Greg Ellis comes to Tyler

by admin on August 21, 2014

in Tyler Businesses

Trivia question: Who did the Cowboys take with their first round pick in the 1998 NFL Draft when they passed on wide receiver Randy Moss?

The answer is Greg Ellis out of University North Carolina, and he was in Tyler this week.

The former Dallas Cowboy spoke at the Harvey Convention Center to high school players and coaches about what it takes to be successful on and off the field.

“I have a passion for kids and a passion for youth,” Ellis said. “Sports are responsible for saving lives; youth activities are responsible for saving lives.”

He talked to the audience about hard work, persevering and finding inspiration to keep going even when you don’t feel like have another breath in you.

“That motivation has to change to inspiration,” Ellis said. “When you can’t take another step, inspiration leads you to go on more play; to go out there and say I am going to get this job done.”

The luncheon is an annual even to bring athletes, coaches and administrators from different coaches from around East Texas to celebrate the upcoming high school football season.

Opening night for Texas High School football will kick off Friday night, August 29.

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