Quarterbacks of Life® are everyday people. These are real-life role models that have overcome obstacles in their lives, and they have triumphed. In the face of great challenges, they did not give up. They have beaten the odds.
The Quarterbacks of Life® at Beating the Odds Foundation believe that attitude and dreams are everything. By adopting a "never give up" attitude, anyone can persevere and realize their dreams.
George H. W. Bush
41st President and Supporter of "A Celebration of Freedom"
James Earl Jones
Professional Actor and Symbol of Freedom Program Host
Pittsburgh Steelers Football Player (4 Super Bowl Titles) and Co-Chairman of Beating the Odds Foundation
Vietnam War Hero and Chairman of Quarterbacks of Life Team
Olympic Gold Medalist
Beating the Odds Foundation CEO, Founder, and Motivational Speaker
Former Penn State Football Player
Former Penn State Football Player, Former New England Patriots Football Player (2004 Super Bowl Winners)
Que Creek Miners
Miners who survived 77 hours trapped inside a flooded Pennsylvania Coal Mine
Author and Former Flight Attendant
Former Cincinnati Bengals Football Player
Competitive Surfer and Shark Attack Survivor, Co-Chairwoman of Beating the Odds Foundation
The Late Curt Brinkman
Blind Mountain Climber
Recording Artist and Former NBA Star
Actor and Former NFL Player
Roberto Clemente, Jr.
Son of the Great Roberto Clemente
Pilot for Southwest Airlines
President Emeritus of Southwest Airlines
Professional Womens' Football Team
Country Music Star
All Veteran Parachute Team
SFC Elisa Tennyson
U.S. Army Golden Knight
Penn State's Former Blue Sapphire
2000 Olympic Gold Medalist