Former New York Giants Player Leonard Marshall to Speak at FDU
MADISON, N.J. (November 2, 2011) – Former NFL defensive lineman, Leonard Marshall, will discuss his book, “When the Cheering Stops,” at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham on November 9, 2011, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Marshall’s presentation will be held in Lenfell Hall and a question-and-answer period will follow his lecture.
Marshall played twelve seasons in the NFL and won two Super Bowls rings with the New York Giants before retiring in 1996. He was a starter on the New York Giants teams that won Super Bowls XXI and XXV. He is a noted philanthropist who has received several awards in recognition of his charitable work and is currently a professor of sports management at Seton Hall University. Marshall also runs an instructional camp for youth football players in south Florida, which offers scholarships annually to 50 underprivileged youths.
Marshall’s book “When the Cheering Stops” describes one of the most memorable and unforgettable championship games in NFL football history: the 1991 game between the New York Giants and the Buffalo Bills. Marshall discusses how heavily favored the Bills were to win Superbowl XXV and how the unimpeachable game plan of Giants coaches Bill Belichick and Bill Parcells led the Giants to capture the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Copies of “When the Cheering Stops” will be available for purchase at the event.
Marshall’s presentation is sponsored by FDU’s Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program, the Diversity Council, Student Government Association, and the Office of Campus Life. The EOF is a university-and-state-sponsored program created in 1969 to ensure meaningful access to higher education for economically and educationally disadvantaged students.
The public is invited to attend this lecture and admission is free. For more information, call David Jones at (973) 443-8566. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham is located at 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, N.J. 07940.