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Leadership is helping someone get to a place where they can't get to on their own.

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The 2023 Phil Simms NJ North-South All-Star Football Classic presents:

RWJ Barnabas Health Leaders for Life

itinerary and luncheon, sponsored by the NJEA

Sunday, June 11, 2023 

Keynote Speaker:
Super Bowl Champion Jason McCourty

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  • High school: Saint Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey)

  • College: Started 3 years at cornerback for Rutgers. Ended his college career with 148 tackles, 2 interceptions, 20 pass breakups and finished second in the Big East in kickoff returns as a senior.

  • NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 6 / Pick: 203 by the Titans. In a rare feat,  Jason went from playing for an 0-16 team one year (the 2017 Browns) to winning a Super Bowl the following season (LIII with the 2018 Patriots).

  • NFL career stats:  173 games played, 704 total tackles, 1.0 sacks, 108 pass deflections, 18 interceptions, 1 touchdown, 9 forced fumbles, 21.5 yd average kickoff return

  • In 2022, Jason was hired by the NFL Network to serve as an analyst on Good Morning Football.

Sunday, June 11th Agenda

  • 10:00am - Students arrive at Kean University, Harwood Arena parking lot
    • Check-in: distribution of gear/gifts, snacks & drinks provided by Gatorade in Harwood Arena Bay C
  • 10:15am - Introduction by Coaches Trimmer & Thompson

  • 10:25am breakout speaker sessions

    • Puchie Irving Hill with students (Bay C of arena)

    • Coaches Trimmer & Thompson with parents (Bay A)

  • 11:00am - multi-positional football camp led by Kean coaches & players at Kean Stadium

  • 12:30pm - conclusion of football camp & restroom break


  • 01:00pm - Leaders for Life luncheon, sponsored by NJEA, with North/South all-star players, coaches, and L4L participants, Harwood Arena Bay A & B

  • 02:00pm - Leaders for Life keynote speaker: former NFLer Jason McCourty

    • Other guests in attendance: Rutgers / Kean players, Giants / Jets representatives

  • 02:45pm - photo op with Honorary Head Coaches and guests in Harwood Arena Bay C

  • 03:15pm - Two 20-minute presentations – Harwood Arena Bay C 

    • Speakers:  Lonnie Allgood, Dreams for Kids, and Vinny Curry 

  • 04:00pm - Kean University campus tour – multiple groups led by Kean personnel 

  • 05:00pm - Sandwiches / water / Gatorade in Harwood Arena Bay C

  • 05:30pm - Admittance into Kean Stadium (escorted by Game Committee to stands)

  • 06:00pm - the 2023 Phil Simms NJ N/S All-Star Football Classic kicks off!

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