CHRIS BILLER

De La Salle class: 2004

Position: LT/DE

College: Cal

Occupation: Technical recruiter

De La Salle impact: "My experience playing football at De La Salle taught me how important work ethic, accountability, and mental toughness is in succeeding. To this day, I find these three traits to have the biggest impact on my successes and failures."

BRITT CECIL

De La Salle class: 2003

Position: QB

College: Hawaii Pacific (after military service)

Occupation: Electronics Technician, Pacific Gas & Electric

De La Salle impact: "I know that my time at De La Salle is what set me up for success. I learned how to push myself to accomplish things I never thought possible, both individually and as part of a team. Being pushed to act with integrity and unwavering determination on and off the football field made this possible. These high expectations are what set DLS apart, in my opinion, and I wouldn't be the man I am today without having gone there. I am a Spartan for life."

JOHN CHAN

De La Salle class: 2003

Position: OT/DT

College: Columbia Business School


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De La Salle impact: "Aside from my parents, De La Salle contributed the most to what shaped me into the person I am today. The military might have eventually instilled discipline and work ethic when I got to the Naval Academy, but I am not convinced I would have made it there had it not been for De La Salle. The aspects of accountability and commitment that I experienced at such a young age have helped me immensely in achieving my personal goals."

CAMERON COLVIN

De La Salle class: 2004

Position: WR

Occupation: CEO of the real estate development company Rise Above Enterprises

College/pro: Oregon; Las Vegas Locomotives (UFL)

STEVEN FUJIMOTO

De La Salle class: 2004

Position: OG/wedge buster

College: Cal (2009)

Occupation: Paramedic.

De La Salle impact: "DLS taught me important life lessons I believe will make you successful: accountability, respect, the ability to make a commitment, always being committed to hard work, and understanding the importance of being a quality teammate."

PARKER HANKS

De La Salle class: 2004

Position: LB/TE (3 years); backup QB (2003).

College: UCLA (1 year); Vanderbilt (graduate, 2008). Law school, Pepperdine.

Occupation: Attorney at Butler Snow LLP, Nashville, Tenn.

De La Salle impact: De La Salle football set the standard for what to expect from myself and others. It shaped my outlook on how to carry myself and how to hold myself accountable before I looked to others. It showed me that hard work and determination as a group is more effective than individual efforts. The De La Salle brotherhood has fostered some of my closest relationships today and created an unbreakable bond that only those who experienced it know how it feels. Attending De La Salle is the single most important decision I've made in my life.

DAMON SLATON-JENKINS

De La Salle class: 2003

Position: DB

College/pro: Fresno State; Cleveland Browns; Spokane Shock (AFL); San Jose SaberCats (AFL)

Occupation: associate director

De La Salle impact: "De La Salle changed my life."

MAURICE JONES-DREW

De La Salle class: 2003

Position: RB/LB/RS

College: UCLA

Occupation: RB Oakland Raiders

DANNY LADOUCEUR

De La Salle class: 2005

Position: WR/DB

College: San Jose State

Occupation: W-EMT in 911 system for Alameda County, assistant coach for De La Salle freshmen football team

De La Salle impact: "A lot of these guys are still my friends. One thing about being at De La Salle, we do end up holding pretty good friendships."

CHRIS MULVANNY

De La Salle class: 2003

Position: TE/DE

College: Oregon

Occupation: Medical researcher

De La Salle impact: "In our lives we will experience incidents and episodes that will test our character and force the question that we cannot avoid: "Who am I?" My experience at De La Salle reflected a significant time of evolution for me in understanding what I am capable of and I am accountable for it. The bare essence I have concluded is to be honorable, respectful, and give back. This has become my life principle."

MIKE PITTORE

De La Salle class: 2004

Position: DT

College: Cornell

Occupation: Vice president, Commercial Real Estate Special Situations & Debt Finance, Deutsche Bank in London.

De La Salle impact: "Ten years on, and I still can't shake the sense of duty and responsibility to the team I am a part of, which really makes me stand out -- sadly it seems, the sense of accountability to those around you has become a rare thing in this world."

ERIK SANDIE

De La Salle class: 2003

Position: OL/DT

College: Colorado State

Occupation: Regional Director, Merrill DataSite

De La Salle impact: "DLS taught me how to live life responsibly by being accountable and honorable to the people around me -- it made me who I am today. My best friends still are the brothers I played with, because I know that when everything is on the line and things get tough, they are the guys I can depend on."

ALEX STROUD

De La Salle class: 2004

Position: WR

College: Cal

Occupation: President, Chattel Properties, Bay Area real estate firm.

De La Salle impact: "De La Salle has had a huge impact on my life, from my relationships with the people around me to my work ethic. The school creates a brotherhood and bond that I have carried with me. The best decision I have ever made was to go to De La Salle."