TEA PARTY MANATEE IS PROUD TO HOST AS OUR KEY-NOTE SPEAKERS
HENRY LAWRENCE, NFL PRO BOWLER and TPM Get Together to Share our Ideas Pot luck - bring a dish to share
Henry Lawrence will be sharing with members "Never Give Up"
Henry Lawrence is a former professional American football player. A two-time Pro Bowler, he played in the National Football League for 13 seasons as an offensive tackle with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders The Palmetto native, who won three Super Bowl rings with the Oakland Raiders, talked about a career that spanned 13 seasons and included run-ins with some of the greatest football players of all time. Lawrence, who was part of the first post-integration football team at Manatee High when it absorbed Lincoln High in Palmetto, starred in the critically-acclaimed documentary Through the Tunnel, which tells the story of the Lincoln Trojans and their journey. After a promising high school career, he went on to star at Florida A&M, before being chosen by the Raiders in the first round of the 1974 NFL draft. These days Henry is enjoying semi-retirment . The gifted R&B singer still perorms regulary throught the area.