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Brother Lemuel Stinson... "MR. LEMONHEAD11 Brother Lemuel Stinson, at 5' 9" 160 pounds, is small by NFL standards, but the third year cornerback of the Chicago Bears has proven that you cannot judge the size of a man's heart in inches and pounds. Drafted in the sixth round of the 1988 draft, this Alpha Athlete, known as "Lemonhead" has been an impact player since joining the Bears. During Stinson's rookie season he played special teams and saw limited time at cornerback filling in for starters Mike Richardson and Vestee Jackson when needed. In his second season Stinson led the Bears with 4 interceptions despite playing in only twelve games because of a injury to his left knee. After undergoing knee surgery in December of 1989 Stinson spent his entire off-season rehabilitating. He worked hard in training camp and earned a starting position as the 1990 season began. It did not take long for Stinson to pick u p where he left off as he recorded 4 interceptions early in the season to lead the team. After making two interceptions against the Atlanta Falcons on November 11, Stinson found himself leading the NFC with six interceptions. Besides playing for the Bears Stinson spends time with his wife Kristine and son Lemuel 'Tiger" Stinson— he loves fishing and listening to music. He also enjoys spending much of his time talking to kid about the dangers of alcohol drugs and gangs. "I always try to get on the kids' level, I don't want to come across as just some guy that comes in and tells kids to 'just say no' and leave," said Stinson. " As a spokesman for Ferrara Pan Candy Company's Lemonhead Candy, Stinson otherwise known as "Mr. L e m o n h e a d , " a p p e a r s at schools throughout the Chicago area and encourages kids to stay in school and out of trouble. "I am happy to have Lemuel representing us, his attitude towards children is excellent as is his presence on the field," said Sal Ferrara, president of Ferrara Pan Candy Company. The Sphinx/Fall 1990

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While at Worthing High, Stinson was a two-time Ail-American at wide receiver and a state track champ in the high hurdles. He knows the importance of role models and credits his grandmother Rosie Lee McGaskey, and his high school coach Oliver Brown of Worthing High in Texas, with teaching him how to succeed in life . He hopes he can affect others in that same positive way. "Had it not been for my grandmother and coach Brown, I might have gone the wrong way. So maybe one kid who hears my speech, will see me for more than a football player, but as someone who cares," said Stinson. Stinson also is a product spokesman for Chicago Kid Foods, he appears in both print and radio advertising for the company. "We think Lem is a great person to

endorse our product line. He believes in the same things that The Chicago Kid stands for: education, athletics and physical fitness," said Michael French president of Chicago Kid Inc. Unfortunately this season ended prematurely for Stinson as he reinjured his knee on November 18, against the Denver Broncos. Despite the season ending injury Stinson is expected to be back in a Bears uniform again next season. Stinson, a physical education major with a 3.2 GPA while at Texas Tech, was initiated in to Eta Upsilon Chapter April 30,1986. — John Vernon Moore Our thanks to John Vernon Moore for the story on Brother Stinson. John is Director of Public Relations for Phinel, Inc.; a sports marketing and promotions firm founded ' by Brothers David E. Brown (Alpha Eta 74) and Phillip Pyle (Delta Theta 7b). Look for the story on the Brothers behind this dynamic young company in a future issue of the Sphinx.

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The SPHINX | Fall 1990 | Volume 76 | Number 3 199007603  

This magazine talks about opportunities For Motivated Individuals. Career Professional Staffing Manager Employee Relations Dept, E. I. du Po...

The SPHINX | Fall 1990 | Volume 76 | Number 3 199007603  

This magazine talks about opportunities For Motivated Individuals. Career Professional Staffing Manager Employee Relations Dept, E. I. du Po...