From the days of my dad holding me as a baby like a football, to the days of him teaching me how to switch hit a baseball, to the days of currently paying my way through college, my dad has always looked out for me and wanted to be my best. I never had a worry about one day not having a father because he radiated commitment to my mom, my brother and I. It’s never been a question of if he’s going to keep providing for us, but more so what he was going to provide next.
When my mom passed away this December, he stepped up as not only a fantastic father, but stepped in as the parent my brother and I were losing. The way he has taken care of us and kept us moving along has been nothing short of remarkable. I can’t imagine the daily struggles he has with being a role model, a man of God, a sympathetic dad, a provider, and a support system for us kids.
Love your passion, always will! Before you answered the question of what was your most memorable big play in the NFL, I knew you would respond with that great catch in the Super Bowl along the sidelines with that tremendous leap and dive to the end zone! However when you said it was Super Bowl 28, I thought it was SuperBowl 27 in Pasadena. Anyways, I still love you and what a catch that was. If you are ever in Michigan, you have an open invitation to stop by my classroom at Bedford High School, I would love to meet you again like I did in ’94 in the tunnel in Minnesota after Emmitt’s great overtime run for the win and when I met you in Cleveland and at Canton after your heartfelt straight from the soul speech! May God Bless and go Dak and the Cowboys!!!
Mike… thrilled and thanking God for your recent diagnosis. I am a quiet admirer of your testimony and walk with God. I was so thrilled to watch and listen to a panel of ex professional football players on national TV giving Jesus Christ and God all the glory for their lives (success’s and failures)
Mike.. you are a role model to America and I would like to share this word …God’s color is holy!
May you, your family and friends be blessed in all you do.
I live in Canton, Ohio so if you ever need a place to stay during the Hall of Fame ceremonies…my family and house is open to you.