Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow Sr. making an impact at Lakeland College

GREEN BAY -- If Green Bay Packers' tight end Jermichael Finley wanted someone to teach him all the nuances of the position, he'd only have to look to Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow. Because Winslow decided to become a big fish in a small pond, Finley wouldn't have to look far.

He stood 6'5" tall and weighed 250 pounds, and he used to be known as Kellen Winslow of the San Diego Chargers -- one of the greatest tight ends in history, and a pro football Hall of Famer.

These days, with Kellen Winslow Jr. on the NFL scene, "Dad" is known as "Senior."

Now 54, Winslow is also known now as athletics director at 150-year-old Lakeland College, a Division III school out of the Northern Athletics Conference. It didn't take the east St. Louis, Illinois native long to form a favorable impression and share his belief that sports have always made a big impact on society.

Winslow, who holds a Bachelor's Degree in counseling psychology and a Juris Doctorate wants to use athletics to move Lakeland College in a positive direction. His coaches already understand what the man who always wanted the football wants out of them when it comes to the student athletes.

As a player, Winslow was a winner, and he expects the same out of the sports programs at Lakeland.

Winslow is also leading a campus-wide effort on wellness. It's designed to help all students understand how their lifestyle choice impact their health and jobs in the future.