2021 Sports Commencement Speakers

With many graduations being held again in person around the country, the spring is a particularly happy time for the Class of 2021. Several stars from the sports world have joined in on the festivities at their alma maters and other institutions of higher learning. The 2021 sports commencement speakers share wisdom from the experience of reaching the heights of their professions. They adapt the same lessons shared at these events as keynote speakers for the world's top organizations. 

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Cynt Marshall has spent her life breaking barriers, particularly when it comes to rising up the leadership ladder in corporate America. Her 36-year career with AT&T catapulted her to becoming the...

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Future NBA superstar, Donovan Mitchell was born September 7, 1996 and is a basketball player for the Utah Jazz. He played college basketball for the Louisville Cardinals. He was selected by the Denver...

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Maria Taylor has been one of ESPN's top talents since joining the network in 2014. She started as a sideline reporter for college football and other sports on the SEC Network. Taylor was promoted...

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Patrick Willis is an NFL linebacker, currently playing for the San Francisco 49ers. Willis played collegiately at Ole Miss from 2003-2006, earning multiple awards and honors including All-American, Al...

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Russell Wilson is a member of the National Football League, playing for the Seattle Seahawks at the quarterback position. Wilson played both football and baseball for North Carolina State University b...

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Tim Tebow won two BCS National Championships and the 2007 Heisman Trophy during his days at the University of Florida.  Those are just a few of the many things Tebow did to make him one of the most le...