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Willie Whitehead Talks About Auburn And New Orleans

Willie Whitehead Jr. walked on at Auburn in 1990 and played for former Auburn Tigers head coaches Pat Dye and Terry Bowden. He played in the CFL and in 1999, became a member of the New Orleans Saints. He played for the Saints from 1999-2007 and had 24.5 career sacks.

NFL Football great Willie Whitehead Jr.’s amazing success has earned him national recognition as a leading defensive end. He is a native of Tuskegee, AL and a 1994 graduate of Auburn University where he earned a bachelors degree in communications. Willie played professional football in both Canada (CFL) and the United States (NFL). Most recently he maintained a starting position with the New Orleans Saints where he played for 8 consecutive seasons, he retired in 2007.

Known as a humanitarian and a businessman, Whiteheads’ scope of interest extends far beyond the football field. His vast appeal stems from his desire to be the best and a passionate work ethic, these characteristics earned him the NFL 2005 Ed Block Courage Award. Whitehead formed The Willie Whitehead Foundation to carry out the task of educating, empowering and motivating youth. He is committed to enhancing the lives of people, of all ages, worldwide through lessons in faith and perseverance, "The Whitehead Way". He enjoys speaking whenever the opportunity arises encouraging people to Live, Learn, Lead & Believe.

Willie wrote a book called:

Winning In The Halftime: Strategies To Win In Life

The book is available on his website:

To purchase the book click here:!repairs/cuy0

​Willie is available for motivational speaking engagements.

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​Willie is a positive role-model for younger athletes and has started a sports performance camp called:

Peak Performance Football Academy

The academy will cater to young athletes in teaching them the proper mental and physical techniques to succeed in their sport. The camp is located in Atlanta, Georgia and to learn more about the academy visit Willie's website-


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