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E25: Maurice Clarett


Maurice Clarett has traveled throughout the nation speaking to universities, businesses, non-profits, faith based organizations and high schools. His life experiences has led him to be one of the most sought after speakers.

Maurice continued his success at Ohio Sate becoming the first freshman running back to start, being named Big Ten freshman of the year, and setting the freshman rushing and touchdown season record. He was also instrumental in helping Ohio State clinch the National Championship in 2002 with two pivotal plays “the strip” and scoring the go ahead touchdown. This was Maurice’s only season at Ohio State due to a series of events that took place in his life (These events can be seen in the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary “Youngstown Boys”).

After much success on the field Maurice had trouble finding that same level of success off of the field and found himself serving a 7 1/2 year prison sentence. It was there that Maurice began to take that work ethic and discipline that brought him so much success as a football player and began to focus it on himself as a person. He began to educate himself through college courses, and reading books that interested him on topics such as the economy, finances, and business. His growth became evident to those around him as he would share what he had learned and began motivating those around him. It was this type of leadership that permitted him to be released 4 years early.

Upon being released Maurice went right to work in developing what he has envisioned. He wanted to create a platform that would allow him to connect, educate, and empower people in their life and/or profession. Maurice soon found himself connecting with the nations top business executives with the most notable being Warren Buffet.

His ability to connect with his audience in a practical way leaves those who hear his words feeling inspired. Maurice believes that when you compound positive reinforcements in your life, over time, you begin to receive the benefits from them.

Follow Maurice on Twitter @ReeseClarett13
and visit his website at

E24: Sal Vulcano

A.J. Hawk talks with Sal Vulcano of the comedy troupe known as The Tenderloins who are the creators, executive producers, writers, and stars of Impractical Jokers on truTV.

Follow Sal on Twitter @SalVulcano
He is also Co-host of the “What Say You?” Podcast at


E23: Dave Dameshek

A.J. Hawk sits down with Dave Dameshek who is currently a football analyst and writer for, appearing on NFL Fantasy Live and hosts the Dave Dameshek Football Podcast.

Follow Dave on Twitter @Dameshek and read his blog/listen to his podcast at


E22: Billy Corben

A.J Hawk speaks with the brilliant film director Billy Corben. Billy is co-founder of the Miami-based studio, Rakontur. He has created films such as Cocaine Cowboys and ESPN’s 30 for 30 The U and The U Part 2. His most recent film Dawg Fight is now available online as well at

Follow Billy on Twitter @BillyCorben or visit his studio at

You can purchase Dawg-Fight at for just $5


E21: Lewis Howes

A.J. Hawk talks with Lewis Howes an American Author, Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Former Pro Athlete & 2 sport All-American. He also hosts The School of Greatness, which is a talk show distributed as a podcast.

Follow Lewis on Twitter @LewisHowes or visit his website at to hear his podcast.


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