Our 2017 Celebrity Guest Bios
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The greatest hockey player of all time wanted to be by his side. That probably best sums up the long, successful professional hockey career of Marty McSorley.
In 1988, the Edmonton Oilers struck a deal to trade Wayne Gretzky – the top scorer in NHL history – to the Los Angeles Kings, and Gretzky made sure that McSorley was part of the package. The two won a pair of Stanley Cups together with the Oilers, first in 1987 and again in 1988, with McSorley helping to protect and free-up Gretzky.
It was fitting then that McSorley assisted on the goal that gave Gretzky the NHL record for most goals in a career.
Still, McSorley had a long, successful career that went well beyond one famous connection. He appeared in more than 1,000 NHL games for six different franchises from 1983-2000. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Ontario, Canada, native amassed nearly 400 points and more than 3,700 penalty minutes – fourth in league history.
Off the ice, McSorley has played a variety of roles: Hockey coach, actor, television analyst, father and husband. His wife, Leanne Schuster, was a former All-American volleyball player.
- Played in the NHL from 1983-2000, serving six different franchises
- Won two Stanley Cup championships with Edmonton (1987, 1988)
- Amassed 3,381 career penalty minutes in the regular season, fourth-most in NHL history
- Assisted on the Wayne Gretzky goal that broke the NHL record for career goals
- Works as TV analyst for Sportsnet in Canada
The Mount Vernon, South Dakota, native and Iowa Hawkeyes alum played 11 seasons in the NFL – all with the Minnesota Vikings – before announcing his retirement this spring.
Greenway was selected in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft but did not play his rookie season due to a season-ending injury in a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders. In 2007, Greenway was listed as the Vikings starting weak-side linebacker. He racked up 105 tackles (78 solo and 27 assisted), two forced fumbles and a pair of interceptions, including one that he returned for a 37-yard touchdown. His performance in his first season as a starting player helped the Vikings become one of the best defenses throughout the league.
Greenway established himself as one of the premier players for Minnesota. In 2010, he led the NFC in combined tackles (144) and was given the franchise tag in 2011 before earning a long-term contract that solidified him as an asset for the Vikings for years to come. In 2011, Greenway had his best season statistically. He accumulated 154 combined tackles (89 solo, 65 assisted), 13 tackles for a loss, two sacks and a fumble recovery – earning his first Pro Bowl selection.
He finished his career with 1,334 tackles – fourth most in Vikings history – plus 18.0 sacks and 11 interceptions.
Chad’s impact on the Vikings is not unlike his impact with Legends. He has remained a huge part of our organization and continues to be involved whenever he can.
- Two-time All-American linebacker at the University of Iowa
- Two-time Pro Bowl selection (2011, 2012) and 2012 All-Pro selection
- Led the NFC in combined tackles in 2010
- Four-time winner of the Vikings Community Man of the Year (2011, 2014-16)
- Ranks fourth in Vikings history with 1,334 tackles
The 6-foot-8 shooting guard from Mitchell, South Dakota, used his basketball skillset to earn an athletic scholarship from the University of Florida. In his last year in a Gators uniform, Miller and fifth-seeded Florida advanced all the way to the national championship game before losing to the Michigan State Spartans. After the runner-up finish, Miller decided to forego his junior year and enter the 2000 NBA Draft, where he was drafted fifth overall by the Orlando Magic.
In 2001, Miller became the only first-year player in NBA history to appear in all 82 regular season games. This feat, in addition to Miller’s overall rookie performance, earned him the Rookie of the Year award. Miller would spend his days in a Magic uniform up until 2003 when he was then traded to the Memphis Grizzlies mid-way through the season. During his five seasons with the Grizzlies, Miller continued to shine. He became the only player in NBA history to hit seven three-pointers in three consecutive games, in which one of those games he made nine. In 2006, Miller received the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award and was announced as a member of the USA Basketball team.
In early 2010, Miller took his talents to South Beach and signed with the Miami Heat. One of his most notable performances as a member of the Heat was in Game 5 of the 2012 NBA Finals. Miller made seven three-pointers, setting the NBA Finals record for most three-pointers made by a reserve player. In 2012 and 2013, Miami captured back-to-back NBA Championships, giving Miller the only two titles of his career, thus far.
Currently, Miller is a member of the Denver Nuggets, where he’s been tasked with setting an example for a promising young lineup.
- Played collegiately at University of Florida
- Helped the Gators reach the 2000 national championship game
- Selected No. 5 in the 2000 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic
- Won NBA Rookie of the Year Award in 2001 and the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 2006
- Helped the Miami Heat win NBA championships in 2012 and 2013
- Career, regular-season 3-point percentage of 40.7
Jose Canseco was among the most feared hitters in Major League Baseball for more than a decade, earning rookie of the year, all-star and MVP honors.
Canseco was born in Cuba before moving to the Miami area with his family as an infant. He was a bit of a late bloomer on the diamond, failing to make the varsity team at his high school until his senior year.
From there, Canseco’s rise was meteoric. He was an MLB draft pick in 1982; American League Rookie of the Year in 1986; American League MVP in 1988; and World Series champion in 1989. All told, Canseco was a six-time all-star, a four-time Silver Slugger winner, a two-time home run leader and a two-time World Series champion. He finished with 462 career home runs and 1,407 RBI.
