Ambassadors

EGT offers many tours and packages that are led or accompanied by professional athletes. Below are the profiles of some of our ambassadors.

Nesby Glasgow | Two-time All American football player UW, 14 Years NFL

14 years in NFL, Nesby was Defensive Player of the Year for the Colts & the Seahawks. All Century Team Member & Hall of Fame Member for the University of Washington.

 

Cornelius O'Landa Bennett  | American Football Linebacker

Cornelius is a former American football linebacker who played for the Buffalo Bills from 1987 to 1995, Atlanta Falcons from 1996 to 1998, and the Indianapolis Colts from 1999 to 2000. Bennett was a five-time Pro Bowler, being elected in 1988, and 1990–1993, and won the AFC Defensive Player of the Year award twice (1988 and 1991).

 

Kenneth Stephen Daneyko | Canadian Ice Hockey Defenseman

A retired Canadian ice hockey defenseman of Ukrainian origin who played his entire career (1983–2003) with the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League, winning three Stanley Cup championships with the team. He has been affectionately nicknamed "Mr. Devil" by Devils fans, as he currently holds the franchise record for games played as a Devil with 1,283 games. Daneyko now provides color analysis alongside Steve Cangialosi during broadcasts of Devils' games on MSG Plus.

 

Randall "Randy" Laureat Cross | NFL Offensive Lineman

 A football analyst and former NFL offensive lineman. In 1976, Cross was selected in the second-round of the NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers; his 13-year career included three Pro Bowl selections and three Super Bowl championships (SB XVI, XIX, XXIII). Cross' last game as a player was Super Bowl XXIII in 1989. Randy played center from 1976–78, then guard from 1979–87, before finishing his career in San Francisco at center in 1988. Upon his retirement after Super Bowl XXIII, Randy joined the Miller Lite All Stars cast making a series of popular commercials for the brewing giant. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in July 2011.

 

Erik Coleman | NFL Safety

A former American football safety in the National Football League (NFL). Erik was drafted by the New York Jets in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft and also played for the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions. He played college football at Washington State.

 

Clarence "Chucky" Brown | NBA Basketball Player

A 6'7" forward from North Carolina State, Brown was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round of the 1989 NBA draft. Brown shares (with Joe Smith, Tony Massenburg, and Jim Jackson) the NBA record for the most teams played for during his NBA career — twelve: the Cavaliers; Los Angeles Lakers; New Jersey Nets; Dallas Mavericks; Houston Rockets (where he became champion in 1994–95); Phoenix Suns; Milwaukee Bucks; Atlanta Hawks; Charlotte Hornets; San Antonio Spurs; Golden State Warriors; and Sacramento Kings. He retired with 4,125 career points.

 

Jeff Nelson | MLB Relief Pitcher

Jeffrey Allan Nelson (born November 17, 1966) is an American former baseball relief pitcher who played 15 years in Major League Baseball. Jeff Nelson is married to Sheri Quinn. He batted and threw right-handed. Nelson retired on January 12, 2007, the same day he signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees.[1]

Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 22nd round of the 1984 amateur draft, he signed June 21, 1984.

In his Major League career Nelson pitched in 798 games with a 48-45 record. With runners in scoring position and two out, he held batters to a .191 batting average. In 55 postseason games (second all-time behind former teammate Mariano Rivera), he compiled a 2-3 mark with 62 strikeouts and a 2.65 ERA in 54.1 innings. Among the hitters whom he dominated most were Troy Glaus, who in 14 at-bats was hitless with 11 strikeouts.[2]

Nelson had three stints with the Seattle Mariners (1992–1995; 2001–2003; and again in 2005). He is Seattle's all-time record holder for most games pitched (383), and has a 23-20 record with the Mariners.

 

Carl Banks

Carl E. Banks was a former American football linebacker in the National Football League from 1984 to 1995 for the New York Giants, the Washington Redskins, and the Cleveland Browns. 

After retiring from the NFL, Banks was a part-owner of the Arena Football League New Jersey Red Dogs, along with ex-Giants Joe Morris and Harry Carson. He was Director of Player Development for the New York Jets in 1997. Currently, Banks can be heard as one of the voices of Sirius NFL Radio and WFAN. Starting in 2007, he became an analyst for the radio broadcasts of the New York Giants.

 

Dwight Gooden

Dwight Eugene "Doc" Gooden, nicknamed "Dr. K", is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball.

Gooden retired in 2001 after he was cut by the Yankees in spring training, ending his career with a record of 194–112. More than half of those wins came before age 25. Gooden appeared on the 2006 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot. He was named on only 17, or 3.3 percent, of the 520 voting writers' ballots, and, having been named on less than 5 percent of the total ballots, was removed from future HOF consideration. After retiring, Gooden took a job in the Yankees' front office. He acted as the go-between man during free agent contract negotiations between his nephew, Gary Sheffield, and the Yankees prior to the 2004 season. In July 2009, he was hired as a vice president of community relations for Atlantic League Newark Bears. He left the post in November of the same year.

Grant Fuhr

Grant Scott Fuhr is a Canadian former ice hockey goaltender in the National Hockey League and former goaltending coach for the Arizona Coyotes. 

Fuhr was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 2, 2003. Wayne Gretzky has said on many occasions that he believes Fuhr is the greatest goaltender in NHL history. This is mentioned in an interview with Wayne Gretzky conducted by John Davidson as part of the 2003 DVD "Ultimate Gretzky." Fuhr was also inducted in the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.