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GFL Mentor - Ricky Ellis
Ricky Ellis
GFL Executive Director

Seattle Seahawk

Retired Parole Officer, Calif. Division of Juvenile Justice

20+ years with Goals For Life

GFL Mentor - Cephus Weatherspoon

New Orleans Saint

Former elementary and high school teacher, youth mentor

20+ years with Goals For Life

GFL Mentor - Bob Grant
Bob Grant


Baltimore Colt


5+ years with Goals For Life

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Ron Brown


Olympic Gold Medalist

Los Angeles Rams

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Grady Richardson

Washington Redskins + LA Rams

GFL Mentor

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Bobby Jones Jr.


Former NBA Player

GFL Mentor

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Chris Hale

Buffalo Bills

GFL Mentor

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Jon Nielsen


Oakland Raiders

GFL Mentor

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Jabari Smith


Indoor Football League

GFL Mentor

GFL Mentor - Mel Rogers
Mel Rogers


San Diego Charger

Retired high school teacher

GFL Mentor - Marvin Cobb
Marvin Cobb

USC All-American

Cincinnati Bengal

10+ years with Goals For Life

GFL Mentor - Isaac Keys
Isaac Keys


Minnesota Viking



Many special speakers come into GFL classrooms, both former professional athletes and successful individuals in the business community. GFL also sponsors school

assemblies with panels of speakers.

NFL legend Rosey Grier

came to speak to GFL students. He told them the story of how he wrestled the gun from Sirhan Sirhan after he assasinated Robert Kennedy. 

Rosey Grier Speaking to GFL Students
Steve Murow & Ricky Ellis Speaking at GFL Assembly

Businessman and board member Steve Murow speaks at an assembly along with Deputy Director, Ricky Ellis.

Special Speakers

Some of the NFL
players who have
worked with GFL:
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Deacon Jones

Rosey Grier

Elston Ridgle

Leo Gray

Reggie Doss

Henry Lawrence

Mark Seay

Dana Hall

Tim Brown

Clinton Jones

Carver Shannon

Joel Williams

LeRoy Irvin

James Washington

Mike Haynes
Earnest Greene







49ers, Chargers





Miami Dolphins


Dallas Cowboys

Patriots, Raiders
Chargers, Steelers
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