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 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.