2006 Pro Football Hall of Fame
QB - Houston Oilers
Warren Moon was the quarterback for the Houston Oilers from 1984-1993. Moon played professionally for 23 seasons, is a nine-time Pro-Bowler and was also named the 1990 NFL Most Valuable Player. In 2006, Moon was the first African-American quarterback inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Warren was raised by a single mother.
1989 Heisman Trophy Winner
QB - University of Houston
Andre Ware won the 1989 Heisman Trophy while playing quarterback for the University of Houston. He is the first African-American quarterback to receive this honor. He was a first-round draft pick for the Detroit Lions and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004.
Andre was raised by a single mother.
Former Madison High School, University of Texas & NFL Quarterback
Vince Young is one of the greatest Houston high school quarterbacks of all time. He is a National Champion and Heisman runner-up from the University of Texas. He was a first round draft pick of the Tennessee Titans and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
Vince was raised by a single mother.
QB - Houston Texans
Deshaun Watson is the current starting quarterback for the Houston Texans. He was a first-round draft pick, a two-time Heisman Trophy finalist and Davey O'Brien Award recipient. He led the Clemson Tigers to a National Championship in 2016.
Deshaun was raised by a single mother.
Participate in a high school sport
Must not be receiving an athletic scholarship from any college or university
Reside in a single parent home environment
Current grade point average of 3.0 or higher
Open to all majors
Demonstrate leadership ability through a variety of measures
Demonstrate a strong community service record
Demonstrate outstanding financial need
A legal resident residing in the Greater Houston Area
MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING
High school transcript
Recommendation letter from current school teacher or administrator
Recommendation letter from current coach
Essay: What does diversity mean to you and how has it affected or impacted your life?
Candidates selected for the next phase of the application process will be interviewed