Office of Multicultural Programs
Baker University Center
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“1st and Goal: Maurice Clarett to Speak for Dad’s Weekend”
(ATHENS, Ohio) Maurice Clarett former running back for the Ohio State Buckeyes football team and the professional Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League, entrepreneur, public speaker, and consultant will be speaking on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 6:00 thru 7:30 p.m. in Baker University Center Ballroom.
Clarett gained much of his success at Ohio State becoming the first freshman running back to start, being named Big Ten freshman of the year, and setting the freshman rushing and touchdown season record. Playing an instrumental role he helped Ohio State seize the National Championship in 2002. Following a series of unfortunate events this was Clarett’s first and last season playing for the Buckeyes.
He has been featured on ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary, “Youngstown Boys” and has traveled throughout the nation speaking to universities, business, non-profits, and high schools speaking about his life experiences.
Clarett was faced with a 7.5-year prison sentence, but with work ethic, discipline, and education he created a platform allowing him to educate, empower, and connect with people.
Clarett believes that when you compound positive reinforcements in your life, over time, you begin to receive the benefits from them.
There will be an official autograph signing in Bobcat Essentials store following the event. Russell Athletics will be offering 15 percent off all Russell items in the store. This event is free and open to the public.
1st and Goal is sponsored by the Epsilon Lambda Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., the Black Student Cultural Programming Board, Ohio University’s Association of Multicultural Sports Professionals, the Department of Sports Administration, and Russell Athletics.
The Office of Multicultural Programs focuses all its programs and activities on intercultural teaching and learning. It provides a place where members of the university community, representing a variety of backgrounds, can participate in programs and activities. All programming is designed to increase human understanding through the study and expression of culture.