Approaching its 2nd year, the Devonta Smith Celebrity Softball Game is continuously recognized by over 6000 spectators as a highly anticipated family event across the Lehigh Valley. This event includes family activities and a Home Run Derby, followed by seven innings of softball. The Celebrity Softball Game will be a day filled with a plethora of entertainment, excitement, rivalry, philanthropy and much more!
2022 Celebrity Softball Game participants included: Jalen Hurts, AJ Brown, Micah Parsons, Darius Slay, Nakobe Dean, Mack Wilson, Brandon Graham, Elijah Moore, Terrell Edmunds, Dallas Goedert, Vinny Curry, Najee Harris, Justin Hardee, Pat Surtain II, Jaylen Waddle and many more.
(check back for roster updates as more names are announced)
DeVonta Smith is an American football wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He played college football at Alabama, where he recorded over 1,800 yards with 23 touchdowns as a senior in 2020.
Smith was awarded the Heisman Trophy for his accomplishments alongside several other awards and honors. He was the first wide receiver to win the Heisman since Desmond Howard in 1991 and only the fourth overall. He also won two national championships while at Alabama prior to being selected by the Eagles tenth overall in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Jalen Alexander Hurts is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He played his first three seasons of college football at the University of Alabama, where he was a member of the team that won the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship and used his final year of eligibility at the University of Oklahoma. Selected by the Eagles in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, he became their starter near the end of his rookie season. Hurts had a breakout season in 2022 when he led the Eagles to an appearance in Super Bowl LVII.
Brandon Lee Graham is an American football defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Eagles in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft with the thirteenth selection in the draft and the first from the Big Ten Conference. He played college football at Michigan.
Gillie Da King (formerly known as Gillie Da Kid) is a former rapper and songwriter from Philadelphia. He was one of the members of a seven-person rap crew known as Major Figgas. Gillie is regarded King of Philly by his fans who adore him and his writing skills. He came into the limelight and made it to the news after he said that he has ghost-written songs for the famous rapper and lyricist Lil Wayne. Gillie is currently a co-host of the critically acclaimed podcast “Million Dollaz Worth Of Game” alongside his cousin Wallo.
James Bradberry IV is an American football cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He played college football at Samford and was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Bradberry has also been a member of the New York Giants.
Danny Óscar Garcia is an American professional boxer. He has held multiple world championships in two weight classes, including the unified WBA (Super), WBC, Ring magazine and lineal light welterweight titles between 2012 and 2015, and the WBC welterweight title from 2016 to 2017. As of August 2020, he is ranked as the world’s sixth best active welterweight by The Ring, seventh by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and eighth by BoxRec.
Terrell Eldorado Owens, nicknamed “T.O.”, is an American football wide receiver for the Knights of Degen of Fan Controlled Football (FCF). He previously played in the National Football League for 15 seasons. Regarded as one of the greatest wide receivers of all time, Owens ranks third in NFL history in career receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.
After playing college football and basketball at Chattanooga, Owens was selected in the third round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. Owens was a member of the team for seven seasons until he was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2004. Two years later, he signed with the Dallas Cowboys, where he spent three seasons. Owens’ NFL career subsequently concluded after one season each with the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals. He also played for the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League (IFL) in 2012 and returned to professional football in 2022 with Fan Controlled Football (FCF).
A six-time Pro Bowl and five-time first-team All-Pro selection, Owens also created a significant amount of controversy during his professional career and attracted attention for his flamboyant touchdown celebrations. He was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018, in his third year of eligibility.
Brandon Tyrone Marshall is an American former professional football player who was a wide receiver for 13 seasons in the National Football League. He played college football for the UCF Knights and was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Marshall has also played for the Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears, New York Jets, New York Giants, and the Seattle Seahawks. After his retirement from the NFL, Marshall became a TV personality and is a former co-host on FS1’s morning show First Things First. Marshall is currently a co-host on Showtime’s Inside the NFL and has been on the show for seven seasons. He is currently the host of the Paper Route podcast.
