Are you ready for the return of the LA RAMS?  So is CHATOGRAPH!  With an awesome CHATOGRAPH session in the books with former Rams All-Pro Kyle Turley, and more scheduled with legendary players, be sure to check us out and follow us on social media as we announce our next Rams exclusive CHATOGRAPH event!


And we will be out at Rams training camp in Irvine on July 31st so come say hello!


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Several legendary athletes that have worked with CHATOGRAPH are on the cusp of being inducted in their respective Hall Of Fames.  Here are some of our favorites:

Roger Craig who played 11 seasons with the San Francisco 49ersLos Angeles Raiders and Minnesota Vikings.  While the 2015 Pro Football Hall Of Fame class Jerome Bettis includes great players like Junior Seau, we believe that Roger should one day wear the yellow blazer as well.  For more details on Roger Craig, check out his Featured Athlete page on CHATOGRAPH.com

As for the inductees going in, here’s what you need to know.  This year’s class features one of the most storied and accomplished running backs in the league’s history, former Pittsburgh Steeler Jerome Bettis, as well as former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown, and late legendary linebacker Junior Seau of the Chargers.  This year’s class is two shy of 2014’s, which was led by defensive stars Derrick Brooks and Michael Strahan, and receiver Andre Reed.

The class also includes two contributors. Bill Polian, who built up the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, and Indianapolis Colts as a general manager, and Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf.  Others include guard Will Shields, center Mick Tingeloff, and defensive end Charles Haley.

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Jake Plummer SI

Jake Plummer SI

CHATOGRAPH™  is excited to bring former NFL QB and ASU legend Jake “the Snake” Plummer to the team.  The Pro Bowl quarterback played 10 seasons in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos.  With his ability to will his teammates to victory, Jake lead his teams to improbable playoff victories including the ’98 upset of the Cowboys.  In his career, #16 threw for almost 30,000 yards and over 160 TDs.

Before becoming a fan favorite in the NFL, Jake lead Arizona State University to a Rose Bowl berth in 1997.  Named an All-American and Heisman finalist, Plummer became a Sun Devil legend with a 19-0 upset of then #1 Nebraska.  Playing alongside  American hero Pat Tillman in both college and the NFL, Plummer continues to support the Pat Tillman Foundation and portions of his CHATOGRAPH™ proceeds will go to support the foundation.  For more info on there Pat Tillman Foundation, please check out the CHATOGRAPH™ charity page.

Jake Plummer is currently an NFL game analyst on Sports USA’s Sunday Doubleheader package as well as a college football analyst on the Pac-12 Network.  Follow Jake on Twitter at @SnakesTakes and get ready to chat live with the legend.


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Roger-Craig Super Bowl


Roger-Craig Super Bowl

Check out Roger’s recent interview where he talks 49ers, Levi’s Stadium, and of course, his CHATOGRAPH™ event!

Recently added to the CHATOGRAPH roster, Roger Craig is a welcome addition to the team!  Known for his high-knee running style, Roger is one of the iconic members of the 49ers dynasty.  Craig was drafted in the second round of the 1983 NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers after attending the University of Nebraska, where he once held the record for longest run from scrimmage (94 yards, set during a 1981 game against Florida State University).

In his rookie year, he scored a combined 12 touchdowns rushing and receiving, as the 49ers reached the NFC Championship game that year.  On January 20, 1985, in Super Bowl XIX, Craig became the first player ever to score three touchdowns in a Super Bowl during the 49ers’ 38–16 victory over the Miami Dolphins.  The following season Roger Craig became the first player in NFL history to run and receive for at least 1,000 yards in the same season. He ran for 1,050 yards on 214 carries and led the NFL with 92 catches for 1,016 yards. He scored a team high 15 touchdowns.

