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June 9, 2017

Lee Hanson, Tony Collins, Kordell Stewart, Van Earl Wright, & Will Kollmeyer

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On this edition of Thursday Night Tailgate our guests are: the Founder & Inventor of Guardian Caps, Lee Hanson; former Patriots Pro Bowl RB Tony Collins; former Steelers Pro Bowl QB Kordell Stewart; Turner Sports Broadcaster Van Earl Wright; SEC Network Broadcaster Will Kollmeyer.

Lee Hanson - Lee's product, Guardian Caps, is a protective cover that fits on top of football helmets that reduces the force of helmet to helmet contact. They recently won the NFL Head Tech Challenge and a grant from the NFL to help advance the product. Hear Lee talking about all of that and exactly how Guardian Caps can damatically reduce head trauma in the game of football.

Tony Collins - Tony talked about when he knew his playing career was over plus he shared memories of playing for Raymond Berry and his experience being a part of Super Bowl 20.

Kordell Stewart - Kordell shared stories from his first ever start at the University of Colorado, the feeling he had when his hail mary pass to Michael Westbrook beat Michigan, becoming Slash in Pittsburgh and what it was like going up against guys like Greg Lloyd every day at practice in Pittsburgh.

Van Earl Wright - Van Earl shared his insights on his alma mater, the University of South Carolina. We talked about last football season and what to expect from them this season plus the excitement around their men's basketball team that made it to the Final Four and the women's team winning the National Championship. He also shared his memories of our next guest Will Kollmeyer when the 2 met as interns at CNN Sports back in the early 1980s.

Will Kollmeyer - Will shared his memories of working with Van Earl Wright plus one of his mentors Craig Sager. He also shared his thoughts on being inducted into the Northeast Mississippis Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame and being the new Director of Athletics at Blue Mountain College.

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