While I truly count my blessings for all the professional athletes I can call friends, I’m especially grateful I met Ray “Black Irish” Lucas. From the very first time we met, I so much enjoy his genuine love to be around fans. The fact that he actually appreciates me introducing him as the “greatest African-American/Irish Quarterback of all-time in the NFL” (which causes many to raise their eyebrows when the genuine half Irish part is noted), is just one of the many lighthearted topics that are bantered about whenever Ray is around.

I ask you to take the time to watch this video to appreciate the fact that Ray can even still be standing.

It was great meeting many tonight at our office in Spring Lake and to have Ray visit.