In 1988, Craig was named NFL Offensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press. He ran for a career high 1,502 yards and caught an additional 76 passes for 534 yards. A memorable game occurred in week 7 against the Los Angeles Rams. He scored three rushing touchdowns and ran a career high 191 yards. He went on to assist the 49ers to Super Bowl XXIII by amassing 262 combined rushing and receiving yards and two touchdowns in their two playoff games. In the 49ers’ 20-16 win over Cincinnati in that Super Bowl, he rushed for 71 yards and caught eight passes for 101 yards.

In the 1989 season, the 49ers advanced to the Super Bowl for the second year in a row, aided by Craig’s 1,527 combined rushing/receiving yards and seven touchdowns in the season, along with his 240 combined rushing/receiving yards and two touchdowns in their two playoff games. In San Francisco’s 55-10 win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXIV, Craig rushed for 69 yards, caught five passes for 34 yards, and scored a touchdown.

Craig played one season with the Los Angeles Raiders and two with the Minnesota Vikings before he retired after the 1993 season. Craig appeared in the NFL Playoffs every year of his career, and made the Pro Bowl four times (1985, 1987–1989).

He was the first running back to gain more than 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in the same season (1985). Since then, only one other running back has achieved the same feat (Marshall Faulk in 1999). Craig also caught a then-record 92 passes in the 1985 campaign. In 1988, Craig set a then-franchise record of 1,502 yards rushing. The 1988 season was the second time Craig broke the 2,000 combined yardage mark in his career.

Craig finished his eleven NFL seasons with 8,189 rushing yards, 566 receptions for 4,911 receiving yards, and three kickoff returns for 43 yards. Overall, he amassed 13,143 total yards and scored 73 touchdowns (56 rushing and 17 receiving).

As of today, Roger Craig remains the only running back to lead the NFL in receptions for a single season, and the only one ever to record over 100 receiving yards in a Super Bowl.  Roger is an avid fitness enthusiast who has run multiple marathons.  Just as successful in the business world as he was on the gridiron, Roger remains one of the most approachable celebrities and enjoys working with multiple corporate partners and business ventures.

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The Hall of Fame running back for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons is regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the NFL. Becoming a superstar in college while at SMU running alongside his “Pony Express” teammate Craig James, Dickerson amassed over 4,400 yeards rushing in his NCAA career. The tall, lightning-fast tailback finished his career third in the Heisman vote behind Hershel Walker and John Elway and set numerous school and conference records that still stand today.

Selected second overall in the famous 1983 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams, #29 became an immediate success establishing rookie records for most rushing attempts (390), most rushing yards gained (1,808) and most touchdowns rushing (18), including another two receiving touchdowns. His efforts earned him All-Pro, Pro Bowl, Player of the Year and Rookie of The Year honors.

In his second season, Dickerson continued his onslaught on the NFL record book becoming a member of the 2,000 yard rushing club. Twelve times in 1984 he gained more than 100 yards rushing, breaking the record of 100-yard games in a season held by OJ Simpson. His 2,105 total yards rushing beat Simpson’s 1973 NFL season record of 2,003 yards (Dickerson having reached 2,007 yards after 15 games), but since the NFL expanded the regular season from 14 to 16 games in 1978, Dickerson had the benefit of playing in two additional games. No one has since rushed for more yards in a single NFL season. Dickerson’s 5.6 yards per carry led the Rams to a playoff berth in 1984.

In 1987, after playing just three games for the Rams during the strike-shortened 1987 season, Dickerson was traded to the Colts in one of the NFL’s biggest trades ever at that time. Although he played in just nine games with the Colts that year, he still managed to gain 1,011 yards to finish the season with 1,288. As a result of his spectacular play, he spearheaded a late season Colts run that helped the team to their first winning season (and first playoff berth) in 10 years.

In April 1992 Dickerson was traded from the Colts to LA Raiders for their fourth and eighth round picks in the 1992 draft. After establishing several more career highlights and continuing his steller career carrying the rock, the leading half of the “Pony Express” was dealt to the Atlanta Falcons. Playing for his forth team, Eric finished his Hall Of Fame career holding numerous records including becoming the fastest player to reach 10,000 yards (91 games) and holding the rookie rushing record. Dickerson lead the NFL in rushing four times, was a six time Pro Bowler and five time All Pro who was enshrined in Canton in 1999.





Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida is a UFC superstar and icon in the world of MMA. The Japanese-Brazilian professional mixed martial arts fighter and son of a Japanese-Brazilian Shotokan karate master Yoshizo Machida, Lyoto is considered by many to be the most talented fighter of the UFC. The Dragon is currently a favorite to become the Middleweight Champion of the world having fought mostly as a light heavyweight previously.

In 2009 he won the UFC light heavyweight title by defeating Rashad Evens in near perfect fashion. He is the 1st UFC fighter to win a title with a perfect record (16-0). Leading up to his title he secured victories over talented opponents such as Tito Ortiz, Rich Franklin, B.J. Penn, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, Stephan Bonnar, Thiago Silva, and Sam Hogar. Machida is noted for his semi-orthodox fighting style, known as Machida Karate. As a karate practitioner, Machida uses an unorthodox (or southpaw) stance and relies on quickness and perfect technique.

Machida currently fights out of the Machida Dojo in Belem, Brazil while living in the South Bay near Los Angeles. He trains with such fighters as UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva, former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort, and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.






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An offensive tackle who earned All-Pro honors while playing in the NFL, Turley thrived with the New Orleans Saints, St. Louis Rams, and Kansas City Chiefs.  At over 300 lbs and with the quick feet he developed as a high school wrestler, Turley was known for both his blocking skills and his nasty demeanor.

As a star player at SDSU, Turley was selected 7th overall in the NFL draft after an All-American season with the Aztecs.  From the start, Turley was one of Coach Ditka’s guys made in the same tough mold as the Hall of Fame coach.  Kyle’s most famous moment came, when protecting his QB Aaron Brooks, he ripped the helmet off of the Jets defender who was attempting to injure his signal caller.  The infamous helmet toss that followed made big #68 an instant legend.

As impressive as the outspoken lineman was as on the field, he was just as interesting off it with a list of unique hobbies including surfing and music. Towards the end of his NFL playing career, the lineman devoted more time to his musical talents and upon retiring from the NFL, Kyle formed the Kyle Turley Band.  Now, with several albums to his credit under his Gridiron Records label, Turley has toured with legendary bands including Hank Williams III and Lynrd Skynyrd.

With his combination of outspoken personality and loyalty, Turley also serves to promote the needs of retired NFL players in need.  Teaming up with Coach Ditka, Kyle is a spokesman for Gridiron Greats and continues to tirelessly bring awareness to players who suffer ongoing injuries due to their commitment on the field.

KT signs his transcript certificates after his one-on-one social media CHATOGRAPH chat with fans!

KT signs his transcript certificates after his one-on-one social media CHATOGRAPH chat with fans!


Former first round pick and All-Pro OL Kyle Turley engaged fans Saturday afternoon at August 8th at 5pm PST where he discussed everything from his greatest memory, teammates, and fans.  Turley signed CHATOGRAPH transcript certificates for a one-of-a-kind celebrity engagement for fans!

Here is the complete CHATOGRAPH conversation:

Chris Boatman: Who were some of your favorite teammates at State? Who was the best athlete you played with?

@KyleTurley: Chris, My O-line brothers were my favorite.  Ephram Salam, Mike Malano, & others. Best athlete- @MarshallFaulk!

@2400Baudboy: What were the biggest differences between football at the College level and at the NFL level?

@KyleTurley: Speed!  Size and Speed. @KyleTurley @2400Baudboy

Don Rhoads: What was your favorite moment in Aztec history? @kyleturley

@KyleTurley: Good question Don- It was all great.  Represented a smaller school as a first round pick as the first o-lineman taken.

