ESPN writer Howard Bryant authored a well-written article on Tony Dungy, entitled, “Higher Calling.” It describes the impact that Tony is having today after retiring from football. Two sentences jumped off the page and illustrate why Tony is able to touch athletes, coaches, owners, prisoners, and the average person on the street.
“In this time of Tiger Woods, Rick Pitino, Mark McGwire and all the others who have turned out not to be what they seemed, moral clout is Dungy’s capital.”
“Tony’s always been a guy with great vision and great integrity, a man for whom the words and the life match up.”
Tony Dungy’s impact is because of his character. We need more role models who demonstrate integrity and character.