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E126: Brady Poppinga – College QB Prospects, NFL Concussion Protocol and more


This is Brady’s second time on The HawkCast. He is a former NFL linebacker who played for the Green Bay Packers, St. Louis Rams and the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Brigham Young University. Brady is a fantastic story teller and competitor who can now add author to his resume with the release of his book titled “The True Spirit of Competition”. We have another great chat in typical Poppinga fashion, no surprise visits this time. Still a great time.

Check out Brady and Aaron Rodgers on Episode 85
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E125: Ryan Leaf – Transcending the Past, NFL to Prison to Today


Ryan Leaf played four seasons in the NFL after being a Heisman Trophy Candidate as Quarterback for the Washington State Cougars. He was a 2nd overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft right behind Peyton Manning. He played for the San Diego Chargers and the Dallas Cowboys between 1998 and 2001, and also spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Seattle Seahawks. An episode of NFL Top 10 ranked him as the No. 1 “draft bust” in NFL history. Here he shares his story of how the rise to the NFL changed him, how he landed in prison, and how he’s working to transcend his past today by inspiring and guiding others to not make the mistakes he has experienced. Ryan shares a humble story of perseverance through self reflection.

Twitter: @ryandleaf
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