Jacksonville Axemen Rugby League

Axemen continue to attract local celebrities to games

Todd Fordham graduated from Florida State University and was a standout on their football team. He then went on to have an 8 year career in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Pittsburg Steeler and the Carolina Panthers. Todd was a special guest 2 weeks ago when the Axemen took on the Philly Fight and he enjoyed the event so much that he will be returning today with his family.

Tom McManus graduated from Boston College where he has now been inducted into their Athletic Hall of Fame. He had a five year career in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a Middle Linebacker. He has since gone onto a sports radio career with his McManus Uncensored Radio Show that broadcasts weekdays in the Jacksonville area with Axemen Coach Spinner Howland as his co-host for the last year. He is also the founder of the “Suck It Up” movement that encourages people to make more accountability in their lives. (www.suckitupusa.com)

Laura Beard is the former Miss Gainesville, former Miss University of Florida and the current Miss Florida Gator. Laura is also is a 22-year-old second year student at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she is currently ranked in the top 5% of her class. (www.lauramorganbeard.com)

Merissa Amkraut is the former Miss University of Miami and is also an Executive Director of the Pageant Series that is the prelims for Miss Florida and Miss America. Laura graduated with her Bachelors from the University of Miami, then with her Masters in Science from the Florida International University and then her PHD from the University of Florida.