2004-12) with the 76ers before being traded to the Denver Nuggets (2012-13) for one season. During that timeframe, he was named to 2005 NBA All-Rookie Team, named a 2011 NBA All-Defensive Second Team member, and a 2012 NBA All-Star. Acquired by the Warriors in July 2013, Iguodala made an immediate impact the following season being named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team and helping the Warriors to their first NBA Championship in 40 years. Iguodala also represented the United States at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Summer Olympics, winning gold medals at both events.









Kira Kazantsev

Case Keenum

Travis Kelce

Derek Lowe

2015 Miss America Career Highlights: Named Miss America in 2015, Kira Kazantsev is a tireless advocate on women’s issues, a keynote speaker, host and blogger. Kazantsev also is the Director of Digital Marketing for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and continues to pursue a career in television. During her year as Miss America, Kazantsev served as the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and advocated on behalf of her personal platform: “Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Protecting Women Against Domestic Violence.” She also was the first Miss America since 1971 to visit troops overseas with the USO. Kazantsev has been a longtime partner with Safe Haven, the largest provider of domestic violence services in the country from which she received their “Voice of Empowerment” award and serves on their “Leaders on the Horizon” board. Kazantsev has been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences and fundraising events, and has also traveled across the country visiting schools and youth summits to speak about anti-bullying, internet etiquette/safety, non-traditional gender roles, and mutual respect. A 2013 Hofstra University graduate, Kazantsev is an accomplished singer who has sung at the NBA All-Star Game, MLB games, and entertained thousands of troops during her USO Tour.

K ansas Cit y chiefs Tight End Career Highlights: Travis Kelce is a four-time Pro Bowler and threetime All-Pro tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs. Recognized as one of the NFL’s strongest tight ends, Kelce enjoyed his best season in 2018 when he posted 1,336 receiving yards on 103 receptions and 10 touchdowns. He helped lead the Chiefs to the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots, where they suffered a heart-breaking 37-31 overtime loss. For his efforts Kelce was named to his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl (2015-18) and was named First-Team All-Pro (his third All-Pro honor after being named First-Team in 2016 and SecondTeam in 2017). Selected in the 2013 NFL Draft out of the University Cincinnati, Kelce played in only one game in his rookie season due to knee surgery, but for the past five seasons has put up impressive numbers. In 2014, Kelce led the Chiefs in receptions (67 catches) and receiving yards (862). He has gotten better every season, and in 2017 he led the team with 79 receptions for 991 yards. Kelce boasts career numbers of 80 games with 410 receptions on 5,236 yards and 32 touchdowns, also helping Kansas City to the playoffs the past four seasons.

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Current Washington Redskins Quarterback Career Highlights: Quarterback Case Keenum starts the 2019 season with the Washington Redskins, after leading the Denver Broncos last year with a career-high 3,890 passing yards and 18 touchdowns. Prior to Denver, Keenum led the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC Championship game in January 2018 after putting up stunning numbers in 2017, completing 67.6 percent of his passes for 3,547 yards, 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions while helping guide the Vikings to a 13-3 record and the NFC Championship game. A former undrafted rookie and unheralded quarterback for the Houston Texans and St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams, Keenum is a six-year NFL veteran who has completed 1,144 passes for 12,661 yards and 64 touchdowns. Keenum played college football at the University of Houston, where he holds a number of NCAA records including being the all-time leader in passing yards, touchdowns, completions and most career total yards. The only quarterback in Division 1 football history to have passed for more than 5,000 yards in each of three seasons, Keenum earned many presitigious awards including being a two-time Conference USA MVP, two-time Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year, two-time First Team All-Conference USA honoree, and 2009 Second Team All-American.

Former MLB All Star Pitcher Career Highlights: Former World Series champion and All-Star pitcher Derek Lowe had several different roles as a starter, reliever, and closer throughout a strong 17-year major league career. A two-time All-Star, Lowe played for seven teams: Seattle (1997), Boston (1997-2004), Los Angeles Dodgers (2005-08), Atlanta (2009-11), Cleveland (2012), New York Yankees (2012), and Texas (2013). He enjoyed some of his best years with the Red Sox, where in 2000 he was the American League saves leader. In 2002 he threw a nohitter against the Tampa Bay, posted a 21-8 record with a 2.58 ERA, and finished third in Cy Young voting. That same season, Lowe was awarded the Thomas A. Yawkey Red Sox MVP honor. In the 2004 post-season, Lowe posted a 3-0 record and was the winner in the final game of all three post-season series as he helped the Red Sox to their first World Series Championship in 86 years. He also was the 2006 National League saves leader while with the Dodgers. Throughout his career, Lowe played in 681 games with a 176-157 win-loss record and a 4.03 ERA in 2,671.1 innings. He recorded 1,721 strikeouts and 86 saves.




Kyle Lowry

Anthony Lynn

Toronto Raptors 2019 NBA Champion Career Highlights: A five-time NBA All-Star point guard for the Toronto Raptors, Kyle Lowry has been instrumental in leading the Raptors to the NBA Playoffs the past six years. Lowry’s tenacious playing style helped the team the past two seasons to 58 and 59 wins respectfully, with the 2017-18 season being a franchise record and the first seed in the Eastern Conference, a first in franchise history. A 14-year NBA veteran, Lowry was selected out of Villanova by Memphis in the 2006 NBA Draft. He spent three seasons in Memphis, three years in Houston before being traded to the Raptors in 2012. During his second season with the Raptors, the team won an Atlantic Division title and reached the playoffs for the first time in seven years. In 2015-16, the team reached the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time. Throughout his career, Lowry has averaged 14.4 points, 6.1 assists, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.4 steals per game. His five NBA All-Star nods have come in the past five seasons, and he was named to the 2016 All-NBA Third Team. Lowry also won a gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics as a member of the United States men’s national team.

Los Angeles Chargers Head Coach Career Highlights: Anthony Lynn enters his third season as Los Angeles Chargers Head Coach. Last season, Lynn guided the Chargers to a 12-4 record, a second place finish in the AFC West, and the NFL Playoffs for the first time in five years. Lynn started coaching in 2000 as the Denver Broncos offensive assistant/assistant special teams (2000-02). In 2003, he became the running backs coach for Jacksonville (2003-04), followed by similar positions with Dallas (2005-06) Cleveland (2007-08), New York Jets (2009-14) and Buffalo (2015-16). Lynn was the assistant head coach in New York in 2014 and with the Bills for two seasons. Buffalo led the NFL in both of Lynn’s seasons in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns. With New York and Buffalo, his teams combined to rush for 18,218 yards during that span (2009-16), the most combined yards in the NFL over that time period. As an All-Southwest Conference running back at Texas Tech, Lynn rushed for 1,911 yards and 17 touchdowns on 481 carries. He continued his playing career as an undrafted free agent in 1992 with the New York Giants. In his NFL career, he also played for San Francisco and won back-to-back Super Bowl titles with Denver.

Greg Maddux

Joe Mauer

MLB Hall of Fame Pitcher Career Highlights: A four-time Cy Young Award winner and eighttime All-Star, Greg Maddux was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014. In his illustrious 23-year career, Maddux won more games during the 1990s than any other pitcher. He won his four consecutive Cy Young honors from 1992 to 1995, and posted a 75-29 record with a 1.98 ERA. A record 18-time Gold Glover, Maddux also was a four-time ERA leader and three-time wins leader. He is the only pitcher in MLB history to win at least 15 games for 17 straight seasons. Maddux pitched in 13 Division Series contests, 17 League Championship games, and five World Series games. He spent his first seven seasons with the Chicago Cubs (1986-1992) winning 20 games (2.18 ERA) in 1992 and his first Cy Young Award. He signed with Atlanta in 1993 and for 11 years the Braves won the division title each season, advanced to the World Series three times, and won the 1995 World Series Championship. In that time, Maddux went 198-88 with a 2.63 ERA. Maddux returned to the Cubs in 2004 and led the NL in starts (35) in 2005 at age 39.



Former MLB All Star Catcher & AL MVP Career Highlights: A six-time All-Star and American League MVP, Joe Mauer spent his entire 15-year MLB career playing for his hometown Minnesota Twins. Selected first overall in the 2001 MLB Draft, Mauer was a star high school athlete becoming the only athlete ever to be selected as the USA Today High School Athlete of the Year in two sports (quarterback in football and catcher in baseball). Named the 2001 Gatorade National Player of the Year in football, Mauer forgo his football commitment to Florida State for a professional baseball career with the Twins. He made his major league debut in 2004, and two years later became the first catcher in history to lead the American League in batting average (.347). Mauer was the only catcher to win three AL batting titles. In 2009, he became the first catcher to lead the league in batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage in a season, and for his efforts was named the American League MVP. A five-time Silver Slugger Award winner and three-time Gold Glove honoree, Mauer retired this past November and finished his career playing in 1,858 games posting a .306 average, 2,123 hits, and 923 RBI.