Chris Mascaro: Kyle, no one played the game or brings more passion to interviews than you. Your music is awesome, your CDs never leave my car CD player. @KyleTurley @ctmascaro

@KyleTurley: Thanks Chris!  I appreciate the love and glad you like music.  Keep rockin’ it loud! @KyleTurley @ctmascaro

Chris Mascaro: We have always really enjoyed having you on our show Thursday Night Tailgate. What changes are you hoping will come from the NFL & NFLPA to take care of alumni players? @KyleTurley

@KyleTurley: They will stop looking at the money directed towards benefits as the NFL’s own.

Aaron Cull: Fellow Aztec, Big SDSU Fan!  @KyleTurley

@KyleTurley: Aaron, Fight on, brother!  Sons of Montezuma, we will win again! We’re with you so get better. @KyleTurley @SDSU

@supertk23: I am a middle school O-Line coach. What advice can you give for new-to-football linemen, as well as for motivating linemen that wanted to play other positions? @KyleTurley

@KyleTurley: Weight has nothing to do w/ skill.  Footwork is the key.  Work hard, never quit. @KyleTurley

Andrew H: Kyle, who do you give the hardest hit to and who did you receive the hardest hit from? @KyleTurley

@KyleTurley: My all-time favorite battles were with @MichaelStrahan so I’d say him.  But there were too many big hits to mention. @KyleTurley

@2400Baudboy: What were your best and worst experiences with the NFL draft? @KyleTurley

@KyleTurley: The best experience was obviously going 7th overall as the first lineman taken.  There was no bad experience for me.  I was at home with my family. @KyleTurley

Marlow: Hi KT! Did you ever have to put a rookie in his place during training camp? @KyleTurley @Marlowonline

@KyleTurley: Marlow, We are all fighting for a job.  Sometimes you have to show you’re the guy!  But I had to sing the SDSU fight song plenty my Rookie year too. @KyleTurley @marlowonline






The New York Giants had a one-two punch in the 90′s with Phillippi Sparks playing cornerback opposite Jason Sehorn.  Sparks, #22, was drafted in the second round out of Arizona State University in 1992 where he was an All Pac-10 CB.  As a finalist for the Thorpe Award as a Sun Devil, Sparks played alongside boyhood friend and future Cowboys legend Darren Woodsen.

As a shut-down corner, Sparks combined coverage skills with a fearless approach to hitting that often had him taking on much larger offensive players.  With 27 career picks, Phillippi was a staple in the Giants secondary and his stellar play earned him a spot on the All-Madden Team.  Twice Sparks had a career-high five interceptions in a season and he finished his career playing for his favorite childhood team, the Dallas Cowboys.

Sparks has maintained a high-profile status in the celebrity world as the father of American Idol winner and current pop star, Jordin Sparks.  Phillippi Sparks is a member of the ASU Sports Hall of Fame and was a member of the Glendale Community College National Championship team where it was rumored he averaged 50 yards per kickoff return!



MLS Playoffs - Western Conference Finals - FC Dallas v Los Angeles Galaxy

MLS Playoffs - Western Conference Finals - FC Dallas v Los Angeles Galaxy

Kevin Hartman was drafted 29th overall in the 1997 MLS draft by the Los Angeles Galaxy and all he’s done since that time is set every major statistical record for goalkeepers in MLS history! Named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year in 1999, Hartman helped the Galaxy win the US Open Cup in 2001 and 2005 and the MLS Cup in 2002 and 2005.

The two-time MLS champion played alongside such icons as Landon Donovan and Cobi Jones and helped the Galaxy to become one of the storied franchises in the MLS.  After ten years with the Galaxy, Hartman was traded to the Kansas City Wizards following the 2006 season.  Following several years with FC Dallas where “El Gato” continued to set all-time records including wins, games, clean sheets, etc., Kevin is brining his legendary career to New York as a member of the Red Bulls.  On June 4, 2011, Hartman became the first goalkeeper in MLS history to record 100 clean sheets while playing in over 400 MLS  games! 

The undisputed future Hall of Fame Goalkeeper is just as successful off the pitch and along with numerous charitable causes and corporate partnerships, Hartman is also a published author.  After concluding his stellar career, Kevin has moved up to the broadcast booth to serve as the color commentator for FC Dallas. The multitalented athlete is married to his lovely wife Jennifer and along with his two daughters, “El Gato” remains one of the all-time favorite MLS players and American soccer icon.



