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Episode 201: Chris Burke, Former MLB Player

12/7/2018
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Chris Burke was selected in the first round of the 2001 MLB Draft (10th overall) by the Houston Astros. The University of Tennessee product was named Round Rock AA MVP in 2003 and then won the Pacific Coast League Rookie of the Year in AAA with the New Orleans Zephyrs in 2004. Burke would make his MLB debut on July 4, 2004 against the Texas Rangers and would get his first MLB hit on September 14, 2004 against the Cardinals. In 2005, Chris Burke became a hero to the Houston Astros faithful...

Duration:00:35:02

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Mo Isom, NY Times Bestselling Author -- Former LSU Goalkeeper

12/6/2018
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Mo Isom’s story is one that you will not soon forget. She is wife, a mother, a speaker and the author of the New York Times Bestseller “WRECK MY LIFE: Journeying from Broken to Bold.” She was an All-American goalkeeper for the Louisiana State University soccer team and the first female to try out for an SEC men’s football team. She holds the LSU all-time goalkeeper record as well as the #3 SEC all-time shutout record. Mo's latest book "Sex, Jesus, and the Conversations the Church Forgot"...

Duration:00:15:10

Episode 200: George Taylor, Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association

12/5/2018
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George Taylor is the CEO of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was named to his current role in January 2018 where he oversees 650 top-of-the-line multiple-event rodeos across the country and in Canada. On this episode of the podcast, we learn about the rodeo, how faith plays a role in each rodeo event, how the cowboys are ministered to and who the LeBron James of the pro rodeo tour is. For more, log on to http://SportsSpectrum.com

Duration:00:28:19

Episode 199: Gene Chizik, Former Auburn Head Football Coach - 2010 National Champion (Pt 2)

12/3/2018
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For 28 years, Gene Chizik coached college football. He began his career at Clemson and after stints with Middle Tennessee, Stephen F. Austin, Central Florida, Auburn, and Texas, he got his first shot as a head coach with Iowa State in 2007. Two years later, he became the head coach of the Auburn Tigers, and in 2010, reached the pinnacle of college football, winning the BCS National Championship, defeating Oregon 22-19. Chizik spent 4 seasons with the Tigers before his time ended in 2012. In...

Duration:00:30:24

Episode 198: Gene Chizik, Former Auburn Head Football Coach, 2010 National Champion (Pt 1)

12/3/2018
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For 28 years, Gene Chizik coached college football. He began his career at Clemson and after stints with Middle Tennessee, Stephen F. Austin, Central Florida, Auburn, and Texas, he got his first shot as a head coach with Iowa State in 2007. Two years later, he became the head coach of the Auburn Tigers, and in 2010, reached the pinnacle of college football, winning the BCS National Championship, defeating Oregon 22-19. Chizik spent 4 seasons with the Tigers before his time ended in 2012. In...

Duration:00:28:22

Episode 197: Jessie Warren, Florida State Softball National Champion

11/30/2018
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For four seasons, Jessie Warren played third base for the Florida State Seminoles softball club. The 4-time All ACC player was consistently one of the most productive hitters in the lineup. In 2018, she led her club to their first ever Women's College World Series title beating Washington. Jessie was named the Most Outstanding Player after leading the team in eight different categories, including a .404 batting average, 21 home runs, 70 RBI and a .836 slugging percentage. In Game 1 of the...

Duration:00:32:04

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Jared Dudley, Brooklyn Nets Forward

11/29/2018
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Jared Dudley is a forward for the NBA's Brooklyn Nets. A second-team All-American for Boston College, Dudley was the 2007 ACC player of the year and the 22nd overall selection by the Charlotte Bobcats (now Hornets) in the 2007 NBA Draft. His 12-year NBA career has spanned 6 teams, the Bobcats, Suns, Bucks, Wizards, Clippers and now Nets. On this Throwback Thursday edition of the podcast, we hear Jared's testimony of coming to faith in Christ and where that walk with the Lord began for...

Duration:00:09:43

Episode 196: Jesse Holley, Former Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver

11/28/2018
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Jesse Holley played wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys from 2009-2011. He was a two-sport athlete at North Carolina where he played wide receiver for the football team and was a member of the 2005 basketball team that won college basketball's national championship. In 2007, after going undrafted, he signed with the Cincinnati Bengals and after being waived, he moved to Canada, signing a contract with the BC Lions of the CFL. In 2009, after his football career looked to be over, Holley...

Duration:00:49:37

Episode 195: Caroline Stanley, Former Pro Soccer Goalkeeper (Pt 2)

11/26/2018
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Caroline Stanley is a former pro soccer goalkeeper and an assistant coach with the University of Tulsa. In January of 2018, Stanley retired from professional soccer after playing in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) for the Seattle Reign (2015), Sky Blue New Jersey (2016) and Orlando Pride (2017). Stanley was a three-year letterwinner at the University of Southern California, after playing her freshman season at the University of Missouri. She started in 55 of 58 games at USC, and...

Duration:00:31:35

Episode 194: Caroline Stanley, Former Pro Soccer Goalkeeper (Pt 1)

11/26/2018
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Caroline Stanley is a former pro soccer goalkeeper and an assistant coach with the University of Tulsa. In January of 2018, Stanley retired from professional soccer after playing in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) for the Seattle Reign (2015), Sky Blue New Jersey (2016) and Orlando Pride (2017). Stanley was a three-year letterwinner at the University of Southern California, after playing her freshman season at the University of Missouri. She started in 55 of 58 games at USC,...