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Jim McMahon

Kevin Millar

Bode Miller

Mike Modano

Former NFL Pro Bowl QB Career Highlights: Super Bowl champion quarterback Jim McMahon has long been known as one of the NFL’s grittiest quarterbacks in history. McMahon led the Chicago Bears’ offense for the first eight seasons of his 15-year NFL career, from 1982 to 1989, including coming back in 1985 from a season-ending injury the year before and leading the Bears to the 1986 Super Bowl title with a 46-10 win over New England. McMahon was named to the Pro Bowl that season. Throughout his career, he played for San Diego, Philadelphia, Minnesota, Arizona and earned a second Super Bowl ring with the 1996 Green Bay Packers. Also recognized for his headbands and sunglasses, McMahon finished his career playing 120 regular season games and completing 1,492 passes for 18,148 yards and 100 touchdowns. A consensus All-American at Brigham Young University, McMahon led the nation in passing in 1980 and 1981 and was the first player to throw for more than 4,000 yards in a season. At the time, he set 32 NCAA records. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1998. Jim McMahon has played in all 30 Celebrity Golf Championships at Edgewood Tahoe.

Olympic Gold Medalist Alpine Skier Career Highlights: Olympic and World Championship gold medalist and two-time overall World Cup champion, Bode Miller accumulated 33 World Cup victories. Considered the most successful American male alpine skier of all time, Miller won six Olympic medals, the most by any U.S. skier, including a bronze (Super-G) in Sochi in 2014, three medals at the 2010 Vancouver games – a gold (super combined), a silver (Super G) and a bronze (downhill) and two silvers (giant slalom and combined) in the 2002 Salt Lake City games. Miller is the only ski racer in history to win five or more World Cup races in each of the five alpine disciplines. Miller’s 2008 World Cup title helped lead the U.S. ski team to sweep both the men’s and women’s (Lindsey Vonn) overall World Cup titles. He won the gold medal in both the downhill and the giant slalom at the 2006 U.S. National Championships and in 2005 won the prestigious Alpine skiing World Cup overall title. Miller won six discipline World Cup titles including four World Championship titles in four different disciplines and one silver medal in Super-G. Recently, Miller was an analyst for NBC at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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Former MLB Player, Current MLB Net. Analyst Career Highlights: A former 12-year major league veteran best recognized for his years with the Boston Red Sox, Kevin Millar is the popular co-host along with Chris Rose of “Intentional Talk” on the MLB Network and ESPN. Millar became a favorite with the Red Sox with his iconic “Cowboy Up” rallying cry, clubhouse presence and offensive production that helped spark the Red Sox to the 2003 AL Championship Series and the 2004 World Series Championship, the team’s first title in 86 years. Millar batted .274 with 170 home runs and 699 RBI in his MLB career, which began with the Florida Marlins (1998-2002), Boston (2003-05), Baltimore (2006-08) and Toronto (2009). He played in 1,427 games posting 1,284 hits and a .358 on base percentage. He received the 2003 Jackie Jensen Award, presented annually by the Boston Chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America to the player who embodies the spirit of the former Red Sox outfielder. Millar also received the 2001 Charlie Hough Good Guy Award from the BBWAA Florida chapter. He joined the MLB Network in 2010, and has also contributed to NESN’s Red Sox coverage and FOX’s baseball coverage since retiring.

NHL Hall of Famer Career Highlights: Regarded as one of the best American-born players in NHL history, seventime All-Star Mike Modano was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2017, the NHL named Modano as one of the “100 Greatest NHL Players.” The league’s all-time leader in both goal scoring and points amongst American-born players, Modano played the first 20 years of his career for the Minnesota/Dallas Stars organization and his final season in 2011 with the Detroit Red Wings. He played in three Stanley Cup Finals and won the prestigious Stanley Cup in 1999 with the Stars, putting together consecutive seasons of more than 20 playoff points in 1999 and 2000 (also played in 1991 and 2000). Modano holds most of the offensive Dallas Stars franchise records including career points, career goals, career assists, and career games played. His playoff record is also impressive, as he holds records for most playoff points, goals, assists and most playoff games played. Throughout his career, Modano has been a finalist for numerous awards including the Calder Memorial Trophy (1990), the Frank J. Selke Trophy (2001), and the Lady Byng Trophy (2003).








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Mark Mulder

Matt Nagy

Former MLB All Star Pitcher, 3x ACC Champion Career Highlights: A two-time MLB All-Star, Mark Mulder was selected second overall in the 1998 MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics and was placed on the fast track to the major leagues in 2000. Mulder showed his dominance in his first full season in 2001 leading the American League with 21 wins. He was equally impressive the following season winning 19 games and striking out a careerbest 159 batters. Limited by injuries in 2003, he still won 15 games and posted a career-best 3.13 ERA. Mulder anchored the Athletics’ powerful pitching rotation – nicknamed the “Big Three” – along with Barry Zito and Tim Hudson from 2000 to 2004. The Athletics made the postseason four years in a row from 2000 to 2003 and Mulder posted a 71-42 record. He led the American League in complete games in 2003 and 2004 and shutouts in 2001 and 2003. Traded to St. Louis in 2005, Mulder finished the season 16-8 with a 3.64 ERA, and helped the Cardinals reach the National League Championship Series. He finished his career with a 103-60 record, 4.18 ERA and 834 strikeouts. Mulder has a strong golf game too, as he won three consecutive American Century Golf Championships (2015-17).

Current Chicago Bears Head Coach Career Highlights: Matt Nagy enters his second season as Head Coach of the Chicago Bears. In his first season in 2018, both the Pro Football Writers Association and Associated Press named Nagy Coach of the Year, after he led the Bears to a 12-4 record and Chicago’s first NFC North Championship and playoff appearance since 2010. Prior to joining the Bears, Nagy had 10 years of NFL coaching experience, all under Head Coach Andy Reid with Philadelphia and Kansas City. Nagy held various positions with the Chiefs including offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Before the Chiefs, Nagy spent five seasons with the Eagles in various coaching roles. A former Arena Football League quarterback, Nagy played six seasons for the New York Dragons (2002), Carolina Cobras (2004), Georgia Force (2005-06), and Columbus Destroyers (2007-08). During his career, Nagy completed 65.5 percent of his passes for 18,866 yards, 374 touchdowns and a 115.1 quarterback rating. Nagy played college football at Delaware, setting more than 20 career passing records at the time, including career marks for passing yards and touchdowns. Nagy earned All-America honors as a senior for the Blue Hens after setting singleseason records in attempts (379), yards (3,436) and touchdowns (29).

Jordy Nelson

John O’Hurley

former NFL pro bowl Wide Receiver Career Highlights: Wide receiver Jordy Nelson, one of the cornerstones of the Green Bay Packers offense for a decade, recently retired from the NFL after playing last season for Oakland. A secondround pick out of Kansas State in the 2008 NFL Draft, Nelson spent the first 10 seasons of his career in Green Bay where he caught 550 passes for 7,848 yards and 69 touchdowns. He ranks second in Packers franchise history in touchdown receptions and third in receptions. A favorite target of Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the duo holds the franchise record for most touchdowns by a receiver-quarterback with 65. From 2011 through 2016, Nelson averaged 79 catches for 1,220 yards and 11 touchdowns per season. Nelson produced four 1,000 yard receiving seasons, was named Second Team All-Pro and to the Pro Bowl in 2014, and was instrumental in the Packers win in Super Bowl XLV over Pittsburgh. In 2016, Nelson was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year after returning from a torn ACL to make 97 catches for 1,257 yards and a career-high and NFL-leading 14 touchdowns. Nelson finished his career playing in 151 games, with 613 catches for 8,587 yards and 72 touchdowns.



Actor: J. Peterman in Seinfeld Career Highlights: Popular television personality John O’Hurley is best recognized for his portrayal of the dashing clothing cataloguer J. Peterman on the former hit show “Seinfeld.” O’Hurley, who can be seen in the cast of the recent 2019 film, “Walk to Vegas,” has been host of NBC’s “The National Dog Show” since 2002 and also hosted the game show “Family Feud” for five years. A true Renaissance man, O’Hurley was the runner-up celebrity dancer in the first season of “Dancing with the Stars.” He actively does voice work for children’s shows and videos including “The Looney Tunes Show,” “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated,” “SpongeBob Square Pants,” “Hey Arnold,” “Tarzan & Jane,” “Kim Possible,” “The Legend of Tarzan” and “Buzz Lightyear of Star Command.” Throughout his career, O’Hurley has starred in several daytime dramas and television movies. A self-taught pianist and classically trained vocalist, he released a two-album project entitled “Peace of Our Minds,” a compilation of his original piano compositions in tandem with famed cellist Marston Smith. O’Hurley has written two books including the New York Times bestseller “It’s Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump” and “Before your Dog Can Eat Your Homework, First You Have to Do It.”

