Former NFL Football Player Don Beebe to Speak at Judson
(Elgin, IL December 4, 2009) Former NFL football player Don Beebe will be speaking at Judson University on Saturday, January 16, in a fundraiser for the athletics department. Beebe will be speaking in the Lindner Fitness Center at 6 p.m. with the cost of the event $20 per ticket. For more information, contact Judson University Baseball Coach Rich Benjamin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847.628.1579.
Registration at the event will start at 6 p.m., followed by an auction at 6:30 p.m. Beebe will speak at 7 p.m. and will be available for interviews and autographs after his presentation.
Beebe, who played in six Super Bowls and won a Super Bowl Championship with Green Bay, played in the NFL for nine years for the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, and Green Bay Packers. He played with NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly and future Hall of Famer Brett Favre. In 1996, he was awarded the NFL's "Unsung Hero" award.
The undrafted signee from Chadron State, signed a contract with the Buffalo Bills in 1989 and played there until 1994. In 1995, he was a member of the Carolina Panthers and then finished his career with two years at Green Bay (1996-97). He played in Super Bowls XXV, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII with Buffalo and Super Bowls XXXI and XXXII with Green Bay. He won the Super Bowl Championship with Green Bay in Super Bowl XXXI.
He is widely known for his work ethic and not giving up on the playing field. One of the moments that fans remember most about Beebe was in the Super Bowl for running down the Dallas Cowboy's Leon Lett and forcing a fumble at the goal line. That moment is in the ESPN's 100 top Super Bowl moments as #11. Beebe’s story of perseverance and hard work will also make this event one that church youth groups and sports teams will find especially inspiring.
Beebe currently is the owner and chief executive officer of the Don Beebe House of Speed and the head football coach at Aurora Christian High School.