Planet Gridiron Friday, September 11, 2009
September 11, 2009
Hosted by Damien Anderson
Should athletes get paid by colleges after their eligibility is exhausted while the NCAA continues to make money off of their likeness and images? That is the topic on Planet Gridiron where it’s always football season with host Damien Anderson. Get an opinionated perspective from fellow NFL and Big Ten Alumni John Bronson (Arizona Cardinals, Penn State) and Ray Ellis (Philadelphia Eagles, Ohio State).as they discuss the importance of rights, who has them the student/athlete or college? Planet Gridiron “where FOOTBALL lives “
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Tune in to the Planet Gridiron radio show hosted by Damien Anderson! It will give you a fun perspective on life, family, and maybe even a little football. Football is the main focus on the show and relating to all is my goal, and remain authentic while doing it. You will benefit from listening to the show through my experiences in life which will offer some insight into playing the game, what it takes to be successful, how to maintain success, remain humble, and discussing family life.
Damien Anderson is a professional athlete who believes that involvement in his community is the key to inspiring youth to view sports as a tool used to attain goals, and further believes a good education is the foundation to attaining those goals. Damien has used his passion for football and education to create NU Life Foundation and Planetgridiron.com; programs that create awareness and facilitate change. With over 23 years of experience on the field and in the classroom, Damien’s focus is to assist student athletes in reaching their athletic and educational goals by providing them with the tools needed to reach their highest potential, on and off the field.
Prior to reaching his goal as a running back for the Arizona Cardinals, Damien earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Northwestern University where he was accepted with a football scholarship. As the starting running back for Northwestern University Wildcats, Damien was an All Conference Selection, an All-American, a Heisman finalist, and currently holds the school’s record as the all-time leading rusher; rushing for over 4,485 yards.
Damien Anderson lives in Chandler, Arizona where he spends time with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two children; Drake, 9 and Sophia, 2. Whether coaching his children in youth programs or volunteering with his wife in the community, Damien is making a commitment to stay involved and bring awareness where it matters by representing athletes and students everywhere.