Athletic Ministries at Pfeiffer University welcomes former broadcast journalist and National Football League (NFL) player Dave Rowe, Thurs., March 31, 2016, 8 p.m. He will speak at Henry Pfeiffer Chapel as a part of Athletic Ministries’ weekly offerings at Pfeiffer. The community is invited; it is free of charge.
Mr. Rowe will share reflections on the intersection of his faith and career in professional sports. Drafted from Penn State during Joe Paterno’s first year as head coach, he played 13 seasons in the NFL, earning a spot at the Pro Bowl and making All-Pro in 1969 and 1970. In 1977, he played for the Super Bowl XI-champion Oakland Raiders. When Rowe retired from the NFL he entered sports broadcasting, first with NBC Sports. His career path includes work with Raycom Sports, Jefferson Pilot Sports and Lincoln Financial Sports, reporting on the Southwestern and Southeastern conferences.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Rowe was in involved in the broadcast of more than 350 games and events that include the Liberty, Blockbuster, Gator, All American, Freedom, Kick-Off Classic and Fiesta Bowl games; 10 NFL playoff games; and other sports events such as Sumo wrestling, wrist wrestling and power lifting in Europe and Japan. A crowning experience as a broadcast journalist came in Sept. 2008 during the Fox Sports Georgia football game, which was awarded an Emmy for its quality.
Dave Rowe and his wife, Faith, are retired and live in Blowing Rock, N.C. They have three grown children, Dawn, Kara and Mark, and six grandchildren. They are deeply passionate about helping youth and young adults discover and embrace a life of faith.
Athletic Ministries at Pfeiffer is a program of The Village Church at Pfeiffer University. It is designed to help student athletes grow in their faith and integrate that faith into their academic, athletic and personal life.