Philadelphia Eagle’s All Pro Running Back Leonard Weaver
January 19, 2010
Hosted by Ray Ellis
Today’s special guest on Ray Ellis Sports is the Philadelphia Eagle’s All Pro Running Back Leonard Weaver. Weaver began his college football career in 2001 at Carson-Newman College Weaver was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2005 and converted to the fullback position. In 2006 Weaver was named the Seahawks starting fullback. His first starting game was against the New Orleans Saints, A restricted free agent in the 2008 offseason, Weaver signed his one-year, tender offer on April 17. Weaver signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on March 20, 2009 and he was selected to the 2010 Pro Bowl as a starting fullback. During the season on his days off in Philadelphia , he volunteers to teach classes in nearby Camden New Jersey schools. Leonard's faith and community involvement are of great importance to him. Nicknamed "The Bishop" in college for his proclivity to spend free time traveling with a ministry in the off-season singing Christian themed R&B music. Mr. Weaver will be honored this year for his commitment to communities at the Player Networking Event. The event is a sanctioned Super Bowl event to assist players with transition from the sport into mainstream America. It is hosted by Troupe21 www.troupe21.com a human capital firm. Guy Troupe a former NFL executive who worked in the player programs department founded the company . Weaver is married to his wife, Senetra, and has three sons, Leonard IV, Timothy and David.
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Ray Ellis, raised in Canton, Ohio has been a Browns’ fan all his life – which makes sense that he would have a successful career as a Browns Strong Safety. Ellis, a four-year letterman at Ohio State, won All-Big 10 honors with five interceptions as a senior defensive co-captain. He went on to play for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1981 and in 1986 joined the Cleveland Browns. Ellis’ career stats include: 427 tackles, 14 interceptions, nine fumbles caused, six recovered fumbles, three quarterback sacks and three blocked punts. Since leaving the Browns, Ellis has been active in both business and community, most recently as Chief Operating Officer for People for People, a non-profit corporation in Philadelphia whose mission is to educate underprivileged youth and young adults. Ellis has also been active with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Special Olympics, United Way, United Negro Fund and the National Center for Missing Children. Ellis now resides in Phoenix, AZ with his wife, Darice.