Matt Birk Named Guest Speaker at CTE Computer Event at Arkansas Northeastern

PARAGOULD, AR — Former NFL All-Pro center and current Director of Football Development for the NFL, Matt Birk, was the guest speaker Friday, April 10, at the CTE Completer Event “Graduating To College And Career” Arkansas Northeastern College in partnership with Crowley’s Ridge Educational Service Cooperative. About 500 high school seniors from around northeast Arkansas participated in the seminar. Source:

Photo shows Matt Birk speaking with Fox Sports/

Photo shows Matt Birk speaking with Fox Sports/

The six-time Super Bowl Champ told the students that the choices they make in life matter and that decisions have consequences — both in the classroom and in their social lives. Birk said that his life has been full of struggles followed by accomplishment and no successful person has always been successful. It’s through failure that successful people learn to achieve.

“I love football and I love the NFL,” said Birk. “Not just the game but what it can do for people and for communities. Being able to serve as Director of Football Development, being able to work with people and develop the people of the game and help nurture the pipeline at all levels. It’s all the way from the youth, high school, college, pro. I get to talk about football all day with football people and that’s a pretty good deal. It’s two of my favorite things.”

Watch Matt Birk speaking with Fox News about his retirement June 2014

Birk is a former NFL All-Pro center and six-time Super Bowl champion. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round of the 1998 NFL Draft, and later played for the Baltimore Ravens. He established the HIKE Foundation in 2002, which seeks to “impact the lives of at-risk children by providing interactive programs and resources needed to guide a child through the key educational transitions between elementary, middle, high school and college. “The foundation launched “Ready, Set, Read!” in select Baltimore area public schools in the fall of 2010. The program works with about 100,000 Baltimore students on improving their reading skills through an incentive-based system. In 2011 Birk received the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for his commitment to improving literacy among at-risk youth.

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