“Sometimes, the measure of a man is not what he accomplishes, but what he overcomes.”
–Scott Stankavage, author of The QB Mentor
and former quarterback for the Denver Broncos and University of North Carolina
DURHAM, N.C. –TCT’s new sports program, “Beyond the Goal,” will feature former professional and college quarterback and author Scott Stankavage for three weeks of programming concluding with shows airing July 2-3.
Stankavage was a record-setting University of North Carolina quarterback who later played for the Denver Broncos. But it’s his personal story off the field that caught the attention of TCT’s show host, former sportscaster Mike Gottfried.
Stankavage is the author of a recently released book, The QB Mentor, that tells the story of helping his son, a current quarterback at Vanderbilt University, overcome great heartbreak and fear when he tore his ACL in his junior year of high school, potentially ending his college playing options.
As a dad, Stankavage knew he needed to view this crushing setback in the light of God’s plan for his son’s life – and his own. And he knew God led him to reconnect with a former Broncos teammate and two-time national college coach of the year, Steve Wilson, to mentor his son.
But it was while the three men were meeting regularly to help rehabilitate Scott’s son – body, mind and spirit – that Scott received the diagnosis of an aggressive and incurable form of leukemia, a disease he still battles. And then he discovered the mentoring had an even greater purpose as he faced a bigger battle off the field than he had ever faced on it.
TCT’s “Beyond the Goal” airs Saturdays and Sundays. Check local listings for a broadcast in your area.
MORE ABOUT THE BOOK:
The QB Mentor: Words of Wisdom from an NFL Veteran for an Injured Quarterback that Can Improve Your Life and Career [ISBN: 978-1-942557-10-4, Clovercroft Publishing] was described as “Madden meets Tuesdays with Morrie” by Anthony Dilweg, a former quarterback for the Green Bay Packers and Duke University.
With stories of legends Bill Walsh, Roger Staubach and John Elway woven into the narrative as Shawn’s journey unfolds, football fans will also love the intro section from former NFL coach Dan Reeves (Denver Broncos, New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons), and the foreword from Pep Hamilton, newly-named assistant head coach/offense and quarterback coach for the Cleveland Browns, former quarterback coach for Stanford University and the Indianapolis Colts.
The book is available in select book stores as well as online sites including Amazon, and on the website, www.qbmentorbook.com.
Stankavage retired from the NFL after three seasons with the Denver Broncos that followed his notable career as a record-setting quarterback for the University of North Carolina and, prior to that, as an All-American high school player in Pennsylvania. Post-football, he enjoyed a 30-year career in commercial real estate in the Raleigh-Durham, N.C. area where he resides. He remains active in the community, where he founded the Turning Point Adolescent Center, serves on the board of the local Pop Warner youth football organization, and is engaged in several men’s ministries.
He has been nominated as a candidate for Man of the Year by the Raleigh-Durham chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Scott and Coach Wilson were teammates on the Broncos during Wilson’s 10 year-NFL career that included starting in two Super Bowls. Wilson then went on to even more success as an outstanding college coach, most notably at Howard University, in Washington, D.C.
The wisdom from Coach Wilson, told through tales of other quarterbacks’ challenges, his minister grandfather’s spiritual lessons, and sometimes tough personal experience, opened the eyes of both Scott and his son.
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