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MLS legend Kevin Hartman engaged fans Friday evening at 5pm PST and he discussed everything from his career to the World Cup.  Hartman then signed the CHATOGRAPH transcript certificates for a one-of-a-kind celebrity engagement for fans!

Kevin Hartman with a signed CHATOGRAPH transcript


Kevin Hartman with a signed CHATOGRAPH transcript

Kevin Hartman with a signed CHATOGRAPH transcript

Here is the complete CHATOGRAPH conversation:

@RandyRovegno: @KevinEHartman, what would be the highlight of your career?Was it the MLS Cup?Playing on the US team?Setting the all-time saves record?

@KevinEHartman: @RandyRovegno, there are so many things I’m proud of in my career. I’m fortunate to have played with so many great players on great teams.But it’s about winning so the two MLS cups are at the top of my list. @KevinEHartman @EliteSportGK

Zach: @KevinEHartman I attended your goalie camp in PV and you were a great coach!

@KevinEHartman: Zach, That’s great! It’s always cool to give back to my hometown and help kids who play on my old fields. @chatograph @EliteSportGK

Bean: @KevinEHartman, What advice would you give me as a young goalie?

@KevinEHartman: Bean, I think you need to hang in there. It’s a position you learn through experience.  And some of that includes pulling the ball out of the net. But there’s nothing like the excitement of making a save so keep at it.

Dillan: @KevinEHartman Kevin, what players do you have the most respect for?

@KevinEHartman: Dillan, I grew up watching Peter Schemeichel of Man U. Always had a soft spot for Americans like Friedel and Howard as well.

Carldiorio: @KevinEHartman Which World Cup goalkeepers have exceled and who has disappointed?

@KevinEHartman: @Carldiorio, Ochoa has been brilliant. The Costa Rican Navas has been good. I love Thibaut Courtois from Belguim. @chatograph @EliteSportGK

@bobhorn90@KevinEHartman Was Ochoa’s game for Mexico the best goalkeeping performance you’ve ever seen?

@KevinEHartman: @bobhorn90 I’d say it was up there. Maybe not the greatest single performance. I’d go with the heroics of Kasey Keller versus Brazil.

@jtbojanglesxxxl: @KevinEHartman As a fellow Pac-12 alum, what do you think of the level of soccer that your Bruins and others play in the conference?

@KevinEHartman: @jtbojanglesxxxl, Its good. I follow UCLA & they had Stolz who was an All-American. I think there’s 3 from the Pac-12, it’s a talented league

@Bidenkapkevin: @KevinEHartman what do you think about the US team leaving Landon Donovan off of the World Cup roster?

@KevinEHartman: @Bidenkapkevin, that’s tough. I know Landon, I’ve played with him, and won championships with him.  He’s one of the greatest American players ever. I just hope Dempsey and the team do us proud and it’s not an issue.

@MohrTennis: @KevinEHartman, If you weren’t a keeper, what position or other sport would you play? @chatograph @EliteSportGK @MohrTennis

@KevinEHartman: @MohrTennis, I’d play golf! I enjoy playing and I like the resorts. Plus the course design and the strategy behind development is cool.





From the time the two-sport star excelled at Michigan State through his illustrious pro baseball career with the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres, Steve Garvey became an icon in the world of sports.  The ten-time All Star and 1974 NL MVP became known for his consistency and durability in the majors and was a part of one of the greatest infields in the history of the game along with Ron Cey, Bill Russell, and Davey Lopes.

Garvey is one of only two players to have started an All-Star Game as a write-in vote, doing so in 1974. That year he won the NL MVP award, and had the first of six 200-hit seasons. Only 15 players in all of Major League Baseball history have had six or more 200 hit seasons (as of the end of 2010).

