Published on September 16, 2016 by Joey Mullins  
Siran Stacy speaking

Former University of Alabama and NFL running back Siran Stacy spoke to Samford University student-athletes at a recent SamfordStrong Leadership Academy seminar Sept. 13.

The SamfordStrong Leadership Academy is a program jointly developed between the athletics department and the Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership. Its mission is to bring in successful athletes to share their personal stories, and the importance of faith and character to success in all areas of life to Samford student-athletes.

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Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.