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Dan Wilcox Blatimore Raven Gives Back to the community

Posted by TSUE on June 17, 2008

Dan Wilcox

Baltimore Ravens tight end, Daniel Wilcox, has been noticed for his good blocking ability, smooth running style and soft hands, making him a reliable offensive target for his team. As such, he has re-signed with the ravens twice since his original contract in June 2004. Prior to joining the Ravens’ roster, he signed with Tampa Bay in December 2002 after two short stints with the NY Jets.

While Wilcox has gained notoriety for his contributions to his team on the field, he is perhaps best known for his work in the community. During the season, he was a frequent visitor to schools throughout the area, speaking to students at Living Classrooms, Sharp Leadenhall Elementary, Carter G. Woodson and Youth in Transitions. He was also a presenter in three Ravens R.I.S.E. Assemblies in 2004. Further, he participated in several Gatorade Junior Training Camps, including the NFL FLAG Regional Tournament hosted by the Ravens. In July 2005, Daniel took over the reigns of former teammate, Darnell Dinkins’ Football Camp, a free one-day football clinic and educational workshop for high school student-athletes. That year, he was also a consistent speaker for the Ravens R.I.S.E. Assembly Series, appearing at all seven assemblies and inviting teammates to join him in teaching middle and high school students how to Realize, Improve, Share and Expand (R.I.S.E.) their talents.

In January 2006, Wilcox established his charitable foundation, Empowerment M.I.N.D.S (Motivating and Inspiring Neighborhoods Determined to Succeed) with the mission of empowering youth to hold leadership positions in the community. Through his foundation, Wilcox has hosted a celebrity paintball tournament and a celebrity mini golf tournament in 2006 to raise funds that would extend educational opportunities for underprivileged youth. Because they were such a success, he hosted another mini golf tournament in mid-May 2007 and will have another paintball tournament at the end of May.

An Atlanta, GA native, Wilcox attended Georgia Military Academy and Appalachian State University, where he majored in communications and advertising with a minor in psychology. He is also planning a “Cinderella Fairy Tale” wedding on June 28, to be held at M&T Bank Stadium.


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