Canseco played for Oakland, Texas, Boston, Toronto, Tampa Bay, the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox. He’s best known for his early years with the Athletics where he joined with fellow slugger Mark McGwire to form the “Bash Brothers.”
But Canseco could do more than hit. In 1988, he stole 40 bases in addition to hitting 42 home runs, becoming the first player in MLB history to post at least 40 steals and 40 homers in a single season. And he made good on a preseason guarantee by hitting the previously untouched 40-40 mark.
Since his last MLB appearance in 2001, Canseco has remained in the limelight, dabbling in minor-league ball, working on television, writing books and competing in boxing and MMA.
- Selected in the 15th round of the 1982 Major League Baseball draft by the Oakland Athletics
- Named American League Rookie of the Year in 1986 and MVP in 1988
- Six-time All-Star selection (1986, 1988-90, 1992, 1999)
- Twice led the majors in home runs and once in RBI
- Won two World Series rings (1989, 2000)
Rebecca Lobo has been among the most visible people in the women’s basketball scene for nearly 20 years both on and off the court. She was a college and professional star before moving into the national media.
A 6-foot-4 center, Lobo had a storied high school career in Massachusetts before moving on to the University of Connecticut. She led the Huskies to an undefeated, national championship run in 1995. As a senior, she won virtually every major national player of the year award – in addition to earning academic all-American honors.
That was merely the beginning. Lobo won a gold medal with Team USA in the Atlanta Summer Olympics prior to embarking on a seven-year career in the WNBA, helping the league get its start. She earned both WNBA All-Star and All-WNBA honors.
In 2010, Lobo was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, and this spring she was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Lobo remains highly influential through her role as a basketball analyst for ESPN. She has also been an advocate for people with health issues, including breast cancer and knee injuries. In her personal life, she’s a mother of four and is married to sports columnist Steve Rushin.
- Women’s basketball national player of the year in 1995
- NCAA Division I national champion at UConn
- WNBA All-Star selection (1999)
- Member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
- Currently works as an ESPN analyst
Keyshawn Johnson was one of the most productive, talented and attention-grabbing NFL wide receivers of his generation.
He was taken No. 1 overall in the 1996 NFL Draft after a stellar career at the University of Southern California, earned three Pro Bowl selections and claimed a Super Bowl ring with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2001.
Over 11 professional seasons, the 6-foot-4 Johnson totaled 814 receptions for 10,571 yards with 64 touchdowns. He played for the New York Jets, Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers, retiring after the 2006 season.
Johnson rose to fame while at USC, starring in his hometown of Los Angeles. He totaled 168 catches and 2,796 yards with 16 touchdowns in just two college seasons. He was named the player of the game at the Cotton Bowl in 1995 and the Rose Bowl in 1996.
Off the field, Johnson gained household fame for appearing on the ABC show “Dancing with the Stars,” in 2013.
Currently, Johnson is a football analyst for ESPN, a position he’s held since 2007. He’s credited with inventing the popular segment “C’mon Man!” He’s also involved with a sports management agency based in Beverly Hills, Calif., called First Pick Sports.
Johnson recently has experienced high-level football from a different perspective. His son, Keyshawn Johnson, Jr., is a top recruit as a wide receiver and has chosen to play at the University of Nebraska.
- 1 pick in the 1996 NFL Draft by the New York Jets
- Three-time Pro Bowl selection (1998, 1999, 2011)
- Won a Super Bowl ring with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002
- Totaled more than 800 catches and 10,000 yards in 11 seasons in the NFL
- Football analyst for ESPN since 2007
Tschetter began to dominate the South Dakota women’s amateur golf scene while at Sioux Falls Washington High School, taking four state stroke-play titles and a pair of state high school crowns. And she was just getting started.
Tschetter qualified for the U.S. Open in 1984, earned three all-conference honor awards and a top-10 finish for Texas Christian University at the NCAA Division I championships. By 1988, she was a full-time member of the LPGA Tour – a status she maintained for nearly 20 years.
Tschetter claimed one LPGA tournament title during that time and twice finished second in majors. She also claimed 46 top-10 finishes and totaled nearly $3 million in career earnings. Most recently, she’s been playing on the LPGA Legends Tour, earning a first-place finish in 2015 and 13 more top-10s.
Tschetter has been inducted into the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame in addition to the TCU Letterman’s Hall of Fame (2000). She’s also written a book about her friendship with late golf great Ben Hogan and been involved in a number of philanthropic projects centered on kids and golf.
- One win on the LPGA Tour (1992) and one win on the LPGA Legends Tour (2015)
- Twice finished second at LPGA Tour major tournaments
- Member of South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame and TCU Letterman’s Hall of Fame
- Wrote a book about her friendship with golf great Ben Hogan
- Has two daughters, Kyra and Lainey
Celebrity Guests from previous years
Kent “Herbie” Hrbek
Duke Blue Devils / NBA
Kansas City Royals
New York Giants
Ryan “Darth” Bader
Professional Mixed Martial Arts
Minnesota Twins/Detroit Tigers/ Toronto Blue Jays
Portland Trailblazers/Houston Rockets
Head Volleyball Coach
University of North Dakota
Three Time All-American
Head Volleyball Coach
George “The Iceman” Gervin
Kansas City Chiefs
Wrestling / UFC