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TJ Oshie

Carson Palmer

Current Right Winger for the Washington Capitals Career Highlights: A fan favorite due to his fast and energetic style of play, Washington Capitals right winger T.J. Oshie won the 2018 Stanley Cup with the Capitals. A 10-year NHL veteran, Oshie played for St. Louis for seven seasons (2008-15), reaching 50 points three times, and finishing with 110 goals and 310 points. Traded to Washington prior to the 2015-16 season, Oshie has helped the Capitals reach the NHL Playoffs the past four seasons. He has played in 734 regular season games, with 212 goals, 306 assists and 518 career points. Oshie became a national icon while playing for the United States at the 2014 Winter Olympics in a preliminary-round game against Russia. After the initial three rounds of the overtime shootout, Oshie was sent out by USA Head Coach Dan Bylsma for the next five rounds and converted four times, including the game-winner. Oshie has also played on three U.S. Men’s National Teams and one U.S. National Junior Team. In college at the University of North Dakota, Oshie played for three seasons (200508) where he was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award and was named to the AHCA West All-America First Team and All-WCHA First Team.

Former NFL All Pro QB Career Highlights: Former AllPro and five-time Pro Bowl quarterback Carson Palmer enjoyed an impressive 15-year NFL career. Palmer went 38-21-1 during his final five seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, which included leading the team to a 31-3 record and a spot in the NFC Championship Game during an MVP-caliber 2015 season. For his efforts, Palmer set a franchise record with 35 touchdowns and was named All-Pro Second Team. Palmer spent five years with the Cardinals after two seasons with the Oakland Raiders and eight with the Cincinnati Bengals. Palmer holds many Bengals’ single-season records including completions, touchdowns, passing yards, touchdown passes in a game, highest passer rating and the team’s all-time best completion percentage. The No. 1 pick in the 2003 NFL Draft out of the University of Southern California, Palmer set a number of USC all-time records and won several honors in addition to the 2002 Heisman Trophy, including Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, Player of the Year by The Sporting News and CNN/SI, and First-Team All-America from the Associated Press, Football Writers Association, CBS Sportsline and ESPN.

Sean Payton

Joe Pavelski

NFL Head Coach: New Orleans Saints Career Highlights: As New Orleans Saints Head Coach for 12 seasons, Sean Payton boasts a 118-74 record, including winning the NFC South title the past two seasons, and five times overall. Payton joined New Orleans in 2006 and under his leadership the team made the 2006 NFL Playoffs, after a 3-13 season in 2005. For his efforts he won the Coach of the Year honors. Following the 2009 season, the Saints won their first Super Bowl title in franchise history by defeating Indianapolis. Known for his offensive prowess, Payton’s teams scored more points (2,804) and gained more yards (40,158) than any other team in a coach’s first 100 games in NFL history. Prior to the Saints, Payton was a member of Dallas’ staff (assistant head coach & quarterbacks coach) since 2003 where he came after four years with the New York Giants (1999-2002), the last three as offensive coordinator. Prior to the NFL, Payton coached college football at San Diego State University (198989 and 1992-93) around a stop at Indiana State (1990-91). Following the 1993 season, Payton moved to Miami of Ohio (1994-95) and spent 1996 at Illinois before entering the NFL with Philadelphia as quarterbacks coach.

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Current NHL Pl ayer for the San Jose Sharks Career Highlights: An NHL AllStar and team captain of the San Jose Sharks, Joe Pavelski led the Sharks to their first ever Stanley Cup Finals in 2016. San Jose eventually lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins, but Pavelski finished as the league leader in playoff goals (14) and third in points (23). A three-time NHL All-Star, Pavelski scored 64 points, including a team-leading 38 goals and 26 assists this past season, and led the Sharks to the Conference SemiFinals. He has 10 consecutive seasons scoring at least 20 goals a season. A 13-year NHL veteran all with San Jose, Pavelski began his NHL career in 2006 scoring a goal in his first game, and seven goals and 10 points in his first 12 games. In his career, Pavelski has posted 355 goals, 406 assists and boasts a 108 plus/minus. He won a silver medal as a member of the United States hockey team at the 2010 Winter Olympics, played on the 2014 USA Olympic Team, and was named the captain of Team USA for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Pavelski also won the 2006 NCAA Men’s Hockey Championship with the University of Wisconsin.




Doug Pederson

Patrick Peterson

NFL Head Coach: Phil adelphia Eagles Career Highlights: Head Coach Doug Pederson led the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl title in history in a win over New England in 2018. In just his second season in 2017 as an NFL head coach, Pederson led the Eagles to a 13-3 regular-season record, an NFC East title, the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs and a Super Bowl berth. With a combined 22 years of NFL experience as a coach and player, Pederson joined the Eagles in 2016 after three seasons as the Kansas City Chiefs’ offensive coordinator. As Chiefs’ offensive coordinator from 2013-15, Pederson helped Kansas City to a 31-17 regularseason record and two playoff appearances. In 2015, Pederson helped the Chiefs win a team-record 11 consecutive games, including their first playoff victory in 22 years. In 2013, Pederson helped turn a 2-14 Chiefs team into an 11-5 playoff squad, marking the largest one-year turnaround in team history. Before coaching, Pederson enjoyed a 12-year NFL playing career with the Packers, Dolphins, Eagles and Browns. As a backup quarterback for Green Bay, he was part of a team that won Super Bowl XXXI, captured two NFC Championships and earned eight playoff berths.

NFL All Pro CB: Arizona Cardinals Career Highlights: Patrick Peterson is a three-time First-Team All-Pro cornerback/punt return specialist for the Arizona Cardinals, who also has been named to the Pro Bowl his first eight NFL seasons (2011-18). An eight-year veteran, Peterson has recorded 349 solo tackles (43.6 average per year) and 23 interceptions, solidifying himself as one of the game’s top cornerbacks. He immediately made an impact in his rookie season in 2011 when he became the only player in NFL history with four punt-return touchdowns of at least 80 yards in a single season. Selected fifth overall in the 2011 NFL Draft out of Louisiana State University, Peterson was the only rookie to be selected to the 2011 All-Pro First Team, in addition to being named First Team All-Pro in 2013 and 2015. He holds other Cardinal records including the longest game-winning punt return touchdown in overtime (99 yards) and most punt return yards by a rookie in a season (699). At LSU, he was recognized as the best college defensive back in the country and was a unanimous 2010 All-American, SEC Defensive Player of the Year, and Jim Thorpe and Chuck Bednarik Award winner.

Frank Reich

Alfonso Ribeiro

NFL Head Coach: Indianapolis Colts Career Highlights: Frank Reich enters his second season as Indianapolis Colts Head Coach after leading the team to a 10-6 record, second place finish in the AFC South, and the team’s first postseason appearance in five years, including beating Houston in the Wild Card game. Prior to joining the Colts, Reich was Philadelphia’s offensive coordinator for two seasons where he nurtured young quarterback Carson Wentz and instilled an effective option offense for backup Nick Foles, leading to the Eagles first Super Bowl victory ever. Reich began his coaching career with four seasons in Indianapolis, one season in Arizona (2012) and three seasons in San Diego (2013-15) before joining the Eagles. Reich played college football at the University of Maryland and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 1985. As the Bills’ backup quarterback to Jim Kelly for nine seasons, Reich also played for Carolina, New York Jets, and Detroit. At Maryland Reich led the Terrapins back from a 31-0 halftime deficit at Miami (stood for 22 years as biggest comeback in college history) and in the NFL for Buffalo, he guided the Bills back from a 35-3 deficit, which remains the largest comeback in NFL history.



