About Ronnie Lott
At the CalHOPE Courage Award Ambassador, Mr. Lott will help raise awareness of the program and the inspiring stories of courage. Following an All-America football career at the University of Southern California (USC), the Rialto, California native was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the eighth overall pick in the 1981 NFL Draft. He helped lead the 49ers to four Super Bowls in 10 seasons, and then played four more seasons with the Los Angeles Raiders and New York Jets. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000 in his first year of eligibility. A successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, Lott, who lives in Cupertino with his wife Karen and children Hailey, Isaiah, and Chloe, was recently named to the Governor’s Advisory Board on Physical Fitness to ensure Californians, especially youth, get the physical exercise and self-care they need to thrive. In 2004, In 2004, he lent his name to the Lott IMPACT® Trophy, given annually to the college football defensive player who makes the biggest impact on his team both on and off the field. To date, the program has helped the Pacific Club IMPACT® Foundation raise over $1.4 million for numerous charities throughout California and the country.