Episode #111

Burgess Owens

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Successful Author & Former Super Bowl Champion Explains Why He Stands For The Flag & Shares His Love For His Country

 

 

Guest Bio:

Burgess was the third Black American to be offered a football scholarship at the University of Miami, Coral Cable where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry and gained national recognition as a First Team All-American Defensive Back. He was inducted to the Hall of Fame of Outstanding College Athletes of America and later to the University of Miami's Hall of Fame and the Orange Bowl Ring of Honor. 

As a New York Jets' First round draft choice, the NFL's 13th pick, Burgess was selected to the NFL's All- Rookie team and as the Jets Rookie of the Year. After seven years as a New York Jet, three years as Defensive Team Captain, he was traded to the Oakland Raiders. Burgess led the Raiders defensive squad in tackles during their Championship season and during the 1981 Super Bowl XV game. He led the team in interceptions his final season, in 1982, and was selected to the NFL All Pro-Bowl, as First Alternate. 

Since retiring from the NFL, Burgess has worked in the corporate and entrepreneurial arenas and is now servicing the Healthcare industry, as CEO/Owner of Responsive Healthcare Solutions. He is a best selling author, a frequent contributor on the Fox News Channel and has written articles for media outlets that include Fox News Opinion, Breitbart and WorldNetDaily.

  • SUPER BOWL XV CHAMPION

  • UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI HALL OF FAME

  • 1ST TEAM COLLEGE ALL-AMERICAN DEFENSIVE BACK

 

 

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Show Notes

 

  • Introduction (1:42)

  • Growing up in the south during the 1960's (3:10)

  • How can you live a life without being the victim (8:02)

  • Not following what others are saying and living the life you want (10:56)

  • The impact his father had in his life (13:23)

  • Playing in the NFL and being a Raider (17:45)

  • Lesson of being the underdog (21:37)

  • Learning to work hard through hard times (26:15)

  • How "elitism" has impacted America and African Americans (29:15)

  • Being a man and providing for your family (35:10)

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