Conditioning for Excellence has been the theme of Tim’s life since childhood. Reaching beyond the norm and preparing to dwell among the best in whatever objectives he chose has guided his path to success. As a three-sport (football, basketball, and track) athlete and honors student at Peach County High School in Fort Valley, GA, Tim excelled on the field of play and in the classroom. Upon graduating in 1988, he received a number of college scholarship offers for football. After great consideration, he chose Howard University over more notable football programs. At Howard, Tim continued a prosperous scholastic and football career. He has the distinction of being the first Athlete in the history of Howard to be named to the GTE Academic All-America Team. Tim was also named All-Conference, All-American, and Defensive Player of the Year in each of his final two college seasons. Scholastically, he was chosen by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to participate in the National Name Exchange for outstanding academic achievement by juniors and seniors and was selected a lifetime member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. Tim completed his undergraduate studies earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising and Business Marketing. He also completed Post-Graduate studies in Athletic Administration. In 2005 Tim was honored with induction into the Howard University Athletic Hall of Fame.
On his way to reaching the pinnacle of his career Tim met the expected obstacles and detractors. However, he believed that nothing could stand in the way of his achieving greatness. He credits proper preparation, attitude, motivation, and information for his continued success. The Green Bay Packers drafted Tim in the 1993 NFL Rookie Draft. He went on to have a well-traveled, 7-year, professional football career, playing along side such NFL legends as Joe Montana, Marcus Allen, and Ronnie Lott. During his career he served as a Captain for both the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles.
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Tim's Professional Career at a Glance:
1993-1999: Professional Football Player-Safety, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, Barcelona Dragons(NFLE), Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Rattlers (AFL).
1999-2001: Financial Services Professional/Trainer, MONY Sports Financial Services.
1998-2006: President/Business Manager/Training Director, UPLIFT Properties Group, LLC.
2006-2014: Financial Services Specialist- Florida Zone(11/2006-07/2011), Agency Field Recruiter- Atlanta Metro Area(8/2011-Present): State Farm Insurance.
1999-Present: Lifestyle Fitness Coach/ Consultant/ Author/ Motivational Speaker- UPLIFT Systems, LLC
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Tim has been able to catapult his personal business ventures to success by applying time-tested “gridiron” lessons and academic principles . With an enduring passion for helping others, he now shares his business insights, life-skills, sales expertise, and functional fitness/sports specific training from an entertaining, engaging, and unique perspective. With a passionate and frank approach to coaching, Tim has become an invaluable resource for athletes, companies, sports teams, schools, and youth organizations. In addition to his stellar academic credentials, Tim is a Certified Lifestyle Fitness Coach, Corporate Wellness Coach, Corporate Coach University Training Director; Speed, Agility, & Quickness Instructor; and published author.
Tim remains active in his local community through charitable work via involvement with the NFL Alumni Association, his Fraternities, and through his personal philanthropic organization UPLIFT Community Fellowship, Inc. which provides food and toys annually to families in need during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays among other civic focused causes. As additional charitable outlets, Tim coaches and sponsors youth football and basketball programs, instructs youth sports camps, and conducts life-skills seminars for young students and scholar-athletes. Tim currently serves as Chairman of UPLIFT Community Fellowship. He is a member of the Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Board of Trustees in addition to having been a past President for the NFL Alumni Tampa Chapter. He is a proud member of Diplomats Fraternity, Inc; and also honored to hold the distinction of membership in Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Tim is honored to have the faithful support of his five children: Tre' (7/96), Alexus (7/97), Christian (5/99) and Twins Aubrey & Bella (3/15).
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