An athlete’s college career is something seldom used when determining the best players at each position to play professional football. To seriously distinguish between whether Manning or Brady is the best quarterback of their generation their college careers must be carefully examined. Manning, a farm-boy, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 24, 1976 ("Peyton Manning Career Biography and Statistics | SportHaven.com"). His father attended Ole Miss, where he is very well known, but Peyton, when making his decision chose to attend the hated University of Tennessee. As a Tennessee Vol, Peyton Manning, not only set records, but also posted astronomical numbers. He won his first start as quarterback, 10-9 against Washington State, and lead the team t...
When people think of great quarterback a few names come to mind such as
Montana, Joe Namath, and Dan Marino. Dan Marino holds many of the great
recorders held in his position. Even though he never won the ring he always
Born Daniel Constantine Marino JR., born on September 15, 1961. In
Pennsylvania in the western part of the state.
They don’t call Peyton Manning the “Sheriff” for nothing. Peyton Manning also has the name “General” because he runs the show. The team he is playing against better have a good defense or Peyton will destroy them. When Peyton lines up to the line of scrimmage, he immediately finds the weakness.
The San Francisco 49ers drafted Jerry Rice in the first round. It was a really up and down season for Jerry but he slowly gained momentum throughout the year. In his second year he teamed up with a Football veteran Joe Montana. He caught 86 catches, with 15 touchdowns, and 1,570 receiving yards. Jerry Rice was really famous for his fitness level. Jerry Rice went on to play for 20
Emmett Till was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 25, 1941. He lived in the North his whole life with his mother, Mamie Till. When Emmett was four years old, his father died fighting in World War II. Mamie then raised Emmett as a single mother in a middle class, black neighborhood. With only one parent in the house, Mamie worked long days to earn money for herself and Emmett. Emmett then picked up the responsibilities at home, which included him cleaning and cooking every day. In 1955, Mamie’s uncle, who lived in Mississippi, came to visit his many relatives in Chicago. While he was visiting, Emmett learned of his cousins down south and wanted to go back with his great uncle to visit them. Mamie was completely against the idea, but later gave in and allowed Emmett to go. Her decision would soon affect many people and cause a great movement.
Emmett Till was born on July 25, 1941 in Chicago Illinois. He went to an all black school, but was taught to treat everyone equally (Death of Emmett Till). Chicago wasn’t as racist as the South, so Emmett was taught to respect everyone at an early age. Till wasn’t close to his father because his mother left Till’s father when he was very young (Vox). Emmett Till never got to know his father because his father was killed because of rape (Vox). He had a rough childhood, and to make things worse, he contracted polio at age six. As he grew older, he outgrew polio and his mother remarried and then left her husband again (Vox). Her ex-husband would threaten Emmett’s mother, and Emmett would have to stand up to her ex-husband (Vox).
Jesse Owens, who was born in the southern state of Alabama, was a frail African American boy. Owens parents made the courageous decision when he was nine years old to move north in hopes to find a positive atmosphere for their family. Owens was never involved in sports because of his size, until his middle school coach recruited and trained him to be a member of the track team. Owens practiced until he got it right and made his way through multiple track events during his high school career.
Michael Jeffery Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 17, 1963. Michael’s parents James and Delores Jordan didn’t want to raise their kids in Brooklyn, so they decided to move to North Carolina. They ended up living in a town called Wilmington, where Michael’s mother worked at a bank and his father served as a supervisor at General Electrician. When Michael’s parents worked his 3 older siblings would watch him and his younger sister. (CNN Library 1) As a young boy, Michael loved sports and he played as many as he could like soccer, football, golf, and baseball. But, even from a young age, Michael knew what his true favorite sport to play was basketball. (McCormick 2,3)
Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. Jordan's family moved to moved to Wilmington, North Carolina while he was young along with his three siblings. He attended Ogden Elementary School, and later Trask Junior High School. Jordan attended Emsley A. Laney High School, where he anchored his athletic career by playing baseball, football, and basketball ("Michael Jordan" Wikipedia). When jordan was twelve, he played with his local baseball team called the Babe Ruth All-stars. Jordan helped his team win there championship (Mattern 79). As A freshman at Laney, Jordan was cut from the varsity team and was reduced to playin junior varsity. His sophmore year he was cut from the varsity team once again, but this time, his best friend Leroy Smith, made the team. When Michael found out he did not make the team, he said:
born and educated in the South during Jim Crow years. Although during most of his