"Caring for Kids & Caring for our Own"
Linden King, the current President of the NFL Alumni Association in Las Vegas, Nevada, was born June 28, 1955 in Memphis, Tennessee. King grew up in Berlin, Germany due to his father being an officer in the United States military. After witnessing the construction of the Berlin Wall, King was able to understand the brutality of communism and the importance of dedication to a country based on freedom and honor.
After relocating from Berlin to Colorado Springs, Colorado, King attended the United States Air Force Academy High School, and his father chose to end his career at the academy. During his time at the academy, King became a standout on the football team, being placed on both the All City and All State teams during his senior year. This led to attention from several college football programs around the United States, and King chose to accept a football scholarship to Colorado State University.
While attending Colorado State University, Linden chose to study Administrative Justice. During his freshman year, he earned the free safety position on the football team, which he retained for his college football career. By his graduation, King had earned two All Conference titles, two First Team All Conference DB awards, and accepted invitations to both the Glue Grey Classic and the Senior Bowl in 1977.
Shortly after, King was drafted to the San Diego Chargers in the third round, being the 77th player drafted that year. Two years into the league, he moved position from Safety to Outside Linebacker and enters the starting lineup in 1980. During this time with the Chargers, Linden was awarded Citizen of the Day in California alongside Kellen Winslow for the video “It’s Your Choice,” an honor handed down by Congresswoman Maxine Waters. This video focused on steering the youth of California away from gang membership and gang violence.
After collecting several awards during his time with the Chargers, he was taken by the Los Angeles Raiders in 1986 and became part of the starting lineup in 1987. After a thirteen year career in the NFL, Linden retired with the Raiders in 1990. After retirement, Linden focused on his family while his wife pursued a career as an ABC news correspondent, a role that Linden was honored to fulfill.
In 2002, King accepted a position as the Director of Lifestyle Operations for Dr. Dale Bredesen at the San Fransisco Anti-Aging Clinic, overseeing the physical aspects of the client base. In 2010, he began employment at The Clinic for Dr. Rob Huizenga, the resident doctor on the television show “The Biggest Loser.” While in this role, King oversaw the physical fitness concerns for clientele of the clinic.
In his role as President of the NFL Alumni Las Vegas, a designated 501c3 organization, King is committed to assisting those suffering a lifetime of neurological and physical injuries due to their prior football careers. King and the organization are also devoted to instilling dignity, character, and honesty into disadvantaged youth within communities throughout the country, a population that has been continually failed by adult role models and influences.
Morlon Greenwood was born in Kingston, Jamaica. At the age of 11, he came to the United States, where he found himself living in Freeport, on Long Island, New York. Being a Jamaican, his first love was soccer. However, he found himself with an active interest in many sports such as, wrestling, football and track and field. It was in his freshman year of high school that the gym teacher and assistant wrestling coach, Russ Cellan, tapped into Greenwood’s natural talent for wrestling. During Greenwood’s sophomore year, he took 4th place in the Nassau County Wrestling Championship. Cellan, who was also the football coach, persuaded Greenwood to give football a shot; a decision that would prove to be significant. At the end of his junior year at Freeport High School, Greenwood was awarded a full football scholarship to Syracuse University. Not one to forgo his love of multiple sports, he continued to participate in both wrestling and track and field throughout his junior and senior years, making him the proverbial, “triple threat.” His abilities were proven when he became the first ever state champion; a first for his coach Terry Haise, in his 26-year career at Freeport High School. Greenwood’s athletic successes didn’t end there.
After starting in 48 consecutive games at Syracuse University, Greenwood was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 2001 as a 3rd round pick. His professional career as an NFL linebacker covered a span of eight years (playing four years for the Miami Dolphins and then four more for the Houston Texans as a starter.)
During 2009, he became a free agent and waited (like many other professional athletes) to be selected by an NFL team. Not one to sit idly by awaiting opportunity to present itself, the NFL veteran decided to expound upon his love of music which he had developed from the age of 14. Greenwood took-on the stage name “Ultimate” later that year and recorded “Take Me There” which created a buzz on rhythmic radio. “Take Me There” was followed by “It’s My Birthday” which soon became the #1 song added to rhythmic radio which featured independent artists. In 2010, Greenwood continued his professional football career by signing with the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League (UFL) where he played for three years. Greenwood’s universal athleticism was not confined to football during those years. During the off-season, Greenwood cross-trained with boxing, and once again determined to become the best. It only took a few months of training with Dwight Pratchett before Greenwood turned professional. Greenwood currently holds a record of 3-0 with 3 KO’s, two of which came in the first round. With the same determination, Greenwood endeavored to “give back to the community” by reaching-out to at-risk and underprivileged youth so as to share with them the opportunities and keys to success in life which reside in each and every individual regardless of personal circumstance(s). This passion lead to the formation of the Morlon Greenwood Foundation, Inc. which is a recognized 501 (c) 3 not for profit organization. The Morlon Greenwood Foundation’s mission is, “Raise-up youth to become successful socially responsible citizens through mentorship imparted to encourage the realization of their full potential while respecting diversity within the community”. “Believe it and you WILL achieve it” serves as a reinforcing motto for the Foundation. Greenwood sums it up best in saying, “To be a success, you must keep in mind that it’s not where you start but where you finish and a plan to start fast and finish strong is essential to reaching one’s goals in life.” Through the Foundation’s vast network of like-minded organizations along with financial support from the local and National community, The Morlon Greenwood Foundation, Inc. has been able to reach over 2,000 youth during just the past 4 years and that number is growing evermore day-by-day. Therefore serving as the Vice Present of the NFL Alumni Las Vegas Chapter was a "no brainer”.
The Membership Director must be an active NFL Alumni Member in good standing. The Membership Director is responsible for carrying out the NFL Alumni’s strategy for recruiting andretaining Player Members. The National Office will provide each Chapter with collateral to aid the recruiting activities of the Chapters.
The Treasurer must be an active NFL Alumni Member in good standing, as well as possess a background in accounting or financial management. The Treasurer must handle Chapter finances in accordance with the established accounting procedures as they pertain to the National Banking System, and is responsible for following the rules of conduct for a nonprofit and tax-exempt organization. Most Chapter-related accounting functions will be done by the National Office withdirection from the Chapter’s President and Treasurer.
The Secretary must be an active NFL Alumni Member in good standing. The Secretary must keep records of Chapter meetings and activities, as well as maintain Chapter files and correspondence. The Secretary should attend all Chapter meetings and functions, and maintain notes on the proceedings.