Two Time Super Bowl Champ Inspires Chiefs At Annual Football Banquet

March 5, 2013

Two-time Super Bowl champion Anthony Pleasant spoke words of inspiration to the state champion Northview Chiefs Monday night during their annual football banquet.

Champions are special, Pleasant told the young men, and champions should work to fulfill the role.  “You guys are champs,” he told the Chiefs, “You have won the state championship, conduct yourselves as champions.”

Acting like a champion means respecting authority, the Century native said, “because you can’t get there if you do not respect authority.”

Pleasant said relationships are key in life, and bridges should never be burned. A team, the Super Bowl champ said,  is a group of unselfish players that do not look out only for their own interests, but for those of their teammates.”

Pleasant encouraged the Chiefs players to pursue their dreams, whether or not those dreams include football.

“Not everyone will be a professional ball player, but whatever your passion – follow it, pursue your passion.”

Pleasant is a former pro football player selected in the third round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.  During his 14 year NFL career, Pleasant played for the Browns, the Baltimore Ravens, the Atlanta Falcons, the New York Jets, the San Francisco 49ers and the New England Patriots. He played a total of 202 NFL games and racked up 58 sacks and two interceptions. The 1986 Century High School graduate earned two Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots.

Pictured: Two time Super Bowl champ Anthony Pleasant addresses the Northview Chiefs during their annual football banquet Monday night. photos, click to enlarge.


2 Responses to “Two Time Super Bowl Champ Inspires Chiefs At Annual Football Banquet”

  1. Betty H Killam on March 5th, 2013 11:06 am

    Good memories of you at Century High School—You are and have been an inspiration to many people and best of all, you have not forgotten your roots. May God continue to bless you.

  2. Darla on March 5th, 2013 7:05 am

    Anthony is right and allow me to add this the Bible says the fear (respect, reverence) of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Live a life of respecting God you will respect others not a life of selfish gain. Thanks Anthony for living the message and sharing with this wonderful team who received a good taste of success. Anthony if you read this Deneen wants her $5 back for lunch when you worked at the Piggly Wiggly. My dad was very proud of your hard work. GO BLACKCATS!

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