Former NFL running back Brian Westbrook was recently a guest speaker at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association along with other athletes, military members, and educators who have had to rise above challenges that have gotten in there way at some point. Westbrook got into topics that surrounded what we can do these days to protect our young athletes from terrible injuries, and told the audience that a