Wednesday, November 6, 2013

AJ Smith, Hendricken Grad of '67 and NFL Executive, Sits Down with The Network

Opened in 1959, Bishop Hendricken High School has, in a relatively short period of time, established both a history and a tradition of excellence.  We often hear about some of the young men who've gone on to true greatness in their respective fields: Frank Caprio, a Harvard graduate and former State Treasurer of Rhode Island; James Langevin, current congressman in Washington, DC; Craig Mullaney, West Point graduate, US Army veteran, and author of The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier's Education; in addition to two of the more recent greats, Rocco Baldelli of the Tampa Bay Rays and Will Blackmon of the Jacksonville Jaguars. There is, however, another alumni who has gone onto the heights of success in his field, a man who has directly had a hand in building championship teams in the NFL: AJ Smith, most notably the general manager of the San Diego Chargers and currently a senior executive with the Washington Redskins.

Mr. Smith was on campus visiting his old stomping grounds on Wednesday, re-connecting with old friends, taking a tour of our facilities, and spending time with our students.  He was gracious enough to take some time for an interview with Network anchors Stone Freeman, Cam Brennan, and Johnathan Feeny.