Andre Tippett, the Newarker who made it to the NFL (Photos)

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For the past 11 years, Whittier has hosted the annual Mens Health Summit as a way to raise awareness among men in the community about the importance of fitness and overall well-being. The summit, which was free and open to the public, included health screenings, live entertainment, and an awards ceremony that acknowledged certain community members who have been committed to promoting healthier lifestyles. For more than 75 years, Whittier has been providing innovative, culturally competent healthcare services to patients regardless of their ability to pay, and all social services programs are free. For information, visit: http://www.wshc.org . Former New England Patriot linebacker Andre Tippett spoke at the annual Mens Health Summit on Saturday, June 30, hosted by Whittier Street Health Center. West Roxbury resident Frederica Williams is president and CEO of the organization. Tippetts speech encouraged men to be proactive in terms of their health by getting annual check-ups even when they feel healthy.

Honor for Andre Tippett

When the New England Patriots selected him in the 2nd round of the NFL Draft in 1982, Tippett fulfilled his biggest dream. He spent 12 years playing for the Patriots as a distinguished linebacker. In 1999, he was admitted into the New England Patriots Hall of Fame. His alma mater also recognized his talents: On September 7, 2007, Tippetts name was added to the University of Iowa Hall of Fame. In 2008, he was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for his great accomplishments as an athlete. Currently Tippett is the Patriots Executive Director of Community Affairs and a Pop Warner football coach. He continues to inspire others to follow in his footsteps.

Tippett Prepares Players For Future Careers

Thank you for the opportunity. To my second family, the New England Patriots, Dick Steinberg and the Sullivan family. Dick Steinberg is no longer here with us, but everybody knows that Dick had a great eye for talent and he was a beautiful person. To the Steinberg family, thank you. And to Pat Sullivan, thank you for everything that you did for me. Thank you. Raymond Berry, innovative player, same as a coach.

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No. 56, Andre Tippett, On The Tackle

“I`ll tell you who`s going to be a terrific player in this league,“ Shula said. “That Tippett they have. That kid is an outstanding young linebacker. He does so many things. “We were lucky in preparing for this game because we had (Charles) Bowser, who had the same number (56) and we had him lining up and running all around during practice doing the things Tippett does. You`ll hear more from that kid.“ By the end of 1984, quarterbacks from coast to coast had heard from Tippett 18 1/2 times, giving him the leading sack total by an NFL linebacker. Although he played for a team that failed to reach the playoffs, Tippett`s peers heard enough to vote him to the Pro Bowl for the first time. Yet not even that was enough for Andre Tippett.

Andre Tippett Taking New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week Award on the Road

A guy who’s been in the league for four-five years and has a resume that he worked for Coca-Cola, Reebok, American Express, it’s a very valuable experience.” Tippett said many players are extremely naive about personal finances. He said because players are paid over a 16-week period, they often fail to plan for the period of the year when checks are not coming in. Tippett also said many have unreal expectations abouthow much money they will make after their careers. “A lot are making $250,000, $400,000, a million dollars a year, and then it’s time to get out of the game,” Tippett said. “But tell a guy who’s making $200,000 or $300,000 he has to settle for a job making $40,000 or $50,000 year — which is a lot of money — a guy snubs his nose at it. That’s being unrealistic. You’ve got to show guys not everybody is making a million dollars.” Tippett, who owns a karate school, just missed the era of real free agency in the NFL. But he has no complaints.

Tippett: ‘This was my dream’

He also will film the visit for a weekly segment on Patriots All Access, which airs on WBZ-TV at 7 p.m. on Fridays throughout the football season. We thought it would be fun this year to take the weekly award on the road and actually visit the schools that will benefit from this program, he said. I look forward to the coaches being recognized by their team, their colleagues and others in the school community, and for all of those people to have a chance to be seen on Patriots All Access. Thats not all. At the conclusion of the season, one high school coach will be named the Patriots High School Coach of the Year. For that honor, the school will receive an additional $2,000 contribution toward their football program. The Patriots will be accepting nominations for the award for the first time in its history.

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