Actor: Fresh Prince of Bel Air Career Highlights: lfonso Ribeiro is a true Renaissance man as an actor, director, singer and dancer. Ribeiro has been the host of the popular and long-running television series “America’s Funniest Home Videos” since 2015. He is best known for his role as spoiled rich-kid Carlton Banks in the former hit sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” from the 1990’s. Ribeiro is also recognized for winning the prestigious 2014 Mirror Ball Trophy with professional dancer Witney Carson on “Dancing with the Stars.” Ribeiro has also hosted the game show “Catch 21” on the Game Show Network and has directed several episodes of “Meet the Browns” and “Are We There Yet?” Ribeiro began his acting career in “Oye Willie” at age eight. Over the next two years, he released the songs, “Dance Baby” and “Not Too Young.” He starred in the Broadway musical “The Tap Dance Kid,” receiving rave reviews for his performance. Cast as Rick Schroder’s best friend in the television series “Silver Spoons,” Ribeiro is also known for his role in LL Cool J’s show “In the House” and as host of “Your Big Break” and the “GSN Live.” He won FOX’s reality show “Celebrity Duets” in 2006.

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Jerry Rice

Rob Riggle

Aaron Rodgers

Ivan Rodriguez

NFL Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Career Highlights: Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice is regarded as one of the greatest football players in NFL history. Rice is a 13time Pro Bowler and named AllPro 12 times (10 times First-Team) during his illustrious 20-year career playing for San Francisco (1985-2000), Oakland (2001-2003), and Seattle (2004). Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010, Rice won three Super Bowls and one Super Bowl MVP title with the 49ers during his 15 years with the team. He is the all-time leader in almost every major statistical category for wide receivers, is a member of the NFL’s 75th Anniversary team, was named NFL Player of the Year twice, was NFL Offensive Player of the Year twice and was a six-time NFL receptions leader. Rice holds more than 100 NFL records including career receiving touchdowns, total touchdowns, receptions, receiving yards, most games with 100 receiving yards, most 1,000-yard receiving seasons, consecutive games with a touchdown and most 100-catch seasons. An instrumental member of three Super Bowl Championship teams with the San Francisco 49ers, Rice also led Oakland to the Super Bowl in 2003, which they eventually lost to Tampa Bay.

Current Green Bay Packers Quarterback Career Highlights: A Super Bowl champion and two-time NFL Most Valuable Player, 14-year NFL veteran Green Bay Packer Aaron Rodgers is one of the NFL’s all-time elite quarterbacks. A seventime Pro Bowler and two-time First-Team All-Pro, Rodgers was also named Second Team All-Pro and was the 2016 NFL passing touchdown leader. Rodgers led the Packers to the 2011 Super Bowl title over the Pittsburgh Steelers and was named the Super Bowl MVP. The 2011 Associated Press Athlete of the Year, Rodgers holds more than 30 NFL records including all-time career leader in passer rating, most consecutive seasons with a passer rating over 100, best touchdown to interception ratio, single season QB passer rating, most touchdown passes of 70 or more yards and many more. He also holds several Packer records including passing yards in a season, most touchdown passes and total touchdowns in a season, and highest completion percentage in a season. In 2011 Rogers led the Packers to a 15-1 regular season record, and played the best season in his career throwing for 4,643 yards, 45 touchdowns and just six interceptions, good for a quarterback rating of 122.5 (the single best passer rating in NFL history).

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Actor/Comedian Career Highlights: A veteran of television hits such as “Saturday Night Live” and “The Daily Show,” Rob Riggle is a multi-talented actor, comedian, writer, producer and director. A staple in numerous comedic films for more than 20 years, Riggle’s credits include last year’s hit-comedy “Night School” (alongside Kevin Hart), “12 Strong,” “Midnight Sun,” “Let’s Be Cops,” “21 Jump Street,” “22 Jump Street,” “The Hangover,” “The Other Guys,” “Talladega Nights,” “Step Brothers,” and many more. Riggle also worked alongside Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in “Dumb & Dumber To,” the sequel to the 1994 comedy classic, “Dumb & Dumber.” He served as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” and as a key player on “Saturday Night Live.” A few of his numerous television roles include “Modern Family,” “The Office,” “Arrested Development,” “30 Rock,” “Son of Zorn,” and “Fresh Off the Boat.” He also co-starred in “NTSF: SD: SUV,” the Adult Swim comedy-action series, and hosted the 2012 ESPY Awards. A retired United States Marine Corps Reserve officer, Riggle can also be seen during football season on the comedy skit portions of Fox NFL Sunday and as a stand-up comedian on various U.S. tours.

MLB Hall of Fame Catcher Career Highlights: Elected into the 2017 National Baseball Hall of Fame, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez is regarded as one of the game’s best defensive catchers ever. His accolades include being a 14-time All-Star, 13-time Gold Glove Award winner, and seventime Silver Slugger honoree. Rodriguez played for six teams during his illustrious 21-year MLB career – Texas, Florida, Detroit, New York Yankees, Houston, and Washington. He was named the 1999 AL MVP after hitting a record 35 home runs in a season by a catcher, and also was the first catcher to have more than 30 home runs, 100 runs batted in, and 100 runs scored in MLB history. Rodriguez won the 2003 World Series with the Marlins and played in the 2006 World Series with Detroit. With the Marlins, he set many single season records for a catcher and was named the NL Championship Series MVP. Rodriguez holds MLB records with 2,543 games caught (2,543), and the best caught-stealing percentage of any catcher (45.68%). He finished his career with a .296 batting average, 2,844 hits, 311 home runs, 1,332 RBI in 2,543 games.




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Jeremy Roenick

Jimmy Rollins

Former NHL All Star Center, NBC Hockey Analyst Career Highlights: A nine-time NHL All-Star center, Jeremy Roenick was one of the league’s most colorful and fan friendly personalities of all-time. In his impressive 20-year NHL career, Roenick played for Chicago (198896) Phoenix (1996-2001), Philadelphia (2001-04), Los Angeles (2005-06), and San Jose (2007-09). He finished his playing days with 513 goals, 703 assists in 1,363 games, and is only the third American-born player to score 500 goals. Roenick represented Team USA in numerous international tournaments including two Olympics, where he collected a silver medal in Salt Lake City in 2002. Drafted by Chicago in 1988, Roenick was the first Blackhawk ever to reach the 100-point mark in three consecutive seasons and his 13 game-winning goals in 1991-92 broke Bobby Hull’s single-season record of 11. Roenick established a rookie record for points in the playoffs when he picked up 18 in 1990 and was named The Sporting News NHL Rookie of the Year. Roenick currently is a studio analyst for NBC’s NHL coverage on “NHL Live,” “NHL Overtime,” and NBCSN’s pre-game and post-game shows. He also has published two books titled “J.R.” and “Shoot First, Pass Later: My Life, No Filter.”

Former MLB All Star SS Career Highlights: A World Series Champion and National League MVP, Jimmy Rollins enjoyed an impressive 17-year MLB career. A three-time All-Star, Rollins spent his first 15 years with the Philadelphia Phillies (2000-2014), and finished with the Los Angeles Dodgers (2015), and Chicago White Sox (2016). Regarded as one of the game’s best defensive shortstops, Rollins won four Gold Glove Awards. He also was the Phillies leadoff hitter for almost 10 years, where he was the 2001 National League stolen base leader and a 2007 Silver Slugger Award honoree. Rollins compiled the Phillies’ longest hitting streak at 38 games and was the team’s all-time leader in hits. Named the 2007 NL MVP, Rollins was the first player in history to record 200 hits, 20 triples, 30 home runs, and 30 stolen bases in a season. That season, the Phillies won their division in the first of five consecutive seasons, and Rollins was instrumental in the team’s 2008 World Series win over Tampa Bay. The 2014 Roberto Clemente Award winner, Rollins finished his career with a .264 batting average, 2,455 hits, 231 home runs, 936 RBI, and 470 stolen bases. Rollins recently returned to the Phillies as a Special Advisor.

Ray Romano

Tony Romo

Actor: Everybody Loves Raymond/ Voice Ice Age Career Highlights: Emmy Award-winning actor, writer and stand-up comedian Ray Romano is best known for the comedy “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Romano can now be seen in the lead role in the EPIX comedy series “Get Shorty,” and the Netflix film, “Paddleton.” He also recently starred in the hit movie “The Big Sick,” the HBO drama “Vinyl,” the comedy-drama “Men of a Certain Age,” and was on the NBC hit show “Parenthood.” Romano’s film credits include “Rob the Mob,” “Welcome to Mooseport,” “Eulogy,” “Grilled,” “The Last Word,” “The Grand,” and many more. Romano can be heard as Manny, the woolly mammoth in the hit animated “Ice Age” movie series. Romano got his start at comedy clubs, which led to “Everybody Loves Raymond.” For this role, Romano won the 2002 Emmy Award as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and the 2005 Outstanding Comedy Series. His other honors include being a three-time People’s Choice Award winner as Favorite Male TV Performer and the 2006 Favorite Male Television Star. Additional nominations include the 2000 and 2001 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Comedy Series and the 2001 AFI Actor of the Year Award for a Male in a Series.

