My transition from a nine-year minor league baseball player to an NFL tight end almost never happened. Fear, self-doubt, and insecurity nearly derailed the leap of faith I would come to take, and the resulting success I experienced at the highest level of pro football. In my last pro baseball season, during the summer of [...]
When asked what it was like to play in the National Football League, I often use an analogy to describe a normal week. Imagine being in a car crash, slamming head on into a brick wall at 40-50 miles per hour with no seat belt. Then multiply that one incident by twenty and it’s the [...]
Youth sports in America has lost its innocence. The awful truth is, what once seemed pure and incorruptible has become more like a monopolized business.