Tune into the Fred Stokes Tailgate Show every Sunday at 10am on ESPN Orlando 580!
As a Super Bowl Champion, Author, and Entrepreneur, Fred Stokes is bringing something fresh to the airwaves! This one-hour show will cover many topics including: Tailgating, football, sports, and life. Fred will even have some of his friends join in on the show!
“Fred Stokes has a personal mission to positively enhance the life of every person who comes across his path. His down to earth personality and his uncanny ability to connect with people is what set Fred Stokes apart from other athletes of his caliber...”
While attending High School in Vidalia, Georgia, Fred excelled in Basketball, and Track. However, it was not until his senior year that he decided to give football a try. As a result of his outstanding play on the field, Fred was offered a full scholarship to play football for the newly formed Georgia Southern Eagles in Statesboro, Ga. under the legendary leadership of Coach Erk Russell. While at Georgia Southern, Fred played a vital role on two National Championship teams (1985 and 1986). Fred was one of two players on his team voted First Team All-America after his senior season as an Offensive Tackle.
Fred was drafted into the National Football League where he would spend the next ten years playing Defensive End for the Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, Washington Redskins, and the New Orleans Saints. Fred had the awesome privilege of playing in and winning Super Bowl XXVI with the 1991 Washington Redskins against the Buffalo Bills. In that game, Fred recorded two and half sacks, a forced fumble and recovered another. Fred’s Redskins teammates affectionately labeled him “Big Play Stokes” because of his knack for making a big play at the right time of a game.
Since retiring from the NFL, Fred uses both his life experiences and his time spent on the football field to help foster positive change in the lives individuals as he travels around the country speaking at Schools, Detention Centers, Churches and Conferences. Fred started his own food company, Fred Stokes Foods, where he currently features his signature product, “Fred Stokes Smoked Sausage”. In addition to all of that, Fred has found the time to write and publish his autobiography entitled “The Bridge That Brought Me Over”. Fred and his wife Regina have three boys: Lance, Landon and Luke.