28) John Wooten

John Wooten, chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, has done a great deal for racial diversity in the NFL.

I also heard from a future Hall of Famer in the contributor category, John Wooten. After a solid career blocking for Jim Brown in the Cleveland Browns dynasty, Wooten was the chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance. The Alliance pushes for the hiring of minority candidates for head coach and front office vacancies in the NFL, and is named for Fritz Pollard, the first African-American coach in the NFL.

I wished Mr. Wooten a Happy Birthday, along with the prayer request. Mr. Wooten not only obliged, as he stated in the note, but he also sent me a Catholic pendant, something that, coming from a Catholic family, I was extremely honored to receive. I thank Mr. Wooten very much for his generous response!


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I am a stage 2 squamous cell cancer survivor who did a project to not just celebrate my victory, but celebrate the 100th anniversary of the NFL and the many greats who built that great institution called Gratitude to Greats. This is where I chronicle my responses from where I sent NFL greats my letters and emails...

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