For eight years, this all-pro linebacker for the Miami Dolphins prowled the NFL's gridiron, looking for football or foe to devour. Now he’s roaming South Florida’s backyards and tailgates seeking the next great recipe to tackle his taste buds and yours. His name is John Offerdahl and he is…the Gridiron Griller!
The Grand Grill-Off is one of the most exciting food and wine tasting events in South Florida. The 2013 festival had just over 3,000 wine, food and sports enthusiasts in attendance.
Over 20 of South Florida’s finest chefs team with Miami Dolphin Legends to compete for the “Judge’s Choice” and “Fan’s Choice” Awards. In addition to a variety of award-winning cuisine, the Grand Grill-Off features live musical entertainment, premier wines from E & J Gallo, spirits and brews – plus an afternoon cornhole competition that pairs fans with Celebrity Chefs and NFL greats for a chance to be crowned the title of “Cornhole Competition Champion.” For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.gridirongrilloff.com
Sachia was born on May 11th 1995, despite being a premature baby of 3 pounds, she rapidly developed into an athletic young girl with muscle tone and a natural athleticism with which she could play any kind of sport. Sachia started off on the track with older boys and girls but was not satisfied already sensing she wanted to channel her athleticism in a different direction.
She found her true passion at the age of 5 years old during her first tennis lesson and since has become number 1 in every age division from when she was 10 to 14 years old. She won State championships, various distinguishable tournaments and also competed at Nationals in the US.
At 12 she won the Easter Bowl in the US one of the most prestigious tournaments in the nation, then added success at the Gator Bowl and Eddie Herr both top junior championships.
A year later, she started playing ITF and won 5 ITF Junior titles.
She is currently ranked in the top 200 of the WTA. Sachia aspires to become number 1 in the World and her results are testament of her continuous daily progress.
Crowder, has leveraged his success on the field into a promising radio/TV career. He has established himself as a South Florida radio personality with natural talent and unique ability to entertain listeners. He is currently the co-host of “The Kup & Crowder Show” airing daily Monday through Friday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm on Beasley Broadcast’s 560 WQAM.
Channing is known for his humor and outgoing persona which grabs the public’s attention. The Miami Herald quoted, “The Dolphin Linebacker dishes out the type of candor and laugh-out-loud humor that reporters have come to expect from him.” He has also appeared on NFL Network’s Top 100 Players segment; Super Bowl’s Radio Row and was a guest host on Sports Rap Live for CBS 4.
Channing is committed to making a difference in the South Florida Community. His charitable involvement extends from making public appearances to supporting local charities such as the Sun-Sentinel Children’s Fund and the Boy’s and Girls Clubs of Broward County.
Channing is married to Aja Crowder and the two have a son named Randolph Channing Crowder the III and a newborn Daughter named Ava Crowder.
McDuffie was born in Marion, Ohio. He attended Hawken School in Gates Mills, Ohio, excelling in football, basketball, track and field and baseball. McDuffie attended Pennsylvania State University, and played for coach Joe Paterno's Penn State Nittany Lions football team.
The Miami Dolphins selected McDuffie in the first round (25th pick overall) of the 1993 NFL Draft. He returned punts and was a reserve wide receiver before earning the starting spot for the Dolphins. During his formative years with the Dolphins, McDuffie became known as Dan Marino's favorite receiver. His 415 career catches are fourth all-time in Dolphins history. In 1998, McDuffie caught 90 passes, leading the NFL in that category. He is the only Dolphin to achieve this feat. With the exception of Mark Clayton and Mark Duper, McDuffie caught more passes thrown by Dan Marino than any other Miami Dolphin. He played his entire career in Miami, retiring in 2000 because of a nagging toe injury.
McDuffie was formerly a radio personality for WAXY, an AM sports radio station in South Florida and is now a sports blogger at OPENSports.com. He is also the founder and chairman of the Catch 81 Foundation, an organization created to raise money for children's charitable causes in the South Florida metropolitan area. He was inducted into the Dolphins Walk of Fame on December 29, 2013.