2017 Muscle Team® Athletes and Entertainers

Troy Brown
Troy Brown, New England Patriots

Troy Brown is a former New England Patriot and 3x Super Bowl Champion. Brown was born July 2nd, 1971 in Barnwell, South Carolina. During his college career at Marshall University, he filled the wide-receiver position and set a NCAA record for kickoff returns. In 1992, Brown helped lead Marshall to their first-ever national championship, intercepting Youngstown State’s Hail Mary pass in the last seconds of the game to secure a Thundering Herd victory.

After attending Marshall University, Brown was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 8th round of the 1993 NFL Draft, where he remained for the entirety of his 15-year career. In 2001, Brown led the team to their first Super Bowl championship alongside quarterback Tom Brady, and assisted the Patriots in earning two more championships in 2003 and 2004. Brown is tied for the franchise record with three punt returns for touchdowns and breaking the franchise record for yards per punt return average. Over his career, Brown demonstrated incredible versatility, primarily filling the wide receiver position, but also contributing as kick returner, cornerback and even lining up as an emergency quarterback in the 2006 preseason.
Brown is the second-longest playing Patriot in history, retiring from football after 15 seasons with the team in 2008. He ranks second in franchise history for both receptions (557) and receiving yards (6,366). In 2010, Brown was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame, and has since been honored by being inducted into the New England Patriot Hall of Fame in 2012, as well as the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016.

In his retirement, Brown has continued his legacy by giving back to those in need, earning The Ron Burton Community Service Award in 2004 for his commitment to helping others. Brown recently penned a book about his experience on the legendary New England team, entitled Patriot Pride: My Life in the New England Dynasty (2015). He currently lives in Huntington, WV and has three sons, Sir’mon, Saanjay, and Skylar.

Steve DeOssie
Steve DeOssie, New York Giants/New England Patriots

Steve DeOssie is a former American football linebacker and long snapper. DeOssie played college football at Boston College, and went on to play in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants, and the New England Patriots. DeOssie was on the Giants' Super Bowl XXV championship team. Named NFL's Man of the Year in 1996, DeOssie retired from the game at age 35.

Geneo Grissom
Geneo Grissom, New England Patriots

Geneo is currently a defensive end for the New England Patriots, having been drafted in the third round of the 2015 NFL draft. Having grown up in Kansas, he went on to play college football at Oklahoma playing defensive end, linebacker and tight end for the Sooners. During his senior year of college, he was named an honorable mention for the All-Big 12 after recording 39 tackles and 2.5 sacks that year.

After his four years at Oklahoma, he was then drafted 97th overall by the Patriots in 2015 NFL draft. On Sept. 3, 2016 he was released from the team due to final roster cuts but signed the next day to the practice squad and promoted to the activate roster on Oct. 15, 2016. Geneo has continued to be a vital member of the team’s winning record, making key tackles and supporting the team’s defensive line.

Josh Hawkins
Josh Hawkins, Midfielder/Boston Cannons (Major League Lacrosse)

Hawkins is a 5th year pro out of Loyola University (MD). At Loyola he was a four year starter and integral member of the programs first ever NCAA Lacrosse Championship Team in 2012. Hawkins was the 5th overall pick in the 2013 MLL Collegiate Draft. He was acquired by the Cannons in June of 2015 in a trade with the Charlotte Hounds. Hawkins has played in 49 games as a pro, scoring 28 goals, adding 8 assists and collecting 131 ground balls. He had a break out year with the Cannons in 2016 having a career high 14 goals, 3 assists and 51 ground balls. Hawkins was selected to play for the USA Men’s National Team for the first time on January 15, 2017.

Brandon King
Brandon King, New England Patriots

Brandon is currently a defensive back for the New England Patriots, having signed with the team in 2015. He played college football at Auburn in his final two years of collegiate eligibility, after spending his first two years playing at Highland Community College. Although he began at Auburn as a safety he was then converted to defensive end for the second half of his senior season, seeing great success on the field for the team.

He started with the Patriots on the practice squad before being signed to the 53-man roster. Brandon has been a major contributor to the Patriots in his two seasons with the team thus far. In 2015, he had strong contributions on special teams, appearing in 13 regular-season games and in both postseason games. Brandon has continued to help the team his second year with the Patriots, continuing to make key tackles on the field. He has been a strong contributor to the defensive line and helped the team in all contests. Brandon’s talents have continued to help them team each and every game.

Bill Lee
Bill Lee, Boston Red Sox

For 14 years as a left-handed pitcher (1969-1982), ten with Boston and four with Montreal, Bill Lee was anything but a conventional major league ballplayer. His career record is 119-90, including three consecutive 17-win seasons with the Red Sox (1973-1975) and a 16-win season with the Expos in 1979. He was selected to the American League All-Star squad in 1973 and pitched in the World Series in 1975 against the Cincinnati Reds. Lee was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 22nd round of the 1968 amateur draft following a brilliant college career at the University of Southern California, where he won a College World Series title. He was called up to the major leagues less than 18 months after he was drafted.

