Super Bowl champ spreading the word for need of missile defenses

March 11, 2019

After winning three Super Bowl rings as a linebacker in the National Football League, Riki Ellison’s message remains the same: The best offense is a good defense.

“It doesn’t matter what game you are playing,” said Ellison, founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance — a non-profit organization advocating the development and deployment of missile defense for the United States. “If they can’t score, they can’t win.”

Ellison — who played ten seasons in the NFL and won three Super Bowl Championships with the San Francisco 49ers during the 1980s — spoke to a group of Lynchburg veterans about the importance of missile defense systems in the United States during Sunday’s meeting of the Virginia Piedmont Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW).

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