Chad Ochocinco Johnson, known from 2008 to 2012 as Chad Ochocinco, is an American former professional football player who was a wide receiver. He played college football for Santa Monica College and Oregon State University and played 11 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Cincinnati Bengals and the New England Patriots. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft, and played for the Bengals for 10 seasons. In 2011, Johnson was traded to the New England Patriots, for whom he played in Super Bowl XLVI. In 2012, Johnson played for the Miami Dolphins during preseason but was released following his arrest for domestic violence. He played for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League from 2014 to 2015, and played one game in 2017 for the Mexican team Monterrey Fundidores of the Liga de Fútbol Americano Professional. Johnson emerged as one of the NFL’s most productive wide receivers of the 2000s and owns nearly every Bengals receiving record.
In April 2011, CNBC listed Johnson as number one on its list of “Most Influential Athletes In Social Media.” Johnson was a six-time NFL Pro Bowler, was named to four All-Pro teams and was voted as the number one wide receiver on the Bengals 40th Anniversary team.
Saquon Rasul Quevis Barkley is an American football running back for the New York Giants of the National Football League. Prior to entering the NFL in 2018, Barkley played college football at Penn State, where he set several all-time school records for his offensive production over three seasons before foregoing his senior year to enter the NFL.
In 2017, Barkley finished fourth in Heisman Trophy voting with 304 total votes, third in Maxwell Award voting, and received multiple national and Big Ten Conference awards and recognition. During Barkley’s three-year collegiate career, he set all-time Penn State records for most all-purpose career yards (5,538), most career rushing touchdowns (43), most career receiving yards by a running back (1,157), most rushing yards by a freshman and sophomore, and most total yards in a single game.
Barkley was selected second overall by the Giants in the 2018 NFL Draft, setting several NFL and team records en route to making the 2018 Pro Bowl and being named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. He confronted injuries in the 2020 season, but was again named to the Pro Bowl in 2022.
Brandon Watson joined the family business of boxing promotion after retiring as a professional baseball player. He briefly made the majors with the Washington Nationals in 2005, hitting a home run in his first game.
He was a superstar at the Triple-A level, but didn’t get much of a chance in the majors. He hit .198 in 40 games with the Nationals and the Reds with one homer, seven RBIs and two steals in limited playing time.
He had an International League-record 43-game hitting streak in 2007 while playing for the Columbus Clippers. He broke a 95-year-old league record set in 1912 by Jack Lelivelt of the Rochester Hustlers.
Chase Young is an American football defensive end for the Washington Commanders of the National Football League. A native of Maryland, he played college football at Ohio State University for the Buckeyes. During his junior season in 2019, Young broke the school’s single-season sack record with 16.5 and was named a unanimous All-American and the recipient of several defensive player of the year awards. He was also named the Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, a rare accomplishment for a defensive player.
Young declared for the 2020 NFL Draft following that season and was considered by many to be its best overall prospect before being selected second overall by Washington. He was named the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year and made the Pro Bowl after leading all rookies in several statistical categories in 2020, including sacks and forced fumbles. His 2021 season was seen as a disappointment after he recorded just 1.5 sacks prior to suffering a major knee injury halfway through, leading to a lengthy recovery that forced him to also miss the majority of the 2022 season.
Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner is an American football cornerback for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He played college football at Cincinnati and was selected fourth overall by the Jets in the 2022 NFL Draft. Gardner was named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and was the first rookie cornerback since Ronnie Lott in 1981 to be named first-team All-Pro.
The Titans signed Shyheim Carter during the 2022 offseason after a brief stint on the team’s practice squad during 2021. The 5-foot-10-inch, 194-pounder originally signed with the New York Jets as a rookie free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft, and he spent a portion of the 2020 season on the Atlanta Falcons practice squad. The Kentwood, La., native spent time on the Houston Texans practice squad in 2021 prior to being signed by the Titans. In four seasons at Alabama (2016-19), Carter saw action in 50 games with 23 starts and tallied 101 tackles, three interceptions with two returned for touchdowns, 21 passes defensed and two forced fumbles over his career.
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