About the Campaign
Over the past five years, the Big 12 Champions for Life campaign has featured the life-changing stories of over 300 student-athletes and university alumni. The young women and men given the opportunity to earn a scholarship and compete in their chosen sport embody the defining characteristics of a champion: leadership, perseverance, community service, and discipline. These leaders have used their platforms and voices to stand up for what they believe in, inspiring their teammates and communities – and creating change. The stories and updates from current and former student-athletes representing each of the conference’s ten universities will be shared throughout the 2020-21 academic year. Serving as a role model in their time while on campus and beyond graduation, each of the student-athletes selected in the campaign truly encapsulates what being a champion for life is all about.
The first person in his family to get a full scholarship to college, @CowboyFB alum @Gifted_CLacy used the opportunity to be an example of hard work to his younger siblings.
Lacy recently returned to his hometown after signing with @dallascowboys.
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“My goal is to create an establishment where I can mentor young men like me and teach them from my experiences and show them what the world has to offer.”
@WVUfootball's @RJXIII is using his time in Morgantown to educate while also challenging himself to learn more every day. https://t.co/0P2OHXhieo
"Without the lessons I learned as a student-athlete, I would not be the man I am today.”
@KStateFB special teams standout @stantonweber returned to the program as a GA in 2017 and is now a special teams quality control coach. #ChampionsForLife
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Brian “The Boz” Bosworth was a two-time consensus All-American for @OU_Football and a two-time Butkus Award recipient, playing linebacker for the Sooners from 1984 to 1986.
@GotBoz44 was named to the @NFFNetwork College Football Hall of Fame in 2015. #ChampionsForLife https://t.co/Uq9edUrRGf
. @TexasTechFB alum Le’Raven Clark was a three-time First Team All-Big 12 Conference selection and signed with the @Colts after being drafted in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He’s now in his fifth season with the team. #ChampionsForLife
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Canadian @Amandine_PL11 appeared in 92 games for @wvuwomenssoccer and helped the Mountaineers reach their first ever College Cup Final.
She was named Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year and now plays professionally for FC Metz. #ChampionsForLife
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. @TCUFootball QB @MaxDuggan_10 wants to use his time on campus to inspire others & learn all he can so that he leaves a better person.
He's using his platform to raise awareness surrounding racial discrimination & says he's constantly inspired by his teammates. #ChampionsForLife https://t.co/CsbsSVjF3J
. @410Keem was a standout for @CycloneFB, recording 60 receptions for 1,318 yards and nine touchdowns his junior season.
Though Butler remains a talent on the football field, he’s been actively using his platform to promote social justice awareness and equality. #ChampionsForLife https://t.co/wdFTrPxih2
After graduation, @CowboyFB alum @YBatoba went on a sports mission trip to Kenya that instilled within him a deeper value of service.
He's now working towards developing athletics in the Democratic Republic of Congo. #ChampionsForLife
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Congrats to @TexasFootball QB @sehlinger3 on being a finalist for 2020 #CampbellTrophy Presented by @MazdaUSA!
Will receive $18,000 postgrad scholarship as part of NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class; Trophy winner to be announced later this season
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“The greatest lesson is learning to use every platform, big or small, for a lasting purpose."
@OU_Volleyball alum Micaela Spann Randall is now working on completing her doctorate with a goal of becoming a certified occupational therapist.
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After graduation, @TexasVolleyball alum @catmccoy9 pursued a master's degree in sports management.
After moving back to Texas, she began working with the Dallas Mavericks as an inside sales representative and still plays the sport she loves.
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. @TexasTechFB alum @tsymmank spent 3.5 years in the NFL before buying an insurance agency, one of his proudest feats.
He mentors at local high schools for at-risk kids and works with the Special Olympics, Make-a-Wish, and more. #ChampionsForLife
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