Former Atlanta Falcon and Sports Author Tim Green will be speaking to 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in the George E. Scott Coliseum at Italy High School Thursday, May 30, about the importance of education, reading, and good character.
Former star defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons and New York Times bestselling author, Tim has written books for adults and young people, including the series Football Genius and Baseball Great. These series have been inspired by his experience coaching his sons’ football and baseball teams in their hometown of Skaneateles, New York.
As a boy, Tim had two dreams: playing in the NFL and becoming a best-selling author. Both of those dreams have come true. After studying writing at Syracuse University where he was an All American football player, Tim was drafted in the first round of the NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons where he was a top defensive player for eight years.
While Tim played in the NFL, he also studied law and began his writing career. By the time he retired from football in 1994, Tim had already published his first book and become a lawyer. In addition to those two jobs, he began working as a television broadcaster for FOX NFL Sunday and other shows like Battlebots, Good Morning America, Court TV, A Current Affair, and most recently, Find My Family.
Tim has visited over 600 schools and spoken to more than 250,000 students across the United States about the importance of education and character in addition to the joys and benefits of reading!