Garvey set a National League record with 1207 consecutive games from September 3, 1975, to July 29, 1983. It is the fourth-longest such streak in Major League Baseball history.  In the 1978 NLCS, Garvey hit four home runs, and added a triple for five extra base hits, both marks tying the NL record.

After signing with the San Diego Padres, Garvey would create another lasting highlight with his heroic home run against the Cubs in the 1984 NLCS.  Hitting a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 9th, #6 propelled the Padres to their first World Series and served as the iconic moment in the franchise’s history.  As a result of his incredible play and stellar career, San Diego retired his jersey number which now hangs in Petco Park.  Some of the career highlights of Steve Garvey include:

  • 10× All-Star selection (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985)
  • World Series champion (1981)
  • 4× Gold Glove Award winner (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977)
  • 1974 NL MVP
  • 2× All-Star Game MVP (1974, 1978)
  • 2× NLCS MVP (1978, 1984)

Today, Garvey remains in the public eye with his business and baseball ventures and as a fan favorite, Steve can often be found at shows, signing autographs, or speaking to corporate groups and little league teams alike.  CHATOGRAPH is proud to work with Garvey and looks forward to many engagements with the Iron Man for years to come.

Steve Garvey Signing CHATOGRAPH


10x MLB All-Star legend Steve Garvey engaged fans Saturday afternoon at 1pm PST and he discussed everything from his greatest memory, teammates, and fans.  Garvey signed CHATOGRAPH transcript certificates for a one-of-a-kind celebrity engagement for fans!

Here is the complete CHATOGRAPH conversation:

Ricardo: Steve, In which game where you the most nervous your first one, or your last one?  @stevegarvey6

Steve: Ricardo, probably the first.  You are always more nervous with the unknown. I’d never played in the majors.  It was new. I didn’t know the last game would be when I pinch hit. @stevegarvey6

Michael Bradley: Steve, I just wanted to thank you for the 4 World Series,1981 Championship,Gold Gloves,MVP,AllStar games and all of the great years you gave the Dodgers. @stevegarvey6

Steve: Michael Bradley, thank you for being a great fan and you’re the reason I played game.

B. Meekins: Steve, We sit back, close our eyes, and go to your greatest baseball moment. Can you tell us where we are & why that moment….

Steve: B. Meekins, 11:59pm… Oct. 28th at NY Yankee stadium… the third out is caught for final out of the ’81 World Series!  @stevegarvey6

 @randyrovegno: Steve, What where you thinking when you hit the home run in the ’84 NLCS that ultimately sent the Padres to the World Series?  @stevegarvey6

Steve: Randy, “There will be a tomorrow!”  And a chance to win the NLCS!  @stevegarvey6 @randyrovegno

Chris: Steve, Of all your awards including All-Star games, MVP, etc. what would be your most prized accomplishment? @stevegarvey6

Steve: Chris, It would have to be the World Championship.  It’s a team sport so winning is the most important thing.  Individually, if I had to list something, it would be the consecutive game streak, 1207 games.  @stevegarvey6

Sawyer: Steve, playing first base I also hit a walk-off to win my league championship like you did for the Padres!  @stevegarvey6

Steve: Sawyer, Congratulations!  Welcome to the “Garvey Walk-off” team!  @stevegarvey6

‪@VinScullyTrib: Hey Slugger – When The ‪@BaseballHall finally makes a plaque big enough to list the details of your 19yr career, how do want to be inducted? @stevegarvey6

Steve: @VinScullyTrib, As a gentleman and a man who played the game the right way.  @stevegarvey6

John: Steve, What other first basemen in your era (70’s & 80’s) were even close to your abilities?  @stevegarvey6

Steve: John, I would say Tony Perez, Willie Stargell, Willie McCovey and Pete Rose.  All were great.  @stevegarvey6

Darrin: Steve, Who were the best teammates you ever played with?  @stevegarvey6

Steve: Darrin, I loved all my teammates.  They helped me get where I was.  I was probably closest to Jerry Reuss & Dusty Baker. @stevegarvey6