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Villago Middle School News / Archived News
Shortly after the release of Sony's Film "When The Game Stands Tall" real Life featured Cameron Colvin Stopped by Villago Middle School of Casa Grande, Arizona--to lend a few words of inspiration and encouragement to students. Special Thanks to the Staff and Administration of Villago Middle School!!
Oregon's Colvin pursues NFL dream despite tragedies
APRIL 22, 2008 JEFFRI CHADIHA
Cameron Colvin felt and heard the gruesome crack in his right ankle in October 2007 and immediately knew his college career had ended.
He didn't need to see Oregon head coach Mike Bellotti wincing. He didn't need to hear the gasp of the Autzen Stadium crowd. Colvin knows pain too well. He lost both parents before he was old enough to drive. His best friend was murdered before they entered college. He and misfortune need no introduction.
So Colvin choked back tears as a team doctor inspected his broken ankle on the Ducks' sideline during that 53-7 win over Washington State. He peered into the stands once more to find his family before a cart rolled him into the empty Oregon locker room. And when his teammates returned following the game, they hovered around him without saying a word. His relatives wept nearby as Colvin sat quietly at his stall. READ MORE
The Coach Behind The Longest Winning Streak In Sports History Shows How To Build A Champion Business Team
AUGUST 19, 2014 CARMINE GALLO
The story of Coach Lad and the Concord, California, De La Salle Spartans is one of the greatest leadership stories ever told because it gets to the heart of building a winning team in sports and in business. Here are three valuable team-building lessons based on the longest winning streak in sports history.
Former Spartan Cam Colvin had lost both of his parents by his junior season. He went on to play for The University of Oregon and the 49ers before being sidelined with injuries. Today he’s a successful real estate developer who recalls the impact of commitment cards. "It was an amazing bonding opportunity. For example, I'd commit to you that I would catch 100 balls after practice, 5 game-day catches, 2 touchdowns, and no missed blocks. It was our way of setting goals for the week and to getting them done. It made us closer. We policed ourselves." READ FULL ARTICLE
AUGUST 7, 2014 STEPHANIE HAMMON
Cameron Colvin isn’t nervous about moviegoers learning tragic details of his personal life. The former De La Salle football star just wants his tale of perseverance to inspire others.
A key player in the final victories of the Spartans’ national-record 151-game winning streak, Colvin’s story of losing the people closest to him and how the football team helped him cope will be shared in the upcoming film “When the Game Stands Tall.” He’ll be portrayed by actor Ser’Darius Blain.
Colvin lost his mother as a high school sophomore. His father passed away when he was a 6-year-old growing up in Pittsburg. Then his best friend, teammate Terrance Kelly, was shot and killed just days before the pair was set to leave for college at Oregon.
But Colvin, now 28 and the CEO of his own real estate development company, never let his life get off course. READ MORE
From Oregon to Owning His Own Business: Cameron Colvin Continues To Stand Tall
FEBRUARY 6TH, 2015 CHUCK COX
Cameron Colvin knows plenty about standing tall. Before his 19th birthday, Colvin lost both of his parents and his best friend, Terrance Kelly, who was murdered two days before he was set to head to the University of Oregon with Colvin to play football for the Ducks.
“As you get older, you see those things were there to prepare you for life,” Colvin said. “I was really fortunate to have a strong foundation of family growing up. It really helped me get through those things and keep me on the right path. It’s so easy for a young man or young woman to go either way when things aren’t right.”
And even though a career in professional football wasn’t in the cards for Colvin, his perseverance, toughness and unyielding optimism have helped him become a successful entrepreneur. He started a marketing and advertising firm called CamColvin, Inc., in 2009. Three years ago, he added a subsidiary, Rise Above Enterprises, which focuses on real estate development and funding ventures for other businesses. READ MORE
Former De La Salle star Cameron Colvin pleased that movie is telling his story
AUGUST 15, 2014BAY AREA NEWS GROUP
Cameron Colvin isn’t nervous about moviegoers learning tragic details of his personal life. The former De La Salle football star just wants his tale of perseverance to inspire others. A key player in the final victories of the Spartans’ national-record 151-game winning streak, Colvin’s story of losing the people closest to him and how the football team helped him cope will be shared in the upcoming film “When the Game Stands Tall.” He’ll be portrayed by actor Ser’Darius Blain.
Colvin lost his mother as a high school sophomore. His father passed away when he was a 6-year-old growing up in Pittsburg. Then his best friend, teammate Terrance Kelly, was shot and killed just days before the pair was set to leave for college at Oregon. READ MORE
Colvin Is Full Steam Ahead
SEPTEMBER 10, 2011 DON SMALLEY
No one said the track to the NFL was an easy one. Cameron Colvin has been on that track and it has been full of twists and turns. But the 2007 Oregon graduate hasn’t given up on his dream, and maybe it’s proper he currently plays for the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League.
Colvin has been dealing with twists and turns all his life. He didn’t have the “normal” childhood. Far from it. Colvin’s father passed away of pneumonia and a heart attack at the age of 39 when Colvin was just six year old. If that wasn’t enough, his mom died of congestive heart failure when Colvin was just 15 years old, leaving he and his sister to live with their godmother.
“I think dealing with all of that made me strong,” Colvin said. “My mother taught me a lot in those 15 years. It made me understand life and how to deal with adversity.” All the while, Colvin was making a name for himself as a wide receiver at De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif. He always had he dream of playing in the NFL, but a suffered a broken ankle in the sixth game of his senior year at Oregon. READ MORE