Lee was one of the game’s few counterculture symbols: he talked to animals, championed environmental causes, practiced yoga, ate health foods, pondered Einstein and Vonnegut, quoted from Mao, and studied Eastern philosophers and mystics. It was in this context that former Red Sox teammate John Kennedy first dubbed him "Spaceman," a nickname writers thereafter used as shorthand to describe his free spirit.

He resides in Vermont where he tends to a farm and continues to play baseball regularly. He still has a cult following in New England, and is one of the most popular Red Sox players of all time.

Matt Light
Matt Light, New England Patriots

Matt Light is a true team player and champion. Drafted out of Purdue University by the New England Patriots in the second round (48th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft, he retired after 11 seasons with the team. During his career, he’s played in nine division championships, three Pro-Bowls and has helped the team win five conference titles and three Super Bowl crowns. A few years ago at a home opener, Light was named to a spot on the Patriots’ 50th Anniversary Team.

Light received the third New England Patriots Ron Burton Community Service Award in 2005. In 2008, he was presented the President's Volunteer Service Award for his outstanding work in the community by President George Bush. He was named the Hockomock Area YMCA’s Special Legend in 2011, the Pop Warner Humanitarian Award winner in 2012, the Gridiron Club’s “Man of the Year” in 2012, and was recently named to Purdue University’s 2013 Athletic Hall of Fame. He’s also a member of the New England Patriot’s “All-Decade Team” for the 2000’s.

Mike "Sarge" Riley
Mike "Sarge" Riley, 98.5 Sports Hub

A Sports Public Address Announcer since 1999 and working in TV/Radio since 2000.

Radio/Television - I currently work as a Sports Anchor providing updates every 20 minutes on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston -- the flagship station of the Patriots, Bruins and Celtics. For TV - I am a video correspondent with ESPNBoston.com High Schools.

In addition I have had experience on WEEI 93.7 FM and WRKO 680 AM in Boston. And for traffic reports on television for NECN and WHDH Channel 7.

Jose Antonio Rivera
Jose Antonio Rivera, Boxing

Jose Antonio Rivera was born on April 7, 1973 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When he was 8 years old, he defined his dream to become a world champion boxer. He grew up with his four siblings and his single mother. His mother died when he was 10. From ages 10 to 15, he struggled to maintain himself, traveling from home to home. Finally, he was sent to Puerto Rico and he dropped out of school. He worked in the fields of Puerto Rico as a day laborer. One day, when Rivera was 15, his Aunt visited him; he begged her to take him back to the United States. He told her that for the first time in his life, he believed in himself. Rivera returned to the States with his Aunt, re-enrolled in school, and re-ignited his dream to become a world champion boxer.

At 16, Rivera started the pursuit of his dream. Rivera began his boxing training at the Worcester Boys & Girls Club where he was a student of Carlos Garcia, a highly regarded boxing coach. In his young amateur career he started with a record of 35-10. His professional record is 39-6-1 (24 KOs). He is a former WBA welterweight and WBA world super welterweight champion.

Jose played boxer Gilberto Brown in the 2010 Mark Wahlberg Oscar nominated film "The Fighter".

Tim Shaller
Tim Schaller, Boston Bruins

Tim is a twenty-six year old forward currently playing for the Boston Bruins. Originally from New Hampshire, Tim had an incredible college career at Providence College. He was named assistant captain for the Friars, won the 2013 Hockey East Defensive Forward of the Year and helped the team reach the Hockey East semifinals in back-to-back seasons. He finished his collegiate career having appeared in 131 games and totaling 68 points.

After his four year career in Providence, Tim signed with the Buffalo Sabres organization in 2013, making his NHL debut in 2014. His playing gave clear indication of his credentials and pro level talent.

In 2016, Tim signed with the Boston Bruins, living the dream that every hockey player from New Hampshire has playing for his hometown team. Tim is off to a great start in his first year with Bruins. There’s no doubt his talent and tenacity will continue and see success on the ice.

WWE Legend Sgt. Slaughter
WWE® Legend Sgt. Slaughter™, Wrestling

With one of the most instantly recognizable monikers of any grappler in history, Sgt. Slaughter is truly one of a kind. A former U.S. Marine, he earned his famous ring name during the service. Once he began his professional career, he would certainly solidify that name, intimidating adversaries and fans alike in his trademark drill sergeant attire. He was a top contender to Bob Backlund’s WWE Championship, and faced Bruno Sammartino in the Italian legend’s final Madison Square Garden appearance prior to his 1981 retirement. He was an NWA United States Champion, as well as NWA World Tag Team Champion with Don Kernodle. Sarge experienced a popularity explosion that coincided with Hogan's in 1984. Along with Hogan and “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka, Slaughter was one of WWE’s most beloved Superstars of the 1980s.

