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Building Character in Youth with NFL Star Montell Owens

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Montell Owens, running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars is a valued member of the Insightful Player™ team. To be named to this team, one must be a person of integrity, such as a current or former NFL player, who shares their personal message of hope for the sole purpose of lifting the spirits of all, especially children. Montell Owens’ path to the NFL wasn’t easy. He got there through sheer determination and hard work. At Concord High School in Wilmington, Delaware, Montell excelled in academics, music and sports. He was a member of the National Honor Society, a lead trumpet player in the jazz band, and a letterman in football, baseball, and track. As graduation approached, he began to get offers from colleges. The best offer – a full football scholarship – came from a surprising place: The University of Maine. All Montell knew about Maine is that it was cold and nine hours away from home. Still, his parents could not afford to pay for college, and Maine was the opportunity he had been waiting for. There, his running back coach, Jeff Cole helped mold him into the player and individual he is today. We'll discuss Cole's influence, the need to build character in the youth of America, and Owens return to Concord H.S. for the 1st Annual Montell Owens Youth Football Camp on July 19.