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From the 757 to the NFL: Local Sports Icons Share Tales from the Gridiron on Campus of Hampton University
07/07/2017 - #2

Featuring Hampton Roads Youth Foundation and The Undefeated
Hosted at Hampton University

HAMPTON, Va. — ESPN’s The Undefeated will host an in-depth round table discussion titled ‘From the 757 to the NFL’ with Super Bowl winning head coach Mike Tomlin; Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor and former NFL quarterbacks Mike Vick and Aaron Brooks at Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Auditorium Thursday, July 13 at 3:30 p.m. This must see event will be live streamed on TheUndefeated.com.

“This production speaks to the cutting edge projects and events that exist all across our campus,” said Dr. William R. Harvey, Hampton University President. “Hampton University is unparalleled in the delivery of content and at the forefront of all areas of creativity and innovation”

The panel, moderated by The Undefeated’s senior NFL writer Jason Reid, will discuss the opportunities and challenges of life as a football player, competition, the journey to manhood and the pursuit of achievable dreams.  This will be an inspiring conversation between three NFL quarterbacks and a Super Bowl-winning head coach who all grew up in one of the nation’s top talent-rich regions - Hampton Roads.

“The Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications on the campus of Hampton University is a digital mecca for multiplatform production,” said B. DaVida Plummer, Dean of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. “The collaborative effort between ESPN’s The Undefeated, the Hampton Roads Youth Foundation and Scripps Howard is just one of many celebrated events held here. We are looking forward to creating more compelling programing from our studios here at our ‘Home by the Sea”.

Panelists scheduled to appear:
• Former NFL quarterbacks Michael Vick and Aaron Brooks
• Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor
• Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl-winning head coach Mike Tomlin
• Moderator: The Undefeated’s senior NFL writer Jason Reid

Date: July 13, 2017
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Scripps Howard Auditorium, Hampton University
For Additional Info: call 757-727-5253
Panel will be streamed live

About Hampton Roads Youth Foundation:
Formed in 1997 by a group of progressive thinkers, the Hampton Roads Youth Foundation (HRYF) was established
with the objective of providing educational, social and economic programs for youth in the Hampton Roads
community. The HRYF has worked successfully with allies who believe, support and stand for the same principles on
which the organization was founded. The mission of the Hampton Roads Youth Foundation is to cultivate, develop,
and manage programs which enhance and enrich the lives of at-risk youth in the Hampton Roads, Virginia, area by
promoting academic excellence, social responsibility and community service. Website hryf.org

About The Undefeated:
The Undefeated is ESPN’s multiplatform content initiative exploring the intersections of sports, race and culture. The
digital hub, TheUndefeated.com, which launched in May 2016, combines innovative long-form and short-form
storytelling, investigation, original reporting and provocative commentary to enlighten and entertain African
Americans, as well as sports fans seeking a deeper understanding of black athletes, culture and related issues.
TheUndefeated.com showcases four main verticals – Sports, Culture, The Uplift and HBCUs (Historically Black
Colleges and Universities). Its mantra: Not Conventional, Never Boring.

About Hampton University:
Rich in history, steeped in tradition, Hampton University is a dynamic, progressive institution of higher education,
providing a broad range of technical, liberal arts, and graduate degree programs. In addition to being one of the top
historically black universities in the world, Hampton University is a tightly-knit community of learners and educators,
representing 49 states and 35 territories and nations. Website: hamptonu.edu

About Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications:
The Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications is committed to providing its students with a high quality
and well-rounded education while emphasizing fairness, balance, accuracy, integrity and high ethical
standards in their work as professionals in the field of journalism and communications. Website: shsjc.hamptonu.edu

Media Contact: Hampton University - Office of University Relations
phone: 757-727-5253
email: universityrelations@hamptonu.edu


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