Grew up in East Texas and Ron Morris (former Chicago Bear WR) and his brother Bam Morris (Pittsburgh Steeler RB) are from nearby so I know them. NFL Hall of Famer Forrest Gregg, and other NFL players Damione Lewis, Tyreo Harrison, Caleb Miller, Keenan Clayton are all from my High School and I have met them all. Not bad for a little town of 14,000. In high school, I played footbal against Jaime Foxx (Eric Bishop).
Through the years around Texas and as a sports reporter, I have met tons of players some are: Drew Pearson, Randy White, Billie Joe Dupree, Troy Aikman, Daryl Johnston, Charles Haley, Jay Novacek, Jason Sehorn (and his actress wife Angie Harmon), Drew Bledsoe, Buddy Bell, Danny Darwin. Keith Moreland. I have met alot of college basketball and football coaches, the most famous is Bobby Knight.