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Mike McCarthy’s Education Background

Mike McCarthy is an NFL coach for the Green Bay Packers. The Packers will face the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV on February 6, 2011. EDUinReview will now take a look at the education background of this talented coach and athlete.

McCarthy was born on November 10, 1963 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended college at Baker University. He played as a football tight end for the school for two years. He was the senior captain for his football team and helped the school become NAIA Division II runner-ups. McCarthy earned his degree in business administration.

After college, McCarthy went on to coach college football at Fort Hays State from 1987-1988 and then at Pittsburg State from 1989-1992. After five years coaching college football, McCarthy got his foot in the NFL coaching door with the Kansas City Chiefs. He has also coached the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers, in addition to his current position with the Green Bay Packers. He has been the head coach for the Packers since January 2006.

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Mike Tomlin’s Education Background

Mike Tomlin is the head coach for the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers. At only 38-years old, he is the third youngest head coach in any major North American professional sports association. Tomlin and the Steelers will be playing the Packers on February 6, 2011 in Super Bowl XLV. EDUinReview will now take a look at the education background of this talented athlete and coach.

Tomlin was born on March 15, 1972 in Newport News, Virginia. He grew up in Newport News and graduated from Denbigh High School. After high school, Tomlin attended the College of William and Mary. While in college, Tomlin was the starting wide received/tight end for the Tribe for three-years. He scored a record breaking 20 touchdown catches while at W&M. He also became a member of the fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi while he was in college.

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Ben Roethlisberger’s Education Background

Ben Roethlisberger is an NFL quarterback who plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was drafted into the NFL during the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft. On February 6, 2011, Roethlisberger and the Steelers will be playing the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl. EDUinReview will now take a look at the education background of this talented athlete.

Roethlisberger was born on March 2, 1982 in Lima, Ohio. He attended high school in Findlay, Ohio. While in high school, he was very involved in the athletics department and was captain of the football, basketball, and baseball teams. During his freshman, sophomore, and junior years, Roethlisberger played wide receiver. It was during his senior year that the coach moved him to playing quarterback, where he excelled.

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Fuel Up to Play 60 Encourages Schools and Students to Beat Obesity

For the second year, Fuel Up to Play 60 is corralling students, schools and parents to take daily steps to healthy up their lives and combat childhood obesity.

The funding initiative provides money to help schools jump-start and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Any U.S. school, K – 12, can enroll in the free program and thus be eligible to apply for up to $3,000 to help increase awareness of and access to nutrient-rich foods and physical activity opportunities for students. Read the rest of this entry »



Fuel Up to Play 60 Boosts Funding for Healthy Kids

fuel up to play 60Fuel Up to Play 60, the in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council, local Dairy Councils and the National Football League, in collaboration with United States Department, just announced that it is adding more money to its nationwide funding initiative for K-12 schools enrolled in the school wellness program.

Fuel Up to Play 60 shares the same sentiments as First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign, namely to prevent childhood obesity by encouraging young Americans to move more and choose healthier foods.

The new and increased funding initiative provides money to help schools jump-start and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Eligible schools can apply for up to $3,000 to help them increase awareness of and access to nutrient-rich foods and physical activity opportunities for students.

Fuel Up to Play 60 empowers students to engage their peers to “fuel up” with nutrient-rich foods they often lack – particularly low-fat and fat-free milk and milk products, fruits, vegetables and whole grains – and “get up and play” with 60 minutes of daily physical activity.

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Tim Tebow’s Denver Broncos Number 15 Jersey is Top Seller at NFL.com

This women's Reebok Denver Broncos Jersey on NFL.com retails for $64.99

This women's Reebok Denver Broncos Jersey on NFL.com retails for $64.99

Tim Tebow may not have been the first picked at the recent NFL draft, but he is topping the charts in another area.

His Denver Broncos number 15 was the highest selling jersey on the NFL website for the month of April.

This comes to no surprise as the two-time national champion Florida Gator alum quarterback always has had a celebrity presence in the football realm. Tebow also has numerous endorsement and commercial deals such as Nike, Pro-Life, and EA Sports’ NCAA 2011. Read the rest of this entry »



Scott Sicko Picks a Higher Education over the NFL

Scott Sicko: Image Via New Hampshire Union Leader

Scott Sicko: Image Via New Hampshire Union Leader

The NFL Draft started last week, and for many college football players, it has been a very exciting time. So far, 245 college players have decided to leave behind their college education in pursuit of a professional football career. Scott Sicko is not one of those 245 players.

Sicko was an offensive tight end for New Hampshire who showed some great potential for a professional football career. However, after the seventh round of draft picks, Sicko removed his name from the list of professional hopefuls. His reasoning? He wants to continue his education.

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NFL Draft 2010 Top 10 Includes Number One Sam Bradford

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Number one draft choice Sam Bradford selected by the St. Louis Rams. (photo via New York Times)

Last night Twitter had #NFLdraft as a trending topic as football fans across the country tuned in to see who the teams would select during the first round of the 75th annual NFL Draft. Selected players repeatedly said how special and monumental this day was for them and the football coaches all expressed their hope and enthusiasm for the upcoming football season.

The NFL Draft event continues through the weekend and allows teams in the National Football League to choose new players for their franchises. This event is always an exciting day for the sport of football as the American pastime continues to grow, and while they players and coaches recognize the importance of game innovation, they honor the traditions set forth by strong foundations.

The top ten draft choices for the 2010 Draft were as follows. The number one pick, Sam Bradford, was no real surprise to anyone. What was surprising was seeing three of top four draft choices hail from Oklahoma. In addition, not seeing Tim Tebow go in the first round (went 25th to the Denver Broncos). Read the rest of this entry »



NFL Play 60 Helps Students and Schools Fight Obesity

The National Football League (NFL) in collaboration with the USDA and the National Dairy Council (NDC) are doing their part to encourage the country’s youth to stay healthy and active.nfl play 60

With their joint Fuel Up to Play 60 campaign, these three powerhouses are asking that all 4th-10th grade students from 60,000 schools across the country make a commitment to eating healthier every day and engaging in 60 minutes of fun activity in school or outside of school. Students will have an opportunity to track their progress online where they earn points and enter to win countless prizes like an iPod touch, giveaways and exclusive NFL downloads. Read the rest of this entry »



Top 10 College Athletes Drafted into the NFL

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Matthew Stafford (right) was the number one NFL draft choice. (via Huffington Post)

See the NFL Draft 2010 top 10 draft choices.

This past weekend was one that football fans around the country look forward to each and every year. It provided both hope and excitement for the future of  professional football teams. The NFL Draft is a weekend-long event that allows teams in the National Football League to choose the new players for their organization. This event is necessary for expansion of teams as well as the league resembling events one would expect to witness preceding an elementary school game of kick ball. Much like in those elementary school games, the best athletes were chosen first. The top ten draft choices for the 2009 Draft are as follows:

1. Matthew Stafford, quarterback from the University of Georgia. The Detroit Lions drafted Stafford.

2. Jason Smith, offensive tackle from Baylor University. The St. Louis Rams drafted Smith. Read the rest of this entry »





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