Show NotesFrank D. Murphy, NFL player and philanthropist joins Liberty & Justice Season 2, Episode 2. Matt and Frank discuss Frank’s life, career in football and his important work with incarcerated youth. Learn more about Frank’s work at www.frankdmurphy.com and mwpcharity.org. Watch every episode of Liberty & Justice at www.whitaker.tv.
From NFL draft pick, to Founder & President of Mentoring with Purpose Charity, Frank D. Murphy is a true paragon of what a second chance really is. Battling incredible obstacles, tenacity and determination prevailed and his passion to help others realize their potential and become impactful leaders in their communities flourished.
Frank D. Murphy, is the Author of “The Man Behind the Helmet – God of Second Chance”, as well as the writer and Director of the educational stage play “The Man Behind the Helmet – The Life Story of Frank D. Murphy”. He founded the “Put Down your Fake ID” conferences and created the Frank D. Murphy online Life Skills curriculum program for youth in grade schools to upper level professionals.
Frank is the first professional athlete to produce and write his own educational stage play derived from his book and create a digital life skills program. The stage play is offered in person and virtually. He not only gives insight of his challenges, but he also offers first hand solutions. Frank is also writing and producing his first motion picture!
Frank’s life story journeys from childhood to adulthood as he overcame the struggles of growing up in an at risk, inner city neighborhood. From guns to selling drugs to jail, it seemed the odds were stacked against Frank while he faced the possibility of spending life behind bars.
After given a second chance through NFL Superbowl Coach, Tony Dungy, Frank instantly goes from drugs, guns and jail to a star athlete and successful NFL player. Concluding a successful football career receiving countless awards such as the All-American, All State and Player of the Year award, Frank didn’t stop there.
Since starting his foundation in 2009, Murphy consistently pours into his community supporting empowerment programs for the youth. His efforts in the community are instrumental; he has been awarded the JTEP Hero Award, as well as the Hero Award by the NHL Tampa Bay Lightning, recognizing him for his noble efforts to make a positive impact on the community. Murphy received the Key to the city of Callahan, FL. for his positive impressions on the youth and has even been a recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement award presented by 44th former President Barack Obama for his community work and influence on the next generation. Just to name a few.
Today, Frank is a national motivational speaker and has served as life coach and mentor to over 100,000 youth, fortune 500 companies, and professional athletes.
Matthew G. Whitaker was acting Attorney General of the United States (2018-2019). Prior to becoming acting Attorney General, Mr. Whitaker served as Chief of Staff to the Attorney General. He was appointed as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa by President George W. Bush, serving from 2004-2009. Whitaker was the managing partner of Des Moines-based law firm, Whitaker Hagenow & Gustoff LLP from 2009 until rejoining DOJ in 2017. He was also the Executive Director for FACT, The Foundation for Accountability & Civic Trust, an ethics and accountability watchdog, between 2014 and 2017. Mr. Whitaker is the Author of the book--Above the Law, The Inside Story of How the Justice Department Tried to Subvert President Trump. Buy Matt’s book here: https://amzn.to/3IXUOb8
Mr. Whitaker graduated with a Master of Business Administration, Juris Doctor, and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa. While at Iowa, Mr. Whitaker was a three-year letterman on the football team where he received the prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor.
Mr. Whitaker is now a Co-Chair of the Center for Law and Justice at America First Policy Institute and a Senior Fellow at the American Conservative Union Foundation. Matt is on the Board of Directors for America First Legal Foundation and is a Senior Advisor to IronGate Capital Advisors. He is also Of Counsel with the Graves Garrett law firm. Whitaker appears regularly to discuss legal and political issues on Fox News, Newsmax and other news outlets. He splits his time between Iowa, Florida and Washington, D.C.