Duration:00:33:10

Episode 193: Tyler Trent, Purdue Super Fan - Cancer Fighter

11/22/2018
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Tyler Trent is fighting for his life. The 20 year-old Purdue college student has cancer and is in hospice care. In 2014, Tyler was diagnosed with bone cancer in high school when his arm snapped playing ultimate Frisbee. He had his right arm removed from elbow to shoulder and replaced with titanium. In April of 2017, he was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer and after undergoing a 10-hour surgery in August of 2017, he was able to start classes in his first year of...

Duration:00:22:45

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Derwin Gray, Pastor - Former NFL Player

11/22/2018
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Derwin Gray is a former defensive back, who played 5 seasons in the NFL with the Colts and Panthers. He’s also the Pastor of Transformation Church near Charlotte, North Carolina. On this Throwback Thursday edition of the podcast, we hear Derwin's encounter with a teammate known as “The Naked Preacher” that changes Derwin’s life forever and led him to faith in Christ. You can listen to the entire interview of Episode 3 of the podcast here. For more, log on to SportsSpectrum.com

Duration:00:09:43

Episode 192: Mike Tolbert, 3-time Pro Bowl Running Back

11/21/2018
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Mike Tolbert played 10 years in the NFL with the Chargers, Panthers and Bills. He was undrafted in 2008 coming out of college at Coastal Carolina, but quickly signed a free-agent contract with San Diego. After 4 years with the Bolts, Tolbert signed a contract with the Carolina Panthers, where he would play 5 seasons, be named to three Pro Bowls, and was named First Team All-Pro in 2013 and 2015. Tolbert finished up his NFL career in 2017 with the Buffalo Bills, where he helped the club to...

Duration:00:37:02

Episode 191: Reza Zadeh, Denver Broncos Team Chaplain (Pt 2)

11/20/2018
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Reza Zadeh was born in Iran in 1977. He came to the United States in 1980 at the age of 3. Through his teen years in high school, Reza was focused on football and school but it was during his time at Colorado State in college that he was first introduced to Jesus Christ. Today, he's the chaplain for the Denver Broncos and working for Athletes in Action ministering to college athletes at various schools across the state of Colorado. In part 2 of our conversation, Reza tells us what his...

Duration:00:27:49

Episode 190: Reza Zadeh, Denver Broncos Team Chaplain (Pt 1)

11/19/2018
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Reza Zadeh was born in Iran in 1977. He came to the United States in 1980 at the age of 3. Through his teen years in high school, Reza was focused on football and school but it was during his time at Colorado State in college that he was first introduced to Jesus Christ. Today, he's the chaplain for the Denver Broncos and working for Athletes in Action ministering to college athletes at various schools across the state of Colorado. In part 1 of our conversation, Reza shares his powerful...

Duration:00:28:52

Episode 189: Matthew Boyd, Detroit Tigers Pitcher

11/16/2018
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Matthew Boyd is a pitcher with the Detroit Tigers. After playing his college ball at Oregon State, Boyd was selected in the 6th round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. He made his MLB debut on June 26, 2015 against the Texas Rangers. One month later, on July 30, he was traded to Detroit as part of the David Price deal. Boyd earned his first MLB victory on August 5, 2015 against Kansas City. In 2018, Boyd had his best season yet, starting 31 games, 170 innings, 159 strikeouts...

Duration:00:37:33

THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Incredible Story of Katie Lentz

11/15/2018
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Katie Lentz is currently an administrator for MLB’s Baseball Assistance Team, a charitable organization that assists members of the baseball family in need of financial, medical or psychological assistance. But this story isn’t about baseball, it’s about survival. Katie should have died after being hit, head on, by a drunk driver. She suffered multiple fractures including two broken femurs, a broken tibia and fibia, a broken left wrist, nine broken ribs, a lacerated liver, ruptured spleen...

Duration:00:10:19

Episode 188: Wesley Woodyard, Tennessee Titans Linebacker

11/14/2018
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Wesley Woodyard plays linebacker for the Tennessee Titans in the NFL. He was originally undrafted in 2008 coming out of Kentucky, where he was two-time First Team All-SEC in 2006 and 2007. In 2008, he signed with the Denver Broncos, where he played five seasons and helped Denver to a Super Bowl berth in 2013. In 2014, he signed with the Tennessee Titans and is now in his 5th season in Nashville. This season, he has helped the Titans to a 5-4 start and had 20 combined tackles and 2.5 sacks...

Duration:00:22:52

Episode 187: Trevor Knight, Former Texas A&M and Oklahoma QB (Pt 2)

11/13/2018
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Trevor Knight played quarterback at Oklahoma from 2012-2015. He was the 2014 Sugar Bowl MVP after throwing for 348 yards and 4 touchdowns in a 45-31 win over Alabama. In 2016, he transferred to Texas A&M, where he threw for 19 touchdown passes and ran for 10 touchdowns in his senior season. After not being selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, Knight signed a deal with the Arizona Cardinals before getting released right before the season began. After a stint on the Falcons practice squad, he...

Duration:00:36:21

Episode 186: Trevor Knight, Former Texas A&M and Oklahoma QB (Pt 1)

11/12/2018
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Trevor Knight played quarterback at Oklahoma from 2012-2015. He was the 2014 Sugar Bowl MVP after throwing for 348 yards and 4 touchdowns in a 45-31 win over Alabama. In 2016, he transferred to Texas A&M, where he threw for 19 touchdown passes and ran for 10 touchdowns in his senior season. After not being selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, Knight signed a deal with the Arizona Cardinals before getting released right before the season began. After a stint on the Falcons practice squad, he...

Duration:00:33:43