Tulsa, Oklahoma native and Super Bowl XLIV Champion, Robert Meachem is a wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints. Meachem played college football for the University of Tennessee and was selected with the twenty-seventh pick overall in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints.
Former University of Oklahoma standout Philip Loadholt, Jr. is a starting offensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings. During his time at OU he proved himself vital to QB Sam Bradford’s Heisman-winning campaign in 2008. Loadholt was draft by the Minnesota Vikings with the fifty-fourth pick overall in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
Starting Linebacker for the St. Louis Rams. Chamberlain was drafted by the Rams in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Tulsa where was he was a First Team All-Conference USA selection in his senior year. Chamberlain hails from Bethany, OK where he was a four-year letter winner and three year-starter for the Bethany Bronchos. During his tenure at Bethany he went 32-9 and lead Bethany to an Oklahoma Class 2A State Championship.
Offensive tackle for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. Keith was drafted by the Cardinals in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Northern Iowa University where he was a First-Team All Gateway Conference (now Missouri Valley Football Conference) selection and Third Team AP All-American in 2007.
Booker T. Washington (Tulsa) and University of Alabama standout, Mark Anderson was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fifth of the 2006 NFL Draft. He was named to the NFL All-Rookie team in 2006 and played in Super Bowl XLI against the Indianapolis Colts. In October 2010, Anderson joined the Houston Texans to bolster their defensive efforts.
Nicknamed “Lady Magic”, is a former professional basketball player who played and coached in the WNBA. Lieberman is regarded as one of the greatest figures in women’s basketball. In 2000, she was inducted into the Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame. Lieberman is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
The former Rambling Wreck from Georgia Tech; Tashard Choice has carved out a niche for himself in the Dallas Cowboys stacked backfield as he seamlessly steps into the spotlight as the club’s third featured running back. When given the chance on the field he has proven to be dynamic and has also shown the knack for creating his own plays, taking direct snaps from center in the team’s “razorback” formation.
Two-time All American defensive tackle from the University of Oklahoma; Gerald McCoy was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the third overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. In his rookie season he recorded twenty-eight tackles, three sacks, and was credited with two forced fumbles before suffering a season-ending bicep injury in December 2010. Despite his injury, commentators expect McCoy to play a large role on a revitalized Bucs squad in 2011.
“Warrior for Peace”, Ambassador, Dr. Edward J. Perkins has committed a lifetime to excellence through service in the United States Department of State. The Ambassador began his career in Foreign Service in 1962 and has held many notable positions throughout his tenure. In 1986 he became the first African-American to serve as Ambassador to the nation of South Africa. Many commentators point to Perkins as being instrumental in helping to bring an end to South Africa’s Apartheid government.
Additionally, Ambassador Perkins has served as Ambassador to the nations of Liberia and Australia and served as the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of State Department Personnel. In 1992 he was appointed as United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations by President George H. W. Bush. Upon his retirement in 1996 the Ambassador has authored several books and taught at the University of Oklahoma where he served as Senior Vice Provost Emeritus of International Programs at the International Program Center.
Former tailback for the University of Notre Dame, Reggie Brooks serves as the University of Notre Dame’s Manager for Monogram Club – Football Alumni Relations. Brooks began his career at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he was recruited by legendary head coach Lou Holtz to play for the Fighting Irish. He capped a successful career at Notre Dame his senior by garnering 1,372 rushing yard, capturing All-America honors and finishing fifth in Heisman Trophy voting. Brooks was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the Second Round of the 1993 NFL Draft and played three seasons for Washington and one season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before retiring from football in 1996.