Tuesday 9/19/2019: INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Black Expo, Inc. announced today that 3xs Pro Bowl player and retired Indianapolis Colts Offensive Tackle Tarik Glenn will receive this year’s Major Taylor Award at the Circle City Classic® NCAA Coaches Luncheon presented by the Indianapolis Colts. One of the main events of the 36th annual Circle City Classic® weekend, the luncheon will take place on Friday, September 27 at 11: 30 a.m. at the NCAA Hall of Champions. The Circle City Classic® game features Kentucky State University and Jackson State University at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, September 28.
The Major Taylor Award is presented in honor of Marshall “Major” Taylor, the prominent Indianapolis cyclist. Since its inception in 1987, the award has been presented to African-American athletes, coaches, athletic administrators and officials who not only make a significant local and national contribution to youth but also encourage excellence in future generations. This year, Glenn will join such past recipients as Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Muhammad Ali, Robert Mathis, Coach Tony Dungy and Marlin Jackson.
Tarik Glenn is a graduate of UC Berkeley. While attending UC Berkeley, Tarik was a football student athlete from 1993-1997. After being selected as the 19th pick overall in the 1997 NFL Draft to the Indianapolis Colts, Tarik spent the next two off seasons completing his degree in Social Welfare. Tarik spent ten memorable seasons (three as a pro bowl player) with the Indianapolis Colts as a key part of its dominating offense. Tarik became one of the team’s core leaders during his tenure and helped lead the Colts to win their first Super Bowl in franchise history.
Four years into his career with the Colts, Tarik began to dream about how he could use his platform as a football star to raise up the next generation of leaders. Tarik served as president of DREAM Alive from 2011-2013 and worked tirelessly to provide DREAM Alive hands-on leadership. Under Tarik’s direction, DREAM Alive’s innovative program is developing young men and women of integrity and character who will become the civic-minded leaders of the future. Tarik currently works at U.C Berkeley where he supervises and manages staff at the Athletic Study Center located at Cal’s High Performance Center.
“We are excited to honor Tarik Glenn as the 2019 Major Taylor Awards recipient” said IBE President and CEO, Tanya Bell. “He is an example of a positive role model for our youth to see.”
This year’s Circle City Classic® Coaches Luncheon is a sold-out event. For more information regarding the Major Taylor Award and the 36th Annual Circle City Classic®, visit www.circlecityclassic.com