5 NFL Experts Show Why Finishing Last is an Opportunity For Growth
The NFL draft is a day when each team is given a position in the drafting order in reverse order relative to its record in the previous year, which means that the last place team is positioned first; a loosing teams chance at a glorious redemption.
Today we take a look at the NFL players who rose to the top, overcame obstacles and pushed themselves on and off the field to score game defining victories and personal bests.
From players turned activists, to leading strategists in sports analytics, learn how these top players, speakers and activists learned from adversity, change and hardships to turn every moment into an opportunity for growth and success.
Colin has defied expectations his entire life.
Starting his NFL career in 2011 with the San Francisco 49ers, he was selected as the fourth pick in the second round. He became the starter in his second season, leading the 49ers to an 11-4-1 record, setting an NFL single-game record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in his first postseason start.
In August 2016, Colin began using this platform as an NFL star to courageously bring awareness to social injustice issues, saying he could no longer stay silent while issues of systematic oppression of people of color in America raged across the US. Although Colin hasn't been signed to an NFL team since beginning his protest, he continues to use his voice to inspire others.
His passion and hard work is a testament to his unique ability, powerful story, and relentless drive to overcome adversity and succeed.
As Executive Vice President/General Manager, Howie is in his 20th season with the Philadelphia Eagles and enjoying the franchises first Superbowl Win ever.
Since hiring Howie in 2000, the Eagles have earned 11 playoff berths, eight division titles, six NFC Championship appearances, two NFC Championship crowns and trips to Super Bowl XXXIX and Super Bowl LII.
Winning the 2017 Executive of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America for his integral role in constructing the team’s Super Bowl LII-winning roster, Howie's hard work, determination and leadership perfectly illustrate his ability to seize opportunity at every turn to deliver on history changing results.
A leading figure in the world of the English Premier League and European Soccer, Mike Forde is widely recognised for driving innovation and pioneering cutting-edge methods in sports. He has assisted a variety of global sports teams within the NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL to build performance models for success.
A sought-after speaker who is an expert in performance and talent management, Mike can talk about creating leading teams, strategies for becoming a high achiever and big data in sport, among other sporting and business topics.
Best known for his career in the NFL, Dhani has played for the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Cincinnati Bengals and has used his resilience and talent to become a modern day Renaissance Man.
From NFL linebacker, Super Bowl winner, to fashion entrepreneur, environmental philanthropist, community volunteer, and now Travel Channel Host, Dhani tackles every obstacle before him to create an entirely new field of success at every turn.
As a former NFL quarterback, Tom helps people become more effective leaders and to look at things from a different perspective in order to find new ideas for approaching challenges and moving things forward.
A consummate professional, Tom's vast career in sport and speaking ensures he is an ideal person for any event.
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