NFL Running Back, Carolina Panthers
Jonathan Stewart is an
NFL running back for the Carolina Panthers. As a highly sought after top prospect
and one of the highest rated offensive players in the country he was selected
by the Panthers in the first round (13th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. That
season Stewart helped lead his team to a 12-4 record, making it to the
During his 2009 NFL Season, Stewart set a
team record rushing 206 yards in a 41-9 win over the Giants, and earned FedEx
Ground Player of the week honors. Stewart finished the season with 1,133 yards
and 10 touchdowns on 221 carries. Those statistics made Stewart and fellow
running back Deangelo Williams the first rushing duo in NFL history to rush for
1,100 yards apiece. The pair continues to hold the nickname “Double Trouble” in
honor of their accomplishments.
A starter for the Carolina Panthers, Stewart
maintains his position as a household name in the sports world and beyond. Now a legend at his alma mater The University
of Oregon, analyst consider his one of the fastest and strongest players in the
With a passion for giving back to the
community, Stewart holds football camps in his hometown of Lacey, Washington
every year, and also leads workshops in Charlotte, NC. He is strong in his
Christian faith and is active in his church community as well.
Off the field, Stewart’s other love is
music. He connects with his fans on his website by sharing the music he
Eric “Sleepy” Floyd
NBA Teams: New Jersey Nets, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs
Height: 6 foot 3
Position: Point Guard
College: Georgetown University
Draft: New Jersey Nets, 1st round (13th pick, 13th overall), 1982 NBA Draft
Career Highlights and Awards:
1986-87 NBA All-Star;
NBA Playoff record for points scored in a quarter
(29) and in half (39), in game 4 of 1987 Western Conference Semifinals
against the Los Angeles Lakers
Represented By: Legacy Talent and Entertainment, LLC
“Sleepy” Floyd is among the most famous and well-known professional
basketball players in the world. His professional career spanned from
1982-1995 in the NBA.
Prior to entering the NBA, Sleepy Floyd
was deemed among the greatest players in collegiate history at
Georgetown University and is known as the most prolific scorer in
Georgetown University’s basketball history. Sleepy then went on to
become one of the NBA’s biggest stars in the 1980s and 1990s. Floyd was
well known for his high scoring averages per game in the NBA. He still
holds the NBA playoff record for points scored in a quarter (29) and in
half (39), in game 4 of 1987 Western Conference Semifinals against the
Los Angeles Lakers.
Midway through his first season with the
Nets, Floyd was traded to the Golden State Warriors where he averaged
16.5 points per game in his first season in the NBA. Sleepy went on to
achieve a career high of 19.5 points per game in his 1984-85 NBA season.
In 1987 he averaged 18.8 points and 10.3 assists and earned a spot on
the NBA All-Star Team. Floyd left the Warriors in December 1987 when he
was traded to the Houston Rockets where he would then play for the
following 5 ½ seasons. On May 10th, 1987 Floyd made NBA history in one
of the greatest single playoff performances ever seen. Floyd scored 29
points in the fourth quarter and 51 for the game as the Warriors won
their only game of the series 129-121. His 39 points that he scored in a
half in that game remain an NBA playoff record. Near the end of his
professional basketball career, in 1993 he signed on as a free agent
with the San Antonio Spurs before returning to the New Jersey Nets in
Sleepy Floyd retired from the NBA in 1995 with 12,260 career points and 5,175 career assists.
At 47, Floyd was the youngest basketball alumnus in the Georgetown Athletic Hall of Fame, having been enshrined in 2002.
his retirement from the NBA, Sleepy Floyd has coached Pro Leagues and
in 2007 was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches 2007
Silver Anniversary All-America Team. Today, Sleepy does sports
promotions and makes celebrity appearances at events on behalf of the
NBA and others, such as HP’s launch of its Windows 7 product.
Former NFL Cornerback
Teams: Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints Draft:
Drafted by Los Angeles Rams, 30th overall pick, 2nd round of the 1992 NFL draft
College: B.A. Economics, University of Pittsburgh (1992)
Further Education: Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program Certificate,
Harvard Business School (2006), and
Stanford Graduate School of Business (2007)
Highlights: Commentator for ESPNU and FOX Sports,
President of the NFLPA Retired Players Charlotte Chapter,
NFL Coaching Internship (Charlotte 2009),
“Hardball with Chris Matthews” MSNBC (2008),
Corporate Spokesperson for Nike Athletic Wear (San Francisco, 1996)
Steven Israel is an NFL legend whose career included playing for four NFL teams over ten years from 1992 to 2002.
After his stellar career in the NFL, Israel went to become an analyst for ESPNU and FOX Sports. He also had a nine-‐-‐-‐year run as the host of “Breaking It Down,” a television program focusing on the Carolina Panthers, on New 14 Carolina. Israel has been the keynote speaker at dozens of events across the country on topics including business administration, youth development, and faith and fellowship. He continues to be a regular NFL Chapel speaker, and in 1996 served as the Corporate Spokesperson for Nike Athletic Wear at the Grand Opening of Nike Town in San Francisco, CA.
After playing football for a decade, Israel earned a Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program Certificate from both Harvard Business School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He currently works as a Business Development Executive for Milestone Partners, LLC in Charlotte, NC and as an insurance associate with AFLAC. From 2005-‐-‐-‐2007 Israel was a Financial Representative for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network.
Israel is married to his college sweetheart, Lorae and has four children.