<p>Former NFL player Ray Shipman speaks to children.</p>

Former NFL player Ray Shipman speaks to children.

Stories this photo appears in:

Tease photo

Professional football player finds far-fetched passion for education

Ray Shipman transitions his ChampionShips to succeed off the field

When it comes to the classroom, the football field or a basketball court, Ray Shipman goes for the gold. Excelling in the classroom while being a student-athlete is something that Shipman is going above-and-beyond to teach youth in Miami-Dade County to do.