As a child growing up in St. Petersburg, Florida, Louis always dreamed of playing college football, and eventually being granted the opportunity to play in the National Football League. The only problem was that I had no sense of direction.

1st Downs 4 Life was founded by Louis Murphy, Jr., in St. Petersburg, Florida. Murphy’s mother fearlessly battled Metastatic Breast Cancer, passing away in 2008. She worked with troubled youth throughout her career, demonstrating the importance of giving back to the community. Honoring his mother’s legacy, Louis Murphy Jr. was inspired to give back to the community his mother dedicated her life to. Combining both his knowledge of sports and his passion for helping others, 1st Downs 4 Life was established in 2008.

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