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By WARREN STRUGATCH
Robinson Cano. Tim Tebow. Bo Jackson. Blair Garner.
Remember Nike’s “Boom” commercials from 2010? Cano, Tebow and Jackson,
three of the hemisphere’s best-known athletes, starred in different spots. Garner?
The kid from Uniondale was cast as Nike’s high school quarterback in a spot called
Boom Huddle. Clad in fictitious high school football uniforms, he and his teammates
break huddle and explode into action – Boom!
“That was me in the middle,” Garner recalls. “Did you see it?”
His mother, Clariona Griffith, managed her son’s budding career.
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SHAKERS GYMGUYZ PRESS BUSINESS
ACTOR BLAIR GARNER’S NEW ROLE: UNION ELECTRICIAN
Blair Garner of Uniondale changed careers
from an actor to union electrician with the
help of the United Way of Long Island.