News Releases 2009

Former NFL Player Rich Garza to Speak at LETU Monday, Sept. 29

Thu, Sep 24 2009

Former NFL offensive lineman Rich Garza will be LeTourneau University’s featured chapel speaker from 10:50 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, in the S.E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center on the university’s main campus, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave. The event is free and open to the public. 
Garza was captain of Temple University’s football team during his senior year. He then played for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Denver Broncos in the NFL. After the NFL, he started 56 consecutive games in the USFL with the Philadelphia Stars and San Antonio Gunslingers. Garza has spoken all over the country for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes about making good choices, and he also has been a platform speaker for Bill Glass’ ministry Champions for Life. He is currently co-chaplain for the San Antonio Spurs basketball team.
LETU Chaplain Harold Carl described Garza as an encouraging motivational speaker. “I believe he will really connect with our students and sports teams,” Carl said. Garza will also speak to student-athletes in a more informal setting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the Steudler Lounge.