Charles Woodson played college football in Michigan, where he led the Wolverines to a national championship in 1997. Woodson, a “two-way player” who played both offense and defense, won the Heisman Trophy in the same year. To date, he is the last player to win the Heisman who was not a running back or quarterback.
He was drafted by the Raiders fourth overall in the 1998 NFL Draft. In his first season with Oakland, he was selected as the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press. He was named to the Pro Bowl and earned All-Pro recognition three consecutive times (1999–2001). He also played with the Green Bay Packers when we won Super Bowl XLV before returning to the Raiders. He was the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year for the 2009 NFL season. He is one of the few players in NFL history to play in a Pro Bowl in three different decades (1990s, 2000s, 2010s). He is currently sixth on the all time interceptions list with 65. He’s tied with Rod Woodson and Darren Sharper for most career defensive touchdowns at 13. He’s also second all time in interceptions returned for touchdowns with 11. Today Charles is working with ESPN as an analyst.
Bas Rutten aka ‘El Guapo’ is one of the most well respected fighters and personalities in mixed martial arts history. He is a former King of Pancrase, UFC heavyweight champion and transitioned into a career as a color analyst and co-host of HDNet’s Inside MMA. Rutten had an astounding fighting career spanning more than 14 years of active competition. Before transitioning into an MMA career, the Dutchman competed in high-level muay thai kickboxing in the Netherlands. Winning 16 fights fights in total — 14 by KO. In 30 fights in Pancrase, Rutten finished with a 25-4-1 record. FightMextrix wrote this upon his induction to the UFC Hall Of Fame:
“FightMetric, the official statistics provider for the UFC, ran the numbers on Rutten’s career. They back up the Dutchman’s inclusion into the UFC Hall of Fame and then some. In the 4-hours, 27-minutes and 8-seconds he spent as a pro fighter, Rutten scored 13 knockdowns without getting dropped himself, his significant strike accuracy was 70.6%, the highest FightMetric has ever recorded, attempted a record 53 submissions and successfully swept his opponents a record 46 times.”
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Matt Burke is the Defensive Coordinator of the Miami Dolphins, and was also linebackers coach for the Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Bengals where he was my coach while I was there. Previously an admin assistant with the Tennessee Titans. He played safety at Dartmouth and was part of an undefeated Ivy League championship team in 1996. In our talk Matt offers up a lot of insight about how the coaches spend their week in preparation of games along with how they handle assessment of players.
Since 2009, Ryen Russillo has been a host or co-host of the afternoon show on ESPN Radio. The program is currently known as Russillo & Kanell, and Ryen’s co-host is ESPN college football analyst Danny Kanell. Ryen and Danny bring their own flavor to the sports talk game, mixing some pop culture in with the latest happenings in sports. Previously Ryen co-hosted with Scott Van Pelt on what was originally titled The Scott Van Pelt Show and later became SVP & Russillo also known as The Russillo Show just before Kanell joined. The show airs from 1pm-3pm Monday through Friday.
Chris Long is a defensive end for the New England Patriots. He played college football at Virginia, where he was recognized as a unanimous All-American. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams second overall in the 2008 NFL Draft. Chris is the son of NFL Hall of Famer Howie Long. In this episode Chris shares some of the many emotions taking place during the Patriots history making comeback during Super Bowl 51 along with how he came to join the team for their legendary season.
Mike Golic Jr is a broadcaster with ESPN Radio and a retired offensive guard. He played college football at Notre Dame and signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013 and New Orleans Saints in 2014. Today he co-hosts the ESPN Radio show “First and Last with Lundberg and Golic Jr”
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Ariel Helwani has been covering mixed martial arts professionally since 2006. He is the reigning five-time World MMA Award Journalist of the Year winner. He works for MMAFighting.com (SB Nation). He formerly served as an “MMA Insider” for Fox Sports 1’s weekly UFC Tonight show and other pre- and post-event programming. He is the former co-host of the Sirius XM radio show “Fight Club”, and is currently the host of The MMA Hour podcast and the MMA Beat show on YouTube. Helwani is a graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. A Canadian native, currently residing in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and two kids.
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