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Former Pro NFL Player, Ben Troupe

July 21, 2017
Hosted by Tony DUrso

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Join Tony DUrso, Host of The Spotlight as he interviews Former Pro NFL Player, Ben Troupe on 21 July at 1pm Pacific. As a senior Gator & team captain in 2003, Troupe was a first-team All-South-Eastern Conference (SEC) selection and received first-team All-American honors from ESPN, Rivals.com and Sports Illustrated. He played tight end for the Tennessee Titans from 2004 to 2007 & was nicknamed “Troupe Scadoop." During his four seasons with the Titans, he made 106 receptions for 1,056 yards & seven touchdowns. Troupe was a tight end in the National Football League (NFL) for five seasons and played professionally for the Tennessee Titans & Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Joining Tony as Co-Host is Dr. Barbara Young, Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 Recipient! Presenting this week’s TKO Tip of the Week is Maura Sweeney, the Ambassador of Happiness™. Join us LIVE on 21 July 1pm Pacific on The Spotlight with Tony DUrso on the Voice America Influencers Platform!

The Spotlight with Tony DUrso

The Spotlight with Tony DUrso

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Tony DUrso

Tony DUrso

Tony DUrso was born in Sicily, Italy and made impressive, record-breaking sales forays in real estate, collectibles, and other varied industries in the U.S.

He is the self-styled “Dream Business Maker” and hosts the popular show, Revenue Chat Radio (tonydurso.com/radio), which achieved 750,000 downloads in its first 1 1/2 years, interviewing Successful Entrepreneurs who provide actionable advice and insights.

An author in fiction and nonfiction, Tony’s latest and 4th book, Elite Entrepreneurs topped the Amazon Bestseller List at number 2 on its first day debut.

Academically, he graduated in the top 1 percent in the nation from La Verne University with a degree in Business Administration.

He currently resides in the U.S. with his wife and their white akita.

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July 2017

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Born and raised in Chicago, IL. Brian grew up watching Will Smith in "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air". He was very active in sports as a kid, all the way into college. After he finished college, Brian started doing runway shows. He then shifted gears into the acting scene and fell in love. He has been working very hard to reach his goals. He does Film/TV, Print and Voice Over work. He appeared in the #movie Divergent, and is in several upcoming movies, such as The Black Panther movie and another with John Goodman. View Guest page

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Mike Nelson represents national and international insurers, Fortune 100 companies and other corporations in complex business litigation and regulatory matters. Mike’s litigation experience includes class action defense, multidistrict litigation, mediation, arbitration, bench and jury trials and appellate arguments. With more than 35 years of legal and insurance industry experience, Mike’s practice includes vast insurance and automotive regulatory experience at the state level and federal levels. Mike can be reached at mikenelson@eversheds-sutherland.com. View Guest page

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Maura Sweeney


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Ben Troupe


As a senior Gator and team captain in 2003, Troupe was a first-team All-South-Eastern Conference (SEC) selection and received first-team All-American honors from ESPN, Rivals.com and Sports Illustrated. He was also one of the three finalists for the John Mackey Award, recognizing the nation’s best college tight end in 2003. He finished his college career with sixty-four receptions for 958 yards (14.9 yards per catch) and seven touchdowns.
In the 2004 NFL Draft pick, the Tennessee Titans selected Troupe in the second round. He played tight end for the Titans from 2004 to 2007,[6] and was nicknamed “Troupe Scadoop” by his Titans teammates. During his four seasons with the Titans, he made 106 receptions for 1,056 yards and seven touchdowns. Troupe a professional football player who was a tight end in the National Football League (NFL) for five seasons during the early 2000s, played professionally for the Tennessee Titans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. View Guest page

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Dr. Barbara Young


Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 Recipient. View Guest page

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