Board of Directors

Mission Statement

The NFL Alumni is a charitable organization composed primarily of former professional football players guided in their volunteer efforts by the motto: Caring for Kids. The NFL Alumni's secondary objective is to help its own by offering support to former pros experiencing financial or medical hardship.

Caring for Kids

For more than 20 years, the NFL Alumni has worked to advance its mission of Caring for Kids by engaging in hands-on community service and working to raise money for youth-oriented charitable causes. Contact us to see how you can help as you do not need to be a former player to become a member of the chapter.

Board of Directors

President: John Haines

College: Texas 1980-83
Pro: Vikings 1984; Colts 1986-1988
He was a Four Year Football Letterman, All Southwest Conference, Captain, Most Valuable Player of the Game (7 times), and Recipient of the Neuhaus Presidential Scholarship Award.

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Vice President: Raul Allegre - Kicker

College: Texas 1981-82 
Pro: Colts 1983-85; Giants 1986-90; Jets 1991
Baltimore Colts Team MVP 1983 
All Pro (1983, 1986)
Helped Giants win Super Bowl XXI 
On Giants Super Bowl XXV winning team

Secretary: William Graham - DB

College: Texas 1978-81
Pro: Lions 1982-87

Treasurer: Matt Anderson - Center

College: Texas 1998-2001
Three-time member of Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.
Named to the Dave Rimington Trophy watch list (nation’s best center) as a senior
2001 UT Longhorn Club Sportsmanship Award winner
2000 UT Most Consistent Offensive Player
Pro: Steelers 2002; Dolphins 2002; Texans 2003

Dan Neil - OG/C

College: Texas 1993-96
2-time All-Conference (SWC 1995, Big XII 1996)
Longhorn Hall of Honor Class of 2008
Pro: Broncos 1997-2004
Helped Broncos win Super Bowls XXXII, XXXIII

Ahmad Brooks – DB

College: Texas 1998-2001
2001 Texas Football Captain
2001 Honorable Mention All-Big 12
Pro: Bills 2002; Saints 2004

Doug English

College: University of Texas 1971-1974
1974 Texas Football Defensive Captain
Pro: Detroit Lions 1975 - 1985
All Pro: 1978, 1981, 1982, 1983
Co-holder of the NFL Record for Safeties
Member of the All-Time Detroit Lions Team

Alvin (Al) Matthews

College: Texas A&I University
Associated Press All America Team, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All America Team, Lone Star Conference All Decade Team (1970s)
Pro: Green Bay Packers 1970-1975, San Fransisco 49ers & Seattle Seahawks 1976

Jerry Sisemore

College: University of Texas '69 - '73
All American '71 & '72
College All Star Game - '73
'73 NFL Draft #3 Overall
U.T. Hall of Fame '80
Pro: Philidelphia Eagles '73 - '84
Pro Bowls '79 & '81
Super Bowl XV
Philidelphia Eagles Hall of Fame '91
Tx High School Hall of Fame '94
Pro: Green Bay Packers 1970-1975, San Fransisco 49ers & Seattle Seahawks 1976

David Allen - ChFC

Owner of Allen Financial Services since 1982.
Began working with the NFL Alumni Chapter of Austin in 2002.
Joined the board of the NFL Alumni Chapter of Austin in 2003.  
David and his wife, Kathi, have advocated for abused and neglected children since 1986 so the NFL Alumni's Mission of "Caring for Kids" makes for a great synergy in their community mission.

Chris McNelley

Owner of CMC Sports & Entertainment
Worked for the University of Texas football team(2001 through 2008)and the University of Minnesota football team(2008 through 2011).
Began working with the NFL Alumni Austin Chapter in 2002 becoming a board member in 2004.
BS (1999) and MA (2003) from UT-Austin.

Stew Myrick

Program director, Texas Department of State Health Services
On-site producer/engineer & occasional on-air talent, KTXX-FM 104.9 The Horn-ESPN Austin
Eagle Scout & volunteer with Capitol Area Council, Boy Scouts of America since 1993
Joined NFL Alumni in 2008; elected to board of directors in 2009.

Johnny Walker

University of Texas: Bachelor: Education/Psychology, 1980-1983 Football Letterman: Running Back, Record 178 Yards Rushing 2 Touchdowns vs Texas A&M Thanksgiving Day 1981.
17th Longhorn All Time Rushing Leader.
17 Career Touchdowns. 4 Bowl Appearance's (Bluebonnet Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Sun Bowl, Cotton Bowl).
Drafted: 1984 in the 9th Round to St Louis Football Cardinals along with three other Longhorns 1984-87.
Currently: Investor/ Business Development