A Leader On & Off the Field

This evening I had the opportunity to attend a Cincinnati Hispanic Chamber Networking event and had the great honor of meeting Anthony Munoz. As the third player selected in the 1980 NFL draft, Anothony Munoz was an 11-time consecutive All-Pro lineman for the Cincinnati Bengals. Anthony Munoz is also one of two Hispanic Americans in the Football Hall of Fame. While his leadership on the field and career achievements receive a lot of attention, Anthony Munoz is also a leader off the field. He serves as the president of the Anthony Munoz Foundation. His foundation aims to educate, promote, recognize and reward youth in the Cincinnati area that excel in all phases of life. No matter what adversity youth may face, the foundation’s programs teach young people that they can overcome many of their respective obstacles. I had the chance to speak with him at length during the event. In all honesty, his formidable physical presence was only overshadowed by his modesty and passion for his foundation and support of the community. He is truly a leader on and off the field.