Superbowl Star Warren Sapp is Social Media Star

Warren Sapp, Superbowl champion and Twitter star, has been announced as the recipient of the Gravity Summit ‘Excellence in Social Media – Sports’ Award. The award will be presented to Sapp in-person at the 4th Annual Gravity Summit on Feb. 22, 2012 at the UCLA Covel Conference Center. 

As a legendary icon in sports culture, Warren Sapp, aka @QBKilla, is one of only eight defensive players in NFL history to make the Pro Bowl, be named Defensive Player of the Year, and win a Super Bowl or NFL title.

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The others are Joe Greene, Jack Lambert, Lawrence Taylor, Reggie White, Ray Lewis, Troy Polamalu and Sapp’s former teammate, Derrick Brooks. He is now reckoned as the prototype three-technique defensive tackle; ever since his retirement NFL teams scouting defensive tackles have reportedly been looking for a “Baby Sapp.”

In 2008, Sapp came in 2nd place on Season 7 of Dancing With The Stars. He was paired with professional dancer Kym Johnson. As a Twitter and social media ‘star’ with close to 1 million followers, Sapp attributes his popularity to his savvy use of these new tools.

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“The Gravity Summit Excellence in Social Media Marketing awards are designed to highlight innovators in this important new communications platform,” says Beverly Macy, CEO of Gravity Summit.

“We are delighted Warren has agreed to appear at the event and accept the Gravity Summit Excellence in Social Media Award in the Sports Category. We’re equally delighted that Warren will add his remarks on social media and sports to the event.”

The Gravity Summit Excellence in Social Media Marketing Awards launched in 2009 to recognize the superior understanding and use of social media marketing tools by well known brands, businesses and individuals.

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