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Lionel Manuel
Director of Market Development

Lionel Manuel is a co-founder of First Team Media and serves as the Director of Market Development. Manuel is a former standout receiver for the New York Giants, being taken by them in the 1984 NFL draft.   Manuel played six seasons for the Giants including being a starter on their Super Bowl Championship team in 1986.  Lionel attended the University of the Pacific, via Citrus Junior College, where he studied Criminal Justice, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree.  Manuel earned two varsity letters at Pacific while playing wide receiver for Pete Carroll and was teammates with Parcells, Lane, Batiste, Holt and Yagues-Nuno.  Lionel resides in Phoenix with his wife Paulina is the linebacker coach for the Arizona State Champion Chandler Wolves.


Manuel was taken in the 7th round of the 1984 NFL draft, playing 6 seasons for the Giants, including a Super Bowl Championship in 1986.

#17 Lionel Manuel, #24 Brad Lane and #37 Thomas Cowling at mid-field coin toss.

Lionel is a football coach at Chandler High School in Arizona.

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