NFL players from around the League are winning where it matters most — in the classroom. Their goal is to recruit 99,000 volunteer readers, tutors and mentors. Their game plan is YOU. Help them pull off the ultimate play. Enter the draft today.
A few decades is all that separates millions of American students from NFL legend Franco Harris, who 45 years ago saw no future beyond a high school degree and a career in a factory. With worn textbooks, shabby supplies and unkempt classrooms, motivation to finish high school was questionable and college was so removed from reality it wasn’t even brought up.
Yes, it’s been 34 years since Roger Staubach last touched an NFL football. Yet, four decades later, he continues to touch millions of lives through the NFL-United Way partnership.
I wanted to send an update on my work with United Way TEAM NFL. For those of you who do not know what it is, United Way TEAM NFL is a core group of college-educated, civic-minded NFL players from teams across the country committed to helping United Way in its effort to recruit a million volunteer readers, tutors and mentors.