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 Alex Van Dyke, Owner

After a successful professional football career, Alex utilized his background and experience to open a Going Vertical; an athletic/cardio enhancement training facility in Sacramento, California. Sports Management World Wide had been active in helping Alex formulate his transition into the business world.

At the University of Nevada Reno, Alex went on to become one the University's all time leading receivers, breaking 3 NCAA records; receptions(129), receiving(1,854) and all-purpose yards(3,100) and is a member of the UNR Hall Of Fame.  Alex walked away from UNR with 1994-1995 All-American Wide Receiver honors as well.

After graduating in 1996, Alex Van Dyke became the highest draft pick ever to come out of the University of Nevada Reno; being selected by the New York Jets as the 1st pick(31st overall) in the second round of the 1996 NFL Draft.  He went on to play five years in the NFL, where he played with the N.Y. Jets('96-'98), the Philadelphia Eagles ('99-'00) and the Oakland Raiders('01-'02).  During his professional football career, Alex had the opportunity to line up with other great receivers such as Keyshawn Johnson/Wayne Chrebet(Jets), Charles Johnson/Torrence Small(Eagles) and Jerry Rice/Tim Brown(Raiders).                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                      

 
 
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