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Justin Gage

Athlete Ambassador


Football (NFL)


Wide Receiver


Chicago Bears 2003-2006 Tennessee Titans 2007-2010

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Current City:

O'fallon, MO

Career Highlights

Justin Gage attended the University of Missouri where he was a multi-talented athlete. He played football for four years and basketball for three years. As a basketball player, he was a three-time letter winner and played in 73 games. As a football player, Gage passed for 258 yards with four touchdowns before switching from quarterback to receiver prior to his sophomore season. Gage was a three-time All- Big 12 Conference selection at receiver and started each of the teams 34 games during his final three years, finishing with 200 career catches for 2,074 yards and 18 touchdowns. In 2003, Chicago Bears drafted Gage in the fifth-round (143rd overall). Gage would spend 4 seasons in Chicago where he would contribute 64 receptions for 908 yards and four touchdowns. For five years, Gage co-hosted an offseason youth football camp at Concordia University Chicago with former Chicago Bears guard and cousin Revie Sorey. On March 23, 2007 Gage would sign with the Tennessee Titans as an unrestricted free agent. In four seasons with the Titans, Gage recorded 137 catches for 2050 yards and 12 touchdowns. In 2008 Gage founded the Twelve Starz Foundation, which benefits underprivileged youth.

Post Career Highlights

Since retiring from the NFL in 2011, Justin has been actively training the next generation of athletes in the St. Louis, MO. area. Gage spent the 2014 and 2015 season coaching High School football and helped lead his team to their first District Championship game in school history. While struggling with depression, anxiety, and lingering pain issues, Gage started educating himself on the benefits of Medical Marijuana. He is an outspoken advocate of cannabis and currently the Chief Relations Officer with REAL Cannabis Co. a Missouri based Medical Cannabis Entity. Gage is also a licensed real estate agent in the St. Louis and neighboring areas.

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REAL Cannabis Co.
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Twelve Starz Foundation
Twelve Starz Foundation
Established in MO - Founded by Justin Gage, who is a former football wide receiver. He previously played for the Chicago Bears and the Tennessee Titans. He holds the following records for football at the University of Missouri: most passes caught, most yards gained, and most consecutive games with a pass reception. This independent foundation benefits underprivileged youth.
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In The News

NFL's Clint Johnson Joins Cannabis Advocacy Group, Says Helping Others Is 'Lifelong Mission'
NFL's Clint Johnson Joins Cannabis Advocacy Group, Says Helping Others Is 'Lifelong Mission'
Athletes for CARE recently hired Clint Johnson, former football player for the Atlanta Falcons (NFL), Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) and Notre Dame.

Johnson will be the organization's Director of Development.

Athletes for CARE is focused on advocating for research, education, and compassion around health issues, with a focus on cannabis. Johnson will bring a wealth of experience from a dynamic career focused on the growth, development, and expansion of organizations that directly benefit the community, to his role at Athletes for CARE.
The Week In Cannabis: GrowGeneration’s Spike, Big Earnings, Stocks In Decline, And Dutchie’s Funding
The Week In Cannabis: GrowGeneration’s Spike, Big Earnings, Stocks In Decline, And Dutchie’s Funding
GRWG) managed to close in the green, with gains of 24%. This still meant giving up some of the gains accrued between Aug. 12 and Aug. 19.

The rally started last Friday when the grow supplies company reported its second-quarter financial results, establishing a new revenue record for the tenth consecutive quarter.

GrowGeneration continued to spike on Monday after Jim Cramer interviewed CEO Darren Lampert on CNBC, describing its business model as the “most exciting” he’s seen in retail.

Following a five-day rally, GrowGeneration’s stock hit a peak of $22.30 on Wednesday, and commenced a small decline as excitement around its earnings wore off and some investors looked to take profits. On Friday, shares took a dive of more than 9% after Hindenburg Research published a report arguing the “Euphoric Retail Stock Has The Brightest Management Red Flags” that analysts have “ever seen,” saying downside surpasses 70%.
With CFL season scuttled, Bergman enjoys 'just being a dad'
With CFL season scuttled, Bergman enjoys 'just being a dad'
The silver lining for Norfolk County native Shane Bergman in COVID-19 upsetting plans for the 2020 Canadian Football League season is the extra time he got to spend with his nine-month-old son, Asher.

The season, originally scheduled to begin in June, was officially cancelled this week.

The CFL had asked the federal government for a $30-million interest-free loan with the intention of creating a hub city (Winnipeg) to host games with no spectators. But the loan was turned down and the CFL put the brakes on plans for a six-game regular season, followed by playoffs and a Grey Cup.

“I had no idea what was going on with those talks between the CFL and the federal government,” said the offensive lineman for the Calgary Stampeders. “I didn’t know about the final decision but I thought it was going (to be cancelled) just because it took so long. It was inevitable.”
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