Middle School Rules of Skylar Diggins Dream Team

She briskly walks into the downtown Tulsa hotel restaurant at 3:02 and extended her right hand. “I am so sorry to keep you waiting,” Skylar Diggins said to me. I thought she was joking, but she wasn’t. Sure, she was technically two minutes late yet that hardly mattered. We were ..Continue Reading

Introducing… The Middle School Rules of Skylar Diggins

Super excited to introduce the first female athlete in the The Middle School Rules series, WNBA superstar Skylar Diggins. Books for elementary and middle school readers usually don’t target boys and girls; usually one or the other. But, for me, the decision was a no-brainer. Female athletes have inspirational childhood stories ..Continue Reading

Charles Tillman inspires Chicago Public School students

Charles Tillman isn’t perfect. He’ll be the first one to tell you that. He’s proud of his many professional accomplishments, most notably his NFL Man of the Year award, given to a player who excels on and off the field. But Charles was very forthcoming in sharing his shortcomings because ..Continue Reading

Charles Tillman surprises students at Stony Point Elementary School

In November, a counselor at Stony Point Elementary School had an idea. They wanted to get a copy of The Middle School Rules of Charles “Peanut” Tillman for every fifth grader, as they prepare to transition to middle school. Would Tillman come and speak at the school, about an hour ..Continue Reading

Happy Birthday, Peanut!

Many know you as an elite football player. But you are also an inspiring believer, husband, father and friend! https://twitter.com/Chicago_History/status/702003250162233344 Happy Birthday, @peanuttillman! pic.twitter.com/68L0ZDqm5f — NFL (@NFL) February 23, 2016 @peanuttillman Happy Birthday Mr. Tillman!!! pic.twitter.com/WfpJsxL0K2 — Austin Seibert (@Abert43) February 23, 2016 Happy Birthday to Charles @peanuttillman pic.twitter.com/YukYqrJSfO — ..Continue Reading

Charles Tillman School Challenge

Charles Tillman wants to visit your school. He and his wife Jackie are hosting a School Challenge to benefit their Cornerstone Foundation. The challenge begins now through March 31, 2016. Anyone – a teacher, parent, grandparent, neighbor – can nominate a school. Then, on behalf of that school, they can ..Continue Reading

CBN features Charles Tillman and MSR

Watch the Christian Broadcasting Network’s feature on Charles “Peanut” Tillman and The Middle School Rules. Charles discusses his faith, his daily “miracle,” the lessons he learned from his childhood, and his outlook on suffering an injury that forced him to miss the Super Bowl. Click here to see the video.

How does Charles Tillman feel about not playing in Super Bowl 50?

Throughout his illustrious NFL career, Charles Tillman racked up accomplishments that exceeded his own expectations: a pair of Pro Bowl appearances, an All-Pro selection and the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award. All that was left was a Super Bowl ring. Charles fell just short of that precious ..Continue Reading

Check out the Middle School Rules animated video

This video explains why moms want their kids to read The Middle School Rules… Why mom’s (and dads) love Middle School Rules and why you migh…What do the numbers 31, 3.10 and 50 have in common? Charles Tillman! Charles is the co-author of Middle School Rules and (though injured and ..Continue Reading

What we can learn from Charles Tillman about racial profiling

  My 8-year-old son loves football, and we often play as a family in our living room. He knows he cannot physically overtake me, but he somehow thinks he can overwhelm my wife, who is 5 foot 3. “Someday, son,” she says. “But not today.” No one, in fact, would ..Continue Reading