2012 Fiesta de Golf Scholarship Challenge - Special Guests
Featuring Pro Football Hall of Famer Anthony Muñoz, Four-time NFL Pro Bowl Selection Ken Harvey, Super Bowl Champion Antwaan Randle El, and Senior PGA Champion Mike "Radar" Reid
Anthony Muñoz is one of Cincinnati’s true sports icons. Considered by many as the greatest offensive lineman in NFL history, Muñoz has a record of excellence that is unrivaled in professional football. An 11-time NFL Pro Bowl selection, Muñoz is the only Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee in Cincinnati Bengals history. Since retiring, Muñoz and his family have remained in Cincinnati, where Muñoz has served as one of the community’s most accessible and involved advocates.
A California native, Muñoz excelled in football, basketball, and baseball at Chaffey High School. He received a football scholarship to the University of Southern California, where he led the Trojans to the 1978 National Championship. Throughout his career at USC, he earned All-American and All-Conference awards.
Muñoz was selected by the Bengals as the third overall pick in the 1980 NFL draft, and instantly became one of the league’s premier lineman. He led the team to two Super Bowls, three AFC Central Division titles, and two AFC Championships. He was named the NFL Offensive Lineman of the Year in 1981, 1987, and 1988 and the NFL Players Association Lineman of the Year in 1981, 1985, 1988, and 1989. From 1981 to 1991, he was selected to play in 11 consecutive Pro Bowl games and was a member of the NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team.
In addition to his accomplishments while playing for the Bengals, Muñoz was also recognized off the field—for his tireless community involvement. He was the recipient of the Athletes in Action Bart Starr Award for Leadership in 1990, and was named the Cincinnati Bengals Man of the Year Award for five consecutive years. In 1991, he was honored as the NFL Man of the Year.
Following his retirement, Muñoz received the ultimate honor for an athlete. He was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, making him the first Hispanic player ever inducted as well as the first Cincinnati Bengals player to be enshrined.
In 2002, Muñoz established the Anthony Muñoz Foundation, a nonprofit organization that engages the tri-state region to impact area youth mentally, physically, and spiritually. Since its inception, the foundation has impacted thousands of children and raised more than $5,000,000 for foundation programs and select charities. Not only does Muñoz dedicate time to his foundation and his own community, but he also spends countless hours reaching out to other communities. He has spoken to military units all over our country and participated in several military events. He has assisted in two football camps in Guadalajara, Mexico, and has been a translator/medical assistant to Mexico with Christian Hands in Action. This is his second appearance at CHCI’s Fiesta de Golf Scholarship Challenge and CHCI is proud to have him back as a special celebrity guest.
Ken Harvey is a former linebacker for the Washington Redskins. He began his professional career as an outside linebacker for the Phoenix Cardinals, selected from the University of California, Berkeley, in the first round of the 1988 draft. He then joined the Washington Redskins in 1994, where he was a four-time Pro Bowl selection from 1994 to 1997. During his career, he appeared in 164 games, lead the NFC in sacks in 1994 (tied with Minnesota’s John Randle with 13.5), and finished his career in 1998 with 89 sacks recorded.
As part of the Washington Redskins’ 70th anniversary in 2002, an all-star sports panel named Ken Harvey as one of the 70 greatest Redskins. With that honor, Harvey joins a prestigious group of Redskins players and coaches recognized for their significant contributions to the franchise.
Since his retirement, Harvey has remained active in the Washington, D.C. community. He began working with The Washington Post and hosted “Word on the Street with Ken Harvey,” a video column where Harvey interviewed Redskins fans after games. In 2011, he began writing a weekly sports column for the Joint Base Journal. He serves as the President of the Washington Redskins Alumni Association and is a member of the Washington Redskins Leadership Council Honorary Committee.
CHCI is thrilled to have this beloved Redskins player join this year’s Fiesta de Golf.
Antwaan Randle El was selected in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was originally slated to play quarterback, which was his primary position during a stellar college career. However, the Steelers moved him to the wide receiver position where Randle El enjoyed success as one of the NFL’s top kickoff and punt returners. One of the crowning achievements of his career came during Super Bowl XL when he completed a game-clinching 43-yard double reverse touchdown pass to fellow Wide Receiver Hines Ward. He was the third non-quarterback and the first (and so far, only) receiver to throw a touchdown pass in the Super Bowl. He joined the Redskins in 2006 as one of the most sought-after free agents that year.
After a three-year stint in Washington, Randle EL returned to Pittsburgh for his final season which ended with another Super Bowl appearance (Super Bowl XLV). These days, Antwaan heads up The EL Foundation– a foundation that supports underserved children and their families across the country.
Professional golfer Mike Reid is nicknamed "Radar" for his outstanding driving accuracy. Born in Bainbridge, Maryland, Reid began golfing after his father introduced him to the game at age five. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1976, the same year he turned professional. Reid won his first PGA Tour title at the 1987 Seiko Tucson Open. The following year, he won the prestigious NEC World Series of Golf. He became eligible to play the Champions Tour in 2004, and in 2005, he claimed his first senior title at the Senior PGA Championship. He won on the Champions Tour again in 2009, joining a distinguished list of players whose first two wins on the Champions Tour were in major championships.
This is Reid's second appearance at CHCI’s Fiesta de Golf Scholarship Challenge and CHCI is proud to have him back as a special celebrity guest.
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