Stevie Baggs, Jr.

Mr. Stevie “Shakespeare” Baggs, Jr.

Mr. Stevie “Shakespeare” Baggs, Jr. is a 2005 graduate of Bethune-Cookman University. As a student, Mr. Baggs majored in International Business and played for the Bethune-Cookman Fighting Wildcats from 2000-2003, as a linebacker.

Mr. Baggs is a three-time All American and former 10 year veteran of the National Football League and Canadian Football League. He is recognized as the only athlete to play for 11 professional football teams, including the Detroit Lions, the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Throughout his professional football career, Mr. Baggs has helped to empower youth and adults nationwide with motivational speaking. He was honored as the City of Atlanta’s Health & Wellness Ambassador by Mayor Kasim Reed, and has recently celebrated his foundation’s (Creating Empowerment through Autonomy (CETA)) 11th year of service to at-risk communities.

Mr. Baggs spends much of his time as an athlete and entrepreneur. He is part-owner of Dream Café in downtown Atlanta, the CETA Foundation, a health and wellness non-profit ran alongside his mother, Lola Robinson, and Shakespeare Enterprises, an entertainment company founded in 2014.

In addition to these endeavors, Mr. Baggs is also an author, writing the best-selling book “Greater than the Game”, and an actor, with appearances in Tyler Perry’s “For Better or Worse”, and alongside Will Smith in the movie “Focus”.