Rose is the creator and Director of The VIP Program, a 501.c non-profit mentoring program for young men. He has worked with youth all over the United States on issues involving staying in school, family value, multiculturalism, the life lessons of sports, community pride and having a strong sense of self. Also an accomplished leader with 20 plus years of experience in planning & implementing comprehensive community outreach programs for young men and ladies.
Son of wise parents from Louisiana, who always told him, “Life is about helping others.” Rose has had the privilege of playing for some legendary coaches like Albert Dennis his high school coach at Booker T. Washington (Shreveport), the first All American for Eddie’s Robertson Grambling Tigers. His college football days with TCU’s Jim Wacker. NFL Coach Don Shula of the 1972 undefeated team, and Dallas Cowboys with Coach Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer. Coach Rose has learned many lessons about life and football to pass on to the next generation of student athletes. In his current position as Community Service Specialist in Tarrant County Juvenile Services he a counselors and outreach community coordinator for the Southside of Fort Worth Texas.
He serves in many organizations throughout the states, such as the Wounded Warriors Program, Communities in Schools, NFL Vice President of Community Services and America Youth Football Organization. He is a member of the Nation Football League, playing for the Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys, and Denver Broncos. Coach Rose is a member of the 2015 Texas Christian Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Fort Worth 2015 Community Leader Award. Mr. Collins or “Rose” also graduated with his undergraduate Degree in Communications from Texas Christian University and has a Master Degree in Family Studies. Recognized as a creative leader and a savvy communicator with a style that promotes growth in individuals, Mr. Collins also serves as a motivational speaker, with a passion for young people and community growth through empowerment.
His motto, “We must make the World Community a better place for those who will come after us”.
Alfred is an alumnus of the National Football League. Anderson was a first-team starter all four years of his collegiate career at Baylor University. He held the all-time leading scorer in Baylor football history for 33 years.
Anderson was drafted as a running back in the third round by the Minnesota Vikings in 1984. During his rookie year, he led the team in rushing and was named NFC Offensive Rookie of the Year. Anderson played for the Minnesota Vikings eight seasons before retiring in 1992.
In 1997 he was inducted into the Baylor Sports Hall of Fame and in 2000, he was inducted into the Waco Independent School District Athletic Hall of Fame and in 2019 received The Abner V. McCall Humanitarian Award from the Baylor Line Foundation.
As a third round draft choice in 1980, Cliff played thirteen years as an elite athlete in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore and Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins. From 1993 to the early 2000's, Cliff owned and operated Trinity Entertainment Group, LLC where he acquired his first hand knowledge and experience with day-to-day business operations, budgeting, purchasing and marketing.
For almost 3 decades, Cliff has leveraged various skills and experience from both the NFL world and the business world to contribute to his favorite community service organizations including helping his fellow NFL alumni via the NFL Players Association of Retired Players. Cliff also is a public motivational speaker, works with the YMCA Arlington as a member and coach and also is a member and coach at the Optimist Club of Arlington.
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