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Former All-Pro Wide Receiver on Leadership and Determination

An Interview with Tim Brown
 Former All-Pro Wide Receiver on Leadership and Determination

Today's interview is with one of the best wide receivers in NFL history and a former Heisman Trophy winner. Tim Brown played 16 seasons with the Oakland Raiders and is now a television football analyst. Tim also spends time working with several charitable causes. Tim is the author of The Making of a Man: How Men and Boys Honor God and Live with Integrity. Today, we talk with Tim about influence, temptation, and hard work.

1) You talk candidly in this book about the complicated relationship you had with your father. How did this affect your choices as a young man?

Strangely enough, I believe the fractured relationship with my dad caused me to make better decisions, because I was always looking for a way to get him back on my side. If he said I was hanging out with the wrong people and was going to go to jail, I made sure I was only hanging out with decent guys, if he said I was going to do bad in class, I worked harder to prove to him I could do it. Every negative remark I got ...

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