Freddie Scott II
Founder, Former NFL Player, Current NFL Ambassador.
Freddie Scott II is a second-generation pro athlete as well as a sought after speaker on issues pertaining to family and the importance of fatherhood. Freddie has advocated for the fatherless children and their families for more than a decade.
Freddie’s life goal is very simple – lead by example. His tools to help parents and their children come not only from research but also his own life experiences as a husband, a father and a pastor.
He has a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership and is a certified Transition Coach for the NFL Player Engagement Program. He also serves as a family expert for the NFL Players Association, conducting workshops across the country helping players transition from playing football professionally to becoming better leaders, husbands, and fathers. Over his career, he has spoken to over 70 D1 football teams and many NFL clubs.
In addition to his leadership work, he is also the author of the book The Dad I Wish I Had, which has received national attention on CNN, HLN, Fox News, TBN, and Family Life. The NFL Players Association acknowledged his work by awarding Freddie the 2013 Kenny Washington Award, and the Parent-Teacher Association of Tennessee also awarded him a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.
Heisman Trophy Winner, Former NBA Player.
The most decorated player in the history of college football, Charlie Ward won literally every award he was eligible for as a senior quarterback on Florida State’s 1993 National Championship team. In addition, Ward was the sparkplug on three Seminole NCAA Tournament basketball teams.
A native of nearby Thomasville, Ga., Ward became Florida State’s first Heisman Trophy winner in 1993 after completing 69.5% of his passes for 3,032 yards with 27 touchdowns and only four interceptions. He also won the Davey O’Brien and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Awards and was named Walter Camp Player of the Year and Toyota Leader of the Year.
He ended his college football career at FSU passing for 5,747 yards, 62.3% completion percentage, with 49 passing touchdowns, 10 rushing touchdowns and 910 rushing yards.
Charlie Ward was selected in the 1st round (26th overall) in the 1994 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. To this day, Ward is the only Heisman Trophy winner to play in the NBA.
In his 12 NBA seasons, Charlie played 630 games scoring 3,947 points, dishing out 2,539 assists and had a total of 1,648 rebounds. Off the court, Ward became known for his extensive charitable work through groups like the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In 2011, at the NCAA Final Four, Ward
Ward is also known for his extensive charitable work through groups like the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In 2011, at the NCAA Final Four, Ward received the John Wooden Keys to Life award given for continued excellence and integrity on and off the court. Ward established The aWard Foundation to enhance the lives of young people through sports-based mentoring and educational programs.
Former NFL Executive, Baltimore Ravens.
Harry was born in Philadelphia, Pa. and attended Rutgers University receiving a B.S. in Sport Management. Harry played defensive line at Rutgers for 4 years receiving many Big East honors. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted the 6’5” 290lb. lineman in the 7th round of the 1987 NFL draft.
Playing defensive line for 3 years, he made the switch to offensive tackle his final year as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer. Harry spent the next 6 years as a San Diego Charger helping take them to their first ever championship, Superbowl XXIX, in 1994.
Harry then signed with the Denver Broncos who would win the next 2 World Championships. It was there that Harry had his “tunnel” experience change his life forever. Harry then signed with the Baltimore Ravens in 1999, the eventual winners of Superbowl XXXV. The Miami Dolphins were his final team for the 2001 season after 15 years in the NFL.
After joining the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) a para-church ministry he was assigned to the Chicago Bears where he and his wife Dawn served as Team Chaplain for 5 years during Lovie Smiths’ tenure. In 2008 he would return to the Baltimore Ravens as Player Development Director working with GM Ozzie Newsome during his final 11 years in leadership.
Citing need, Harry completed a master’s in counseling at Liberty University in 2018. During his time with the Ravens his programs, including the Ravens Mentoring Program and his Bring the Upstairs Down (B.U.D) initiatives, have greatly influenced the culture of the team and the organization. His robust orientation program is driven by healthy attitudes concerning manhood that support the athletic performance on the field and the father, friend and husband off the field. Many with knowledge of his programming agree with Troy Vincent, VP NFL Operations, that Harry’s department is “the benchmark” of Player Engagement.
Thomas R. Williams
Former NFL Player, Author.
Thomas R. Williams is the author of Permission to DREAM and The Relentless Pursuit of Greatness, Professional Speaker, NFL Player Engagement Ambassador, and Philanthropist.
As a professional speaker, Mr Williams is a member of The Jon Gordon Speaking team and communicates with great passion and purpose on “The Energy Bus” and “Training Camp.” He impacts his audiences by helping them create a successful vision which leads them to greatness.
One of Thomas’ main passions is coaching both college and professional athletes on the inevitable transition to life beyond the scoreboard. He is driven by his mantra, “Athletes are great people first, who just so happen to be great athletes. Greatness may have started with sports but it doesn’t end when you retire... GREATNESS is a lifestyle.” Thomas serves as an NFL Player Engagement Ambassador, teaching college student-athletes about character, leadership and the NFL evaluation process.
When Thomas isn’t travelling the globe impacting lives, he is serving as the Director of “Pursuits of Greatness.” His nonprofit was developed to help college student-athletes prepare for life after their playing career, by giving them custom-tailored suits once the athlete has exhausted all athletic eligibility. This symbol of professionalism represents a new uniform that an athlete has retired, and is transitioning to their life of GREATNESS.
In 2008 Thomas graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Sociology. Nicknamed The Hitman, Thomas was a captain on USC’s football team where he and his Trojan teammates had a record of 59-6. They won 2 National Championships and 3 Rose Bowls.
Selected 155th overall in the 2008 NFL Draft Thomas played 5 years in the NFL, where he was not just focused on winning and competing, but rather mastering TEAMWORK, MENTAL TOUGHNESS and LEADERSHIP.
In 2012 after a career-ending neck injury, Thomas transitioned from a game changer to a life changer, helping people tackle obstacles and finding their winning solutions.