Elijah Thurmon

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Performance Enhancement Coach
Wide Receivers & Running Backs
Born:Heidelberg, Germany

Professional: Elijah is an Anne Arundel County, Maryland native and was a 3-sport athlete at Meade Senior High School. While he concentrated on basketball, Elijah also played football and ran track. Elijah earned a football scholarship to Howard University where he set several MEAC records and ranked number one in the IAA in his senior year.

He was considered a Consensus All-American, having earned every award available in IAA football. Among his most prestigious awards: Associated Press All-American, NCAA Academic All-American and Howard University Excellence Award Scholar-Athlete of the Year among others. Elijah signed his first professional contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. He went on to play with the Oakland Raiders where he was coached and inspired by NFL Hall of Famer, Fred Biletnikoff. As a Raider, Elijah played alongside Jerry Rice and Tim Brown. Elijah is currently playing and coaching in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for the Montreal Alouettes, 2008 Grey Cup team, where he continues to excel and demonstrate his passion for the game. He earned recognition as a CFL all star, surpassing the 1,000- yard mark. Elijah is a specialist in route running and takes pride in precise footwork.

Coaching Philosophy: Elijah’s coaching philosophy includes swagger, optimism, focus, discipline and relentless pursuit to perfecting one’s craft. Elijah creates a play maker demeanor on the field and in life and he is excited at the opportunity to be a part of your journey to be the best in the world.

 

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