Kellen Winslow to Deliver Keynote at CIAA Football Banquet

By Off the BlackAthlete Sports Wire
Updated: October 4, 2004

Kellen Winslow

Kellen Winslow

Hampton, VA — NFL Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow will deliver the keynote address at the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Football Awards & Championship Banquet. The banquet will be held at Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley on Thursday, November 4. CIAA Football Players and Championship Game Teams will be honored at the Banquet. The CIAA Championship Game will be held on Saturday, November 6 in Durham.

Mr. Winslow is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1995; a member of the NFL All-Time Team, and was a Consensus All-American at Missouri. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002. Winslow is considered by many as the greatest tight end in football history.

In 1975, Winslow was awarded a football scholarship to the University of Missouri, Columbia. In 1978, he was named Big Eight Player of the Year for his academic and athletic achievements. He was the 13th player selected in the first round of the 1979 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. Winslow enjoyed a nine-year career with the Chargers; earning All-Pro Honors five times and setting both team and league records that stand to this day.

A firm believer that academics and athletics go hand in hand, Mr. Winslow graduated from the University of Missouri receiving a degree in Counseling Psychology. He returned to school after his football career and earned his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1993.

Mr. Winslow continues to parallel his athletic accomplishments with a successful career in the media. He currently serves as an analyst for Fox Sports Net College Football Saturday Studio Show. He has also provided color commentary for NFL broadcasts for CBS Radio, and ESPN College Football. Winslow recently served as the Executive Director of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, an affinity group made up of minority members of the National Football League front office, coaching and scouting personnel. Currently, Mr. Winslow is the Director of Planning and New Event Development for the Walt Disney World Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.