Posted: October 25, 2023
Denbigh Excessive Faculty will have a good time the achievements of alumnus and retired Nationwide Soccer League standout Antoine Bethea with a jersey ceremony at halftime of the Patriots’ sport towards Menchville Excessive on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at Todd Stadium.
Faculty officers will current Bethea with a commemorative reproduction of his No. 4 Denbigh soccer jersey. There aren’t any plans to retire his jersey quantity, so gamers will proceed to put on No. 4.
Bethea graduated from Denbigh in 2002, the place he was a three-year letter winner in soccer and lettered in basketball. He earned all-Peninsula District and Day by day Press All-Stars honors his senior soccer season.
Bethea performed school soccer at Howard College, the place he majored in administration of justice and was a three-time all-Mid-Japanese Athletic Convention choice, three-time Black School All-American and two-time All-American choose. He was chosen within the sixth spherical of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts to start out his 14-year NFL profession.
Bethea performed security for the Colts for eight seasons together with the Tremendous Bowl XLI championship workforce, adopted by seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals and New York Giants. He was a three-time NFL Professional Bowl choice, two-time Walter Payton NFL Man of the 12 months and earned the 2012 Ed Block Braveness Award.
Whereas enjoying within the NFL and since, Bethea has been an exemplary member of the group off the sphere by beginning the Secure Protection Basis offering entry and sources for college students to find out about accessing larger training. He partnered with the Metropolis of Newport Information to put in an outside basketball courtroom with lights on the Denbigh Group Middle, based the Bethea Household Basis Scholarship offering scholarships to 2 NNPS seniors, mentors younger individuals and touches lives along with his talking engagements.
Bethea, a member of the MEAC Corridor of Fame, continues to contribute to his group as a creator and writer of the AB41 Speaker’s Sequence, “Guess on Your self,” partnering with a number of faculties and nonprofit organizations to show life expertise to younger individuals. His e-book, “Guess on Your self,” is a story on methods to make it to the best stage of competitors by overcoming odds, working arduous, making ready and believing in your self. Moreover, Bethea has teamed with nine-year NFL veteran Darius Butler to co-host the podcast “Man to Man.”