Desoto County Sports

Isaac Bruce to speak at FCA breakfast

Pro Football Hall of Famer Isaac Bruce will be the featured speaker at the 8th annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes annual fundraiser breakfast. The event will be held at the Landers Center on Thursday morning, Feb. 24, 2022.

Bruce starred as a wide receiver for the St. Louis and Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the second round (33rd player overall) of the 1994 NFL Draft. His selection to the Pro Football Hall of Fame came in 2020.  

He was also a star receiver at Memphis State University after transferring from Santa Monica College in California.  With Memphis, Bruce became the first wide receiver in school history to post a 1,000-yard receiving season. He finished the season with a school-record 74 catches for 1,054 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Bruce is currently the athletic director at University of Fort Lauderdale, a Christian college with HBCU roots, having taken the position in 2019.  

For information on tickets or sponsorships, contact Cecil Sowell with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at 901-409-1927 or by email at You may order tickets online at the FCA website.  

Isaac Bruce to appear at FCA fundraiser breakfast.

Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob is also heard on 95.3 The Rebel twice a week with sports updates and high school football play-by-play broadcasts in the fall. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

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