RESUME: Played QB for 13 years in the NFL. Member of two Super Bowl championship teams with New England. Played college football at the University of Washington. Currently works for the University of Washington football program as a fund raiser. Is co-owner with NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino of Passing Time Wine in Woodinville, Washington.

WHY DID YOU WANT TO BE AN AMBASSADOR?  Having the games in Seattle is special. This city has been so good to me and my family. This is a great way to be a part of something that’s so cool. Everyone loves and thrives on competition. So it will be fun to support all the competitors who will be getting after it.

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR THE ATHLETES?  Bring it. It’s a great stage and a great legacy opportunity. Whether it’s the playoffs, or the Rose Bowl, or the Special Olympics Games, it’s a legacy opportunity to create moments that will last forever. Come to compete, come to win, and have fun.

HOW WILL SEATTLE REACT TO THE GAMES?  It will be an awesome atmosphere with great support from the fans. All the athletes will feel the energy. Fans here love sports and they’ll be out in full force to support the Special Olympics?

FAVORITE THING TO DO IN SEATTLE:  There’s so many great restaurants, go eat some fresh seafood somewhere and you better have a glass of Washington Cabernet with your meal! That’s a perfect day.