After departing WWE, he became the celebrity spokesman for Hasbro’s G.I. Joe TV cartoon and toy line, and even appeared on screen as a G.I. Joe animated character, further cementing his position as an icon of popular culture. Following his retirement from full-time competition, he spent some time as WWE Commissioner and was inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004. Sgt. Slaughter currently serves as a WWE Ambassador.

Miss Maine, Brooke Harris
Brooke Harris, Miss Maine

Brooke Harris was raised in Lee and currently resides in a suburb of Portland, Maine. She is the daughter of Randy and Patricia Harris and has one younger brother, AJ. She attended Lee Academy where she graduated in the top five of her class. There she was involved in Music, Civil Rights, Student Council, and Theatre and served as her class Vice President. As a daughter of an Athletic Director, she has always been an avid athlete as well. Brooke was a member of seven Maine High School State Championship teams, earning at least one in every sport she played: Soccer, X-Country, Basketball, and Softball. She was inducted into Lee Academy’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014.

Brooke then went on to graduate cum laude from University of Maine Fort Kent with her Bachelors degree in Nursing. There she competed at the collegiate level for the Soccer and Basketball teams, winning the USCAA Women’s National Soccer Championship in 2013. She was also a member of the Student Nursing Organization and served as their Student Activities Coordinator.

Brooke has merged her passions for the beauty industry and healthcare by balancing her time as an Aesthetic Nurse in Portland’s prestigious Akari salon, and a Post-Surgical/Oncology Nurse at Biddeford Medical Center. She feels most fulfilled when serving others and has known she wanted to be a nurse since Kindergarten.

Brooke enjoys spending her spare time with her family and friends, exploring all that Maine’s outdoors has to offer, and volunteering for Silent Sidekicks animal assisted therapy organization with her dog, Sheldon. She has a passion for fitness and plans to start her own beauty/fitness blog “Becoming Brooke.”

Brooke competed in her first pageant for Miss Maine USA 2014 where she placed as a semi-finalist. She then achieved 2nd Runner up in 2015 and 1st Runner-Up in 2016. She is eager to continue Miss Universe Organization’s work with Children’s Miracle Network and the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. Her heart has always been with children.

She plans to attend graduate school in the near future to earn her Doctorate and become a Certified Nurse-Midwife with dreams of one day opening her own women’s birthing center!

Miss Massachusetts, Julia Scaparotti
Julia Scaparotti, Miss Massachusetts

Julia Scaparotti resides from Peabody, MA, and graduated from The University of Rhode Island with a double major in Communications and Film & Media, and a minor in Theater. She works as an Assistant Digital Media Planner in the Media Hub division of Mullen Lowe advertising agency. Julia spends nights and weekends around New England hosting and reporting for NESN’s Dirty Water TV. As a host of NESN’s entertainment news show, she has covered a variety of events and fundraisers including the Boston Bruins Foundation’s Fashion Power Play and Maria Menounos’s Beauty Brunch. Julia also cheers for the 4x Super Bowl Champions, The New England Patriots. She is proud to work for the best organization in the NFL and her favorite part is interacting with fans all over New England and getting out in the community. Julia volunteers for The Miss Pink organization as the media relations manager. This non-profit helps families and breast cancer patients from all over New England during a time when they need help the most. Their mission is to celebrate the true beauty, courage, and heroism of each Pink Warrior. When Julia has free time she enjoys extreme sports. She has been sky diving, bungee jumped in the Swiss Alps, jumped off the tallest building in Las Vegas, zip-lined, and has even gone swimming with sharks.

Sarah Mousseau
Sarah Mousseau, Miss New Hampshire

A lifelong resident of New Hampshire, 25-year-old Sarah Mousseau is thrilled and honored to hold the title of Miss New Hampshire USA 2017. Having grown up in the Granite State, Sarah is looking forward to giving back to and representing her community.

Sarah is a recent graduate of Boston University, achieving a Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology. She is currently employed as a Speech Pathologist at a private practice in southern Maine. Her professional interests include working with patients with voice disorders, dysphagia, and traumatic brain injuries. She enjoys having the opportunity to work with all populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric. Sarah hopes to one day achieve her Doctorate.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and friends, singing, acting, running, and being outdoors. Sarah is looking forward to the year ahead and is excited to further her involvement with a variety of charitable organizations including Operation Smile and the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire.

2016 Muscle Team® Athletes and Entertainers

  • Joe Andruzzi, New England Patriots
  • Martin Bowes, Boston Cannons
  • Kevin Buchanan, Boston Cannons
  • Jordan Burke, Boston Cannons
  • Jeremy Collins, Survivor Winner
  • Steve DeOssie, New York Giants/New England Patriots
  • Matt Light, New England Patriots
  • Anthony Pupura, Rugby
  • Mike "Sarge" Riley, 98.5 Sports Hub
  • Jose Antonio Rivera, Boxing
  • WWE® Legend Sgt. Slaughter™, Wrestling
  • Paul Stewart, Former NHL Player and Referee
  • Marisa Butler, Miss Maine USA
  • Whitney Sharp, Miss Massachusetts USA
  • Jessica Strohm, Miss New Hampshire USA