Behind the Facemask Series

In this series I take a look at the human interest side of football. Every week I will interview a new person to find out their stories, where they come from, where they are going, and how football has played a part in their development. I want to know what challenges they have faced and how they have overcome them. These stories will be diverse as I will attempt to talk to people of all genders, ages, and skill levels. It is easy to focus on the player on the field when they have a helmet on as a vague entity. It is time to go behind the facemask.


10/12: Suleiman Abulitsa, Kenya’s Football Pioneer

10/21: Theodore Lisoski, The Definition of Resiliency

10/25: Jermaine Wright, When Sacrifice Leads to Opportunity

 10/31: Mike Carr Proves Size of Character

11/4: Never Underestimate Fouzia Madhouni and the Heart of a Champion

11/8: Saquan Hicks Practices at Full Speed and Plays Faster

11/16: Tez The Great Leading By Faith

11/22: Birgit Schwenk, the Shadow that Found Her Confidence

11/28: Missy Bedwell Defines Perseverance

12/5: Torey Graham, Mister Comeback

12/17: Behind the Facemask: George DeGiovanni, Second Chance at Greatness