Ricky Ellis
GFL Deputy Director

Seattle Seahawk

Retired Parole Officer, Calif. Division of Juvenile Justice

20 years with Goals For Life

Marvin Cobb 
GFL Midwest Program Director

USC All-American

Cincinnati Bengal

10 years with Goals For Life

Cephus Weatherspoon

New Orleans Saint

Former elementary and high school teacher, youth mentor

20 years with Goals For Life

Isaac Keys


Minnesota Viking



Bob Grant


Baltimore Colt


5 years with Goals For Life

Mel Rogers


San Diego Charger

Retired high school teacher

Ron Brown


Olympic Gold Medalist

Los Angeles Rams

Kenny Watts


Jon Nielsen


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 wrested the gun from Sirhan Sirhan after he assasinated Robert Kennedy. 

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:



Deacon Jones          Rams

Rosey Grier            Rams

Elston Ridgle          Raiders

Leo Gray                Raiders

Reggie Doss            Rams

Henry Lawrence      Raiders

Mark Seay             49ers, San Diego Chargers

Dana Hall              49ers

Tim Brown             Eagles

Clinton Jones          Vikings

Carver Shannon       Rams

Joel Williams          Miami Dolphins

LeRoy Irvin            Rams

James Washington    Dallas Cowboys

Mike Haynes           Patriots, Raiders