Winslow, Sr. To Deliver Keynote At CIAA Football Banquet

By BASN Wire Services
Updated: October 31, 2007

CHARLOTTE — The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association welcomes Pro Football Hall of Famer, Kellen Winslow, Sr. to the CIAA Football Championship Banquet as its keynote speaker. The banquet, set for Thursday, November 8 at the Hilton Charlotte (Center City), kicks-off the CIAA football championship weekend. This event will begin promptly at 7 pm.

For Kellen Winslow, Sr., being a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 1995 and member of the NFL All-Time Team- celebrating 75 years of NFL history, are only a couple of his achievements. He continues to define success on and off the field.

Today, he serves as the Director of Planning and New Event Development for the Walt Disney World Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida where he is responsible for developing the business strategy for this multi-million dollar facility.

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This facility has been ranked number one in the country as being the premier facility for amateur athletic events. It serves as spring training camp for the Atlanta Braves and Tampa Bay Buccaneers as well as host to a variety of nationally recognized athletic events.

Before joining Walt Disney World, Kellen 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. Kellen’s strong blend of leadership and tactical foresight helped forge partnerships with NFL teams ensuring that minorities were equally represented and considered in the hiring process.

Kellen’s accomplishments are not just limited to football and the boardroom, he also led a successful career in the media. He served as an analyst for the Fox Sports Net College Football Saturday Studio Show; and provided color commentary for NFL broadcasts on CBS Radio, ESPN college football and for University of Missouri football.

He has appeared on ABC’s Nightline, ESPN, Fox Sports and most major local and national radio and television sports talk shows. He is a professional speaker and is often called upon to speak on social, political, economic and racial issues relating to sports.

Kellen was born on November 5, 1957 in East St. Louis, Illinois. He began playing football during his senior year at East St. Louis Senior High School. In 1975, Kellen was awarded a football scholarship to the University of Missouri, Columbia.

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In 1978, he was named Big Eight Player of the Year for his academic and athletic achievements and earned consensus All-American honors. He was the 13th player selected in the first round of the 1979 NFL draft by the San Diego Chargers.

Kellen 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.

Other honors from Kellen’s football career include being named All-Pro, Consensus Collegiate All-American and induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2002. Kellen is said to be the player who defined the tight end position for the rest of pro football to follow.

A firm believer that academics and athletics go hand in hand, Kellen graduated from the University of Missouri receiving a Bachelor of Educational Science in Counseling Psychology. He returned to school after his football career and earned his Jurist Doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1993.