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Defending ACC Champion Former Pro Bowl QB: Dall as Cowboys Career Highlights: Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo won the 2018 American Century Championship. Romo ascended from the ranks as an undrafted free agent and three-year back-up quarterback to a four-time Pro Bowl selection. A 14-year NFL veteran, Romo retired in 2017 and joined CBS as an NFL analyst alongside Jim Nantz where he has received rave reviews. Romo holds numerous Cowboys team records including touchdown passes, passing yards, most games with at least 300 passing yards, and games with three-or-more touchdown passes. Romo has career stats of 2,829 completions, 248 touchdowns, 34,183 total passing yards and a 97.1 quarterback rating. Romo’s other accolades include: 2014 NFL passer rating leader, 2014 NFL completion percentage leader, two-time NFC passer rating leader (2007 & 2014), 2009 NFC passing yards leader, 2007 NFC passing touchdowns leader, and was honored with the 2011 Ed Block Courage Award. Romo is the only Cowboys’ quarterback to throw for more than 4,000 yards in a season (done four times) and the first quarterback in franchise history to average over 300 passing yards a game in a season (306.4). He holds the NFL record for the highest quarterback rating in the fourth quarter.




Joe Don Rooney

Kyle Rudolph

Singer/Musician: Rascal Fl atts Career Highlights: Joe Don Rooney is the lead guitarist and harmony signer in the country band Rascal Flatts along with his cousin Gary LeVox and Jay DeMarcus. Rooney also plays the acoustic and bass guitars, and the mandolin. Since their debut in 2000, Rascall Flatts has produced 10 albums, sold more than 23 million records, and delivered 16 No. 1 hit singles. The trio released their most recent album titled “Back To Us” in 2017. The most awarded country group of the past decade, Rascal Flatts has earned more than 40 trophies from the American Country Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, American Music Awards, and more. Their list of country music hits includes the 2017 hit “Yours If You Want It,” “I Like the Sound of That,” “These Days,” “Bless the Broken Road,” “What Hurts the Most,” “Take Me There” and “Here Comes Goodbye.” Rascal Flatts has sold more than 10 million concert tickets. Those concerts have included as opening acts music greats such as Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean. Rooney also has appeared in the movies: “Christmas in the Heartland,” “To Appomattox,” and “Hannah Montana: The Movie.” Rooney got his music start with the 1992 band Uncle Thumbtack.

NFL Pro Bowl TE: Minnesota Vikings Career Highlights: An eightyear NFL veteran and two-time Pro Bowler, Kyle Rudolph has put together several successful seasons at tight end for the Minnesota Vikings. Rudolph ranks first among tight ends (and fifth all-time) in franchise history with 41 touchdown catches, and is second behind Steve Jordan among tight ends with 386 receptions for 3,787 yards. A team captain over the past two seasons, he is looked at as a leader in the locker room and for his work in the community. Selected 43rd overall out of the University of Notre Dame in the 2011 NFL Draft, Rudolph had a breakout season in 2012 as he was targeted 93 times and hauled in 53 receptions averaging 9.3 yards per reception. He finished the year with 493 receiving yards and a career-high nine touchdowns, the second-most by a Vikings tight end in a season. Rudolph was selected to his first Pro Bowl that year, and was named MVP of the game after five receptions in a 122-yard effort. Rudolph has started every game the past four seasons, and was instrumental in 2017 in helping the Vikings to a 13-3 record atop the NFC North, and the NFC Championship game.

Mark Rypien

Bret Saberhagen

Former NFL Pro Bowl QB Career Highlights: The first Canadian-born quarterback to start in the National Football League, Mark Rypien was a twotime Super Bowl Champion and a Super Bowl MVP with the Washington Redskins. An 11-year NFL veteran, Rypien enjoyed his best years playing for the Redskins from 1987 to 1993 where he led the team to the playoffs in three consecutive seasons (1990-92). Named one of the “70 Greatest Redskins,” Rypien’s career highlight was leading the team to the 1992 Super Bowl title in a win over Buffalo where he passed for 292 yards and two touchdowns culminating in being named the game’s MVP. A two-time Pro Bowler, Rypien completed 1,466 of 2,613 passes for 18,473 yards and 115 touchdowns in his career. Known for his ferocious, hard-nosed style of play, Rypien was the 1991 UPI NFC Player of the Year and was named to the AP Second-Team. He spent the latter stages of his career with Cleveland (1994), St. Louis (1995 and 1997), Philadelphia, (1996) and after three seasons away, Indianapolis (2001). An accomplished golfer, Rypien has won numerous celebrity golf tournaments including the inaugural Celebrity Golf Championship in 1990 (later named American Century Celebrity Golf Championship), and again 25 years later in 2014.



Former MLB All Star Pitcher Career Highlights: A three-time All-Star and two-time Cy Young winner, Bret Saberhagen enjoyed an impressive 16-year MLB pitching career. In just his second year in the major leagues with Kansas City, the 21-year-old known as “Sabes” established himself, going 20-6 with a 2.87 ERA and winning his first of two Cy Young Awards. In that 1985 season, Saberhagen led the Royals to a World Series title over St. Louis and was named MVP of the Series after hurling two complete-game victories, allowing just one run in 19 innings. In eight seasons in Kansas City, he won 110 games and two Cy Young honors. Saberhagen also played with the New York Mets, Colorado Rockies and Boston Red Sox. A 1989 American League Gold Glove Award winner, he led the American League in ERA (2.16) and wins (23) that season. Saberhagen pitched a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox in 1991 and had two 20-win seasons and four 15-win seasons. His other honors include: the Tony Conigliaro Award (1998), Sporting News Pitcher of the Year (1985, 1989), Babe Ruth Award (1985) and he was a two-time American League Comeback Player of the Year (1987 & 1998).

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Tyler Seguin

Sterling Sharpe

Ozzie Smith

John Smoltz

NHL All Star: Dallas Stars Forward Career Highlights: One of hockey’s most exciting players, Dallas Stars All-Star center Tyler Seguin has been named an NHL All-Star the past five seasons, and six times overall in his nine-year career. Selected second overall by the Boston Bruins in the 2010 NHL Draft, Seguin jumped straight to the NHL and had 22 points (11 goals and 11 assists) in 2010-11 despite just averaging 12:13 minutes of ice time during his rookie season. He also contributed seven points in 13 NHL Playoff games to help the Bruins win the 2011 Stanley Cup. Seguin broke out the next season, finishing with 67 points and a plus-34 rating that was second in the NHL. Traded to the Dallas Stars in 2013, Seguin has emerged as an elite-level scoring producer. He had 84 points in his first season with Dallas and finished with at least 72 point in his past six seasons with the team. Seguin has played in 672 career games with 585 points, including 262 goals and 323 assists with a career plus/minus of 84. A native of Brampton, Ontario, Seguin also won a gold medal with Canada at the 2015 IIHF World Championship, where he led all scorers with nine goals.

MLB Hall of Fame Shortstop Career Highlights: A 15-time All-Star and 13-time Gold Glover, Ozzie Smith was inducted into the 2002 Hall of Fame. Known as “The Wizard of Oz,” Smith combined athletic ability with acrobatic skill to become one of baseball’s all-time greatest shortstops. Over his 19-year MLB career, he also posted impressive offensive statistics finishing with 2,460 hits and 580 stolen bases. Smith set numerous major league records for his position: assists (8,375), double plays (1,590), total chance accepted (12,624), years with 500 or more assists (8), and years leading league in assists and chances accepted (8). Smith played with San Diego (1978-81) and St. Louis (1982-96) where he was a major contributor to the Cardinals 1982 World Series championship. Smith won the 1987 Silver Slugger Award when he had a .303 batting average, 43 stolen bases, 75 RBIs, 104 runs scored, and 40 doubles. His other notable honors include the 1989 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, 1994 Branch Rickey Award and 1995 Roberto Clemente Award. Smith, who was also named to The Sporting News’ list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, was inducted into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and has his #1 jersey retired by the team.

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Former NFL All Pro WR Career Highlights: Sterling Sharpe was a three-time FirstTeam All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowler for the Green Bay Packers during his seven-year NFL career, which unfortunately ended early due to a neck injury in 1994. Along with quarterback Brett Favre, Sharpe formed one of the most prolific tandems in NFL history from 1992 to 1994, connecting for 314 receptions, 3,854 yards and 42 touchdowns. Sharpe’s 595 career receptions and 65 receiving touchdowns were second only to Jerry Rice during that timeframe. Sharpe was the first receiver in history to post at least 300 receptions in a three-season span and first player with consecutive 100-catch seasons. He also holds the NFL record of 34 consecutive games with at least four receptions. Sharpe led the NFL in receptions three times and touchdown receptions twice, and also won the “Triple Crown” leading the league in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns in the same season. Sharpe also led the NFL in 1994 with 18 touchdown catches, and broke the league’s single-season receptions record in 1993 with 112. The older brother of Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe, Sharpe spent several years as an analyst with ESPN and the NFL Network, and also worked briefly at NBC Sports.

MLB Hall of Fame Pitcher Career Highlights: An eight-time All-Star and Cy Young winner, John Smoltz was a first-ballot Hall of Famer in 2015. In his illustrious 20-year career with the Atlanta Braves, Smoltz became the first pitcher in MLB history to top both 200 wins and 150 saves. A great postseason pitcher with a lifetime 15-4 record, 2.67 ERA, and 199 strikeouts (most in postseason history), Smoltz was instrumental in helping Atlanta win the 1995 World Series. He was the only Braves player to be part of the franchise’s historic run of 14 consecutive division titles. Smoltz’s best year was 1996 when he went 24-8 with a 2.94 ERA and 276 strikeouts, including winning a franchise record 14 straight games, an NL record 24 wins, and the Cy Young honor. Predominately a starting pitcher, Smoltz spent three and a half seasons as Atlanta’s closer. In 2002 he became only the second pitcher in history to have both a 20-win season and a 50-save season. Other accolades include: 1992 NL Championship Series MVP, 1997 Silver Slugger Award, 2005 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, 2005 Roberto Clemente Award. His career statistics include a 213-155 record, 3.33 ERA, 3,084 strikeouts and 154 saves.




Kathryn Tappen

Golden Tate

Miles Teller

Joe Theismann

“NHL on NBC” Host Career Highlights: Versatile NBC Sports reporter Kathryn Tappen serves as a co-host of “NHL Live” and “NHL Overtime,” in addition to providing coverage of Notre Dame Football, “Football Night in America,” the Summer and Winter Olympics and more. Tappen also served as a reporter for NBC’s coverage from Super Bowl XLIX. Prior to NBC, Tappen joined the NHL Network in 2011 as the host of “NHL Tonight,” the network’s nightly highlight show. Prior to that, she spent five years with the New England Sports Network as the lead studio host for Boston Bruins games, and also reported on the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, and Boston Celtics. Tappen was a weekend anchor, as well as a weekday sports reporter for NBC-affiliate WJAR in Providence after she began her career in 2003 at College Sports Television. Tappen earned a 2006 Associated Press award for her sports feature “Swim Meet” and her sports feature reporting has also been nominated for two Boston/New England Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. An Academic-All American at Rutgers University, Tappan was a member of the track and field and cross-country teams.

Actor Whipl ash/ Divergent Career Highlights: Actor Miles Teller’s film career spans only nine years, yet he has appeared in almost 20 films comprising all genres. After studying drama at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Teller’s first film was the 2010 indie “Rabbit Hole” starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart. He followed that with his breakout role in the reboot of “Footloose,” and received critical acclaim for his starring role in “The Spectacular Now” of which he won the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting. Teller went on to star in “21 & Over,” and then the Oscar-nominated film “Whiplash,” for which he was nominated for numerous honors. Teller even got superhero status starring in three films in the “Divergent” series (“Divergent,” The Divergent Series: Insurgent,” and “The Divergent Series: Allegiant”) and the “Fantastic Four.” Other film credits include “That Awkward Moment, “Two Night Stand,” “Get a Job,” and “War Dogs.” Teller has starred in films typifying hardworking men of service including the blue-collar boxer in “Bleed for This,” an Army sergeant in “Thank You for Your Service,” and a firefighter in “Only the Brave.” Teller will star in the upcoming 2020 film “Top Gun: Maverick”.



Current WR: New York Giants Career Highlights: A nineyear NFL veteran wide receiver, Golden Tate recently signed a four-year contract with the New York Giants. Regarded as one of the league’s most sure-handed receivers, Tate was traded to Philadelphia last October after four seasons in Detroit. With the Lions in 2017, Tate posted 1,003 receiving yards, five touchdowns and his fourth consecutive season with 90 or more receptions. Tate posted his best NFL season in 2014 when he was named a Pro Bowler after he caught 99 passes and gained more than 1,330 receiving yards, both of which were top 10 in the NFL. In 2016, Tate finished with 91 receptions for 1,077 yards and four touchdowns, and his 676 yards after the catch ranked first among NFL receivers. Drafted by Seattle in the 2010 NFL Draft, Tate won a Super Bowl ring with the Seahawks in 2013. In college, Tate starred at Notre Dame where he was recognized in 2009 as an unanimous All-American and the Fred Biltenikoff Award winner recognizing the top college wide receiver. Tate excelled in baseball as well, being drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2007 and the San Francisco Giants in 2010.

Former Super Bowl Champion QB Career Highlights: Former Washington Redskins star quarterback Joe Theismann led the Redskins to two consecutive Super Bowls, beating the Miami Dolphins 27-17 to win the 1983 Super Bowl title. Theismann’s accomplishments in 1983 include being named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player, NFL Offensive Player of the Year, First-Team All-Pro, and Pro Bowl MVP. A 12-year NFL veteran and two-time Pro Bowler, Theismann played 163 consecutive games for the Redskins from 1974 to 1985. He holds Redskins records for passing yardage, completions and attempts. Theismann was the 1982 Walter Payton Man of the Year for his community service. Prior to the NFL, he was a two-time Canadian Football League All-Star for the Toronto Argonauts (1971-73). An All-American at Notre Dame, Theismann led the Fighting Irish to consecutive Cotton Bowls and still holds the Irish school record for most passing yards (526) in a single game. Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003, Theismann spent two seasons as an NFL analyst for CBS Sports before moving to ESPN. At ESPN he served as an NFL analyst and Sunday Night Football commentator for many years and also as an analyst for the NFL Network.

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Adam Thielen

Justin Timberlake

NFL Pro Bowl WR: Minnesota Vikings Career Highlights: Minnesota Viking wide receiver Adam Thielen has been named to consecutive Pro Bowls and is coming off a career year, recording 113 receptions (third most in team history) for 1,373 yards (fourth in team history) and nine receiving touchdowns, all career highs. During the 2018 season, Thielen became the first player in NFL history to record eight consecutive games with 100-plus receiving yards to start a season. Undrafted out of Minnesota State University in 2013, Thielen worked his way up from the Vikings practice squad to leading the team the past three seasons in receptions. In 2017, he was instrumental in helping the Vikings to a 13-3 record and the NFC Championship Game. With his 1,276 receiving yards and 91 receptions, he became the first Viking to surpass the 1,000-yard mark since 2009. For his efforts, Thielen was named to the Pro Bowl and All-Pro Second Team. A relative unknown after his first two seasons, Thielen became the unsung hero of the Vikings in 2016 leading the team with 967 receiving yards, while also adding 69 catches and five touchdowns. Thielen has appeared in 80 career games (46 starts) and has 293 receptions, 3,897 receiving yards, and 19 touchdowns.

Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Career Highlights: Singer, songwriter, and actor Justin Timberlake began his career performing on “The New Mickey Mouse Club” as a child in the ‘90s, but he earned stardom with the popular boy band, NSYNC. During the band’s hiatus, Timberlake released his solo album “Justified” in 2002, with its hit singles “Cry Me a River” and “Rock Your Body.” His second album in 2006 “FutureSex/LoveSounds,” established Timberlake as one of the decade’s most successful singers. He then concentrated on acting, receiving praise for his performance in the 2010 Oscar-winning film “The Social Network.” He also starred in ”Bad Teacher,” “Friends with Benefits,” “In Time,” and many more movies. Timberlake resumed his music career in 2013 with his third and fourth albums “The 20/20 Experience” and “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2.” The former became the year’s best-selling record with hits “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors.” In 2016, Timberlake voiced the lead character in Dreamworks’ animation film “Trolls,” accompanied by the hit song “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” He released his fifth studio album “Man of the Woods” in 2018, and shined in the Super Bowl halftime show. Timberlake’s numerous awards include 10 Grammys, four Emmys, seven American Music Awards and 11 MTV Video Music Awards.

Brian Urlacher

Shane Victorino

NFL Hall of Fame LB Career Highlights: One of the NFL’s most dominant defensive linebackers and most popular players, Brian Urlacher was elected into the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame. Urlacher spent his entire 13-year NFL career with the Chicago Bears (2000-12) and played in 182 career games, starting all but two. The 2005 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Urlacher was an eight-time Pro Bowler, four-time First-Team All-Pro and earned Second-Team All-Pro honors once. He recorded a Bears’ team-record 1,353 tackles, 41.5 sacks, 22 interceptions, 16 fumble recoveries, and 11 forced fumbles. Urlacher was the first Chicago defender to lead the team in tackles in his first four NFL seasons. In 2006, he played a pivotal role in helping the Bears to a 13-3 record, the NFC’s top playoff seed, and two post-season victories before losing to Indianapolis in Super Bowl XLI. For those efforts, Urlacher was selected as the NFC’s starting middle linebacker in the 2007 Pro Bowl and was named to the 2006 Associated Press All-Pro Team. Urlacher’s other accolades include: 2012 Ed Block Courage Award, 2007 Brian Piccolo Award, 2005 AP and Pro Football Weekly NFL Defensive Play-of-theYear, 2001 Football Digest NFL Defensive Player-of-the-Year, and 2000 AP NFL Defensive Rookie-of-the-Year.

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Former MLB All Star Outfielder Career Highlights: Former major league outfielder Shane Victorino is a two-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion. Drafted out of high school by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1999, Victorino was selected by San Diego in the Rule 5 Draft, thus he began his major league career with the Padres in 2003. Nicknamed “The Flyin’ Hawaiian,” Victorino played the majority of his career with the Philadelphia Phillies from 2005 to 2012. With the Phillies, Victorino won three of his four Gold Glove Awards, was named to two All-Star Games (2009 & 2011), and was instrumental in helping the team with several key hits and defensive plays on their journey to win the 2008 World Series. Traded to the Dodgers in 2012, Victorino signed with Boston in 2013 where he spent three seasons. He won his fourth Gold Glove honor in 2013 and won his second World Series ring after the Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals. In July 2015 he was traded to the Los Angeles Angels, which would prove to be his final MLB season. Victorino finished his 12-year MLB career playing in 1,299 games with 1,274 hits, 108 homeruns, and a .275 average.




Events & Entertainment

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Improv Comedy Show Harveys Lake Tahoe Wednesday – Sunday

Live at Lakeview Concert Series Lakeview Commons Thursdays, June through August

Heavenly Village Summer Concert Series

Friday & Saturday Nights, Memorial Day through Labor Day

Tallac Historic Site Saturday & Sunday, August 10 & 11

Tahoe Show Bodybuilding & Fitness Contest

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Saturday, August 17

Iration Reggae Festival – Live From Paradise

MontBleu Outdoor Amphitheater Friday, August 23

Craig Morgan

Steve Miller Band

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Friday, July 5

Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course Tuesday - Sunday, July 9 – 14

Death Ride - Tour of the California Alps Saturday, July 13

Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys Friday, July 12

Wa She Shu It’ Deh Native American Arts Festival Tallac Historic Site Saturday & Sunday, July 27 & 28

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Masters of Illusion

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Thursday through Monday Through September 2

Dave Matthews Band

Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena Harveys Friday, September 6

Tour de Tahoe - Bike Big Blue South Shore Lake Tahoe Sunday, September 8

Duran Duran

Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena Harveys Friday, September 13

Sample the Sierra

Bijou Community Park Saturday, September 14

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Saturday, October 5

Fall Fish Festival (Kokanee Salmon Festival)

Taylor Creek Visitor Center Saturday & Sunday, October 5 & 6


Camp Richardson Resort Saturday & Sunday, October 5 & 6

Lake Tahoe Marathon

South Shore Lake Tahoe Friday through Sunday, October 11 – 13

Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe October Date TBD


Annual American Century Celebrity Golf Championship


Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena Harveys Sunday, July 7

Clint Black

South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival

Heavenly Village August 30 – September 2

Pentatonix: The World Tour

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Friday, October 4

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Saturday, October 26

Labor Day Lake Tahoe

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Saturday, July 6

Comedian Rob Schneider

Rick Springfield

Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena Harveys Sunday, August 25

Trace Adkins

Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena Harveys Thursday, July 18

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Friday, September 27

Luke Bryan

Sand Harbor State Park July 5 - August 25

Miranda Lambert

Marc Broussard & Samantha Fish

Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena Harveys Saturday, August 24

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Blake Shelton

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Saturday, September 21

Great Gatsby Festival

Lionel Richie

Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena Harveys Friday, July 5

Boz Scaggs

Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena Harveys Saturday, August 10

Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys Saturday, August 17

Comedian Trevor Noah

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Friday, September 20

Jackson Browne

Masters of Illusion

Lake Tahoe South Shore Thursday, July 4

Dave Mason

Obexer’s Boat Company, Homewood Friday & Saturday, August 9 & 10

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Wednesday, August 14

Lights on the Lake Fireworks

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Sunday, September 15

Concours d’Elegance Wooden Boat Show

Lake Street Dive

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Thursday through Monday Through September 2

Los Lonely Boys

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Thursday through Monday Through September 2

Valhalla Art, Music & Theatre Festival June - October


Masters of Illusion


Heavenly Village Daily



Magic Fusion at the Loft Theatre & Lounge

Annual Valhalla Holiday Faire

Friday through Sunday, November 22 - 24

Tree Lighting

Heavenly Village Friday, November 29

Heavenly Holidays Heavenly Village December 7 – 31

SnowGlobe Music Festival

South Lake Tahoe Sunday through Tuesday, December 29 - 31

Tahoe South New Year’s Eve Celebration Heavenly Village Tuesday, December 31

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Mike Vrabel

Jack Wagner

Tim Wakefield

DeMarcus Ware

Tennessee Titans Head Coach Career Highlights: A former 14-year NFL veteran linebacker with three Super Bowl rings, Mike Vrabel enters his second season as Head Coach of the Tennessee Titans. In his first season, Vrabel led the Titans to a 9-7 record, narrowly missing the playoffs by a game. After retiring as a player after the 2010 season, Vrabel started his coaching career with Ohio State as the linebackers and defensive line coach (2011-13), and then moved to the NFL with Houston as linebackers coach (2014-16) and then defensive coordinator (2017). As a player at Ohio State, Vrabel was a two-time Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year (1995 & 1996), and was recognized as a consensus 1996 First-Team All-American. Selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft, Vrabel played for the Steelers for four seasons, before signing as a free agent with New England. With the Patriots, he won three Super Bowl championships, and was named First-Team All-Pro and to his first Pro Bowl in 2007. Traded to Kansas City in 2009, Vrabel played two seasons for the Chiefs, finishing his NFL career playing in 206 games with 704 tackles, 57 sacks, and 11 interceptions.

Former MLB All Star Pitcher Career Highlights: Former major league All-Star pitcher Tim Wakefield was instrumental in helping the Boston Red Sox win two World Series Championship titles in 2004 and 2007. Best known for his signature knuckleball pitch, Wakefield began his MLB career with Pittsburgh in 1992 for two years, and then spent the next 17 seasons with the Red Sox (19952011), where he posted a 200-180 record with a 4.41 ERA. Wakefield’s 186 wins with Boston places him third on the all-time Red Sox win list behind Cy Young and Roger Clemens, who have 192 each. Wakefield ranks first all-time in Red Sox innings pitched (3,226), and second in wins at Fenway Park (97), second in appearances (627) and second in strikeouts (2,156). An All-Star in 2009, he was one of only five American League pitchers to ever start at least one game in 17 consecutive seasons for the same team as he recorded at least four wins and 125 innings in each of his 17 years in Boston. Inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame, Wakefield won the 2010 Roberto Clemente Award for his contributions to the community and was also the 1995 American League Comeback Player of the Year.



Actor & Singer: General Hospital Career Highlights: Actor and singer Jack Wagner currently stars as Bill Avery in Hallmark Channel’s most popular television series, “When Calls the Heart.” Wagner also recently starred in Hallmark movies “The Wedding March” and its’ three follow-up films the past three years, in addition to “Love on the Vines.” He is best recognized for his roles on the soap operas “General Hospital,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Santa Barbara” and the popular series “Melrose Place.” The popular star was nominated for a 2005 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in “The Bold and the Beautiful” and also received rave reviews for his portrayal of Tony in the National Touring Company production of “West Side Story.” Wagner jumped on the entertainment scene in 1984 launching a successful recording career with his gold hit, “All I Need.” Wagner released other albums through the years, with his most recent “On The Porch” album in 2014. Wagner has starred in several movies made for television and also hosted the Miss Universe Pageant twice. He has previously starred on Broadway as the title characters “Jekyll & Hyde.” An accomplished golfer, Wagner is a two-time American Century Celebrity Golf Championship winner.

Former NFL Pro Bowl Linebacker Career Highlights: A nine-time Pro Bowl defensive end, DeMarcus Ware enjoyed an illustrious 12-year NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos. Touted as one of the game’s best defensive players, Ware spent the first nine years of his career with the Cowboys (2005-13), where he was the franchise’s all-time leader in quarterback sacks (117), fumbles forced (32), and multiple-sack games (28). Ware, who recorded 10 or more sacks in seven straight seasons, and eight of his 12 career seasons, is tied for the most NFL seasons leading the league in sacks (2008 & 2010). In his three seasons in Denver (2014-16), Ware won Super Bowl 50 when the Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 20-18, a game where Ware recorded five tackles and two sacks. In his career, Ware was a four-time First-Team All-Pro, three-time All-Pro Second Team, a two-time Butkus Award honoree as a professional, and named to the NFL 2000’s All-Decade Team. Throughout his career, Ware played in 178 games posting 654 tackles (501 solo tackles), 138.5 quarterback sacks, 35 forced fumbles and 3 interceptions. At Troy University, Ware was a two-time All-Sun Belt Conference selection and 2003 Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year.

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Eric Weddle

David Wells

Kyle Williams

Cap. Jerry Woods

NFL Pro Bowl Safet y: L A Rams Career Highlights: A 13-year All-Pro safety, Eric Weddle signed with the Los Angeles Rams as a free agent this past March. A consensus All-American at Utah, Weddle was selected in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft by San Diego and played for the Chargers for nine seasons (200715) before signing with Baltimore, and spending three seasons with the Ravens (2016-18). In his impressive NFL career, Weddle has earned numerous honors including being named First-Team All-Pro twice (2011 & 2014) and Second-Team All-Pro three times (2010, 2012, 2013). A six-time Pro Bowler, he was the 2011 NFL interceptions leader with seven. Weddle has played in 185 career games with 170 starts and tallied 1,033 tackles (799 solo), 29 interceptions (with four returned for touchdowns), 95 passes defensed, 9.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries. His 29 career interceptions rank third among active safeties. He posted a team and career-high 125 tackles in 2008. Weddle is the only active NFL safety with at least 1,000 tackles, 25 interceptions, and five sacks in a career.

Former NFL Pro Bowl Tackle: Buffalo Bills Career Highlights: Former AllPro defensive tackle Kyle Williams enjoyed an impressive 13-year NFL career with the Buffalo Bills before retiring this past offseason. Drafted by the Bills in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Louisiana State University, Williams played his entire career in Buffalo where he was considered the heart and soul of the team. A six-time Pro Bowler (including last season), Williams was named Second Team All-Pro in 2010. The longest tenured player on the Bills roster last season, Williams appeared in 183 career games, the most by any defensive tackle in franchise history. For his career, he recorded 387 tackles and his 48.5 career sacks are the most by a defensive tackle in team history. In his final season in 2018, Williams had five sacks and one forced fumble while leading Buffalo’s defensive tackles in snaps played. In 2017, the Bills finished second in the AFC East and earned their first playoff berth since 1999. At LSU, Williams won the 2003 BCS National Championship and was a named First-Team All-SEC and Second-Team All-American in 2005.

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Former MLB All Star Pitcher Career Highlights: All-Star pitcher David Wells is a two-time World Series champion and one of only 23 pitchers in MLB history to have ever pitched a perfect game. As a New York Yankee, Wells shutout the Minnesota Twins 4-0 at Yankee Stadium on May 17, 1998. Wells played for nine different teams during his 21-year MLB career (Toronto, Detroit, Cincinnati, Baltimore, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, San Diego, Boston, Los Angeles Dodgers). Nicknamed “Boomer” for his physique, Wells was 82 games over .500 for his career, a record superior to many of the finest pitchers in baseball history. His 239157 career record, includes a 173-99 mark since 1995. He debuted for the Blue Jays in 1987 as a reliever and finally secured a job as a starter when he was 30 years old. A three-time All-Star, Wells won World Series titles with Toronto in 1992 and the Yankees in 1998. He was named the American League Championship Series MVP against the Cleveland Indians in 1998. Wells posted career bests of 20 wins in a season (was the American League wins leader) and 169 strikeouts with the Blue Jays in 2000.

2019 Warrior Open Champ, Ret. Captain USMC Career Highlights: Captain Jerry Woods, U.S. Marine Corps, Ret. is the 2019 Warrior Open Champion. The Bush Institute Warrior Open at the AT&T Byron Nelson highlights the resilience and continued leadership of our wounded warriors and their families. Captain Woods enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1998, and in 2008, was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. During his career, he served as an enlisted Infantryman deploying twice to Iraq from 2003-2004, and later to Afghanistan in 2014 as an Aviation Supply Officer. During his second deployment to Iraq in 2004, Woods’ unit was involved in the Battle of the Najaf Cemetery. Woods was hit by a mortar round and received severe shrapnel wounds to his left leg. He later recovered but multiple pieces of shrapnel remain in his leg and knee. Woods returned to full duty and eventually deployed again. After 20 years of dedicated service, Woods retired in 2018, and is now working for the U.S. Navy as a government contractor. Golf has played a significant role in his recovery and transition from the military to the civilian sector. The sport provides an avenue to escape when needed, a mental and physical challenge to help with healing, and opportunities to meet and play with many other veterans.



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NFL Hall of Fame CB Career Highlights: Former AllPro cornerback Charles Woodson enjoyed a prolific 18-year NFL career with both the Oakland Raiders (1998-2005, 2013-15) and Green Bay Packers (2006-12). A nine-time Pro Bowler, Woodson was named First-Team All-Pro four times and Second-Team All-Pro four times. Named to the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team, Woodson is one of a few players in NFL history to play in a Pro Bowl in three different decades. Woodson was the 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and a two-time NFL interceptions leader in 2009 and 2011. While with the Packers, Woodson won the 2011 Super Bowl in a 31-25 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Drafted by the Raiders fourth overall in the 1998 NFL Draft, Woodson got off to a fast professional start being named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year when he posted five interceptions. A two-time First-Team All-American at the University of Michigan, Woodson won the 1997 National Championship with the Wolverines. His other 1997 accolades include the Heisman Trophy, Walter Camp Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Award, Jim Thorpe Award, Sporting News Player of the Year and Big Ten Player of the Year.

Steve Young

NFL Hall of Fame QB Career Highlights: Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young won three Super Bowl Championships with the San Francisco 49ers. Inducted into the 2005 Pro Football Hall of Fame, Young was one of the NFL’s most accurate passers, and was a constant threat as a runner. A two-time NFL MVP, Young also was a seven-time Pro Bowler, three-time First-Team All-Pro, three-time Second-Team All-Pro, and two-time NFC Offensive Player of the Year. He spent most of his 15-year career with San Francisco and holds numerous NFL records including six passing titles. His best season was 1994 when he posted a then-record 112.8 passer rating completing 324 of 461 passes for 3,969 yards and 35 touchdowns. Young added seven rushing touchdowns as he guided the 49ers to a NFC West title, and an incredible 49-26 win over San Diego in Super Bowl XXIX. Young passed for 325 yards, threw a record six touchdowns, was the game’s leading rusher, and was named the Super Bowl MVP. During his NFL career, the left-hander threw for 3,000 or more yards six times and had 20 or more touchdown passes in a season five times, and posted a passer rating of 100 or higher six times.

Lake Tahoe Facts Elevation: The average surface of Lake Tahoe is 6,222 feet above sea level. The highest peak rising directly from the shoreline is Mt. Tallac at 9,735 feet. The highest point in the Tahoe Basin is Freel Peak at 10,881 feet. Location: Lake Tahoe covers the Nevada/California border. It is 198 miles northeast of San Francisco, 100 miles northeast of Sacramento, and 58 miles southwest of Reno. Size: Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake on the North American continent. It is 22 miles long and 12 miles wide, with a surface area of 122,200 acres or 193 sq. miles. Depth: The average depth of Lake Tahoe is 989 feet. The deepest point is 1,685 feet. It is the third deepest lake in North America. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation controls the top 6.1 feet of the lake as a reservoir.

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Temperature: During the summer months, the upper 12 feet of the lake can warm to 68 degrees F. Below depths of 600 feet and in winter months, the temperature remains a constant 39 degrees F. The lake does not freeze over in winter. Volume: Lake Tahoe contains an estimated 39.75 trillion gallons or 122 million acre feet of water. That’s enough water to cover the entire state of California to a depth of 14.5 inches. The water that evaporates daily is 1.4 million tons, enough to supply the needs of 3.5 million people on a daily basis.

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