My NFF story on La Roi Glover and mentoring
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My NFF story on La Roi Glover and mentoring

NFF: Third-generation player from San Diego followed grandfather and father

Photo: La Roi Glover (97). Photo: LA Rams

La’Roi Glover began his playing days as a San Diego third-generation football star. And then just like his grandfather John Glover and father Lawrence Glover, he transitioned into a third-generation San Diego football mentor.

Glover played 13 NFL seasons before until 2008 and was hired in 2010 by the St. Louis Rams as their Director of Player Engagement. He helps players prepare for life after pro football. It’s a move he made easily, earning a MBA and working for ESPN before the Rams extended him the job offer. Glover, 42, has remained with the franchise through the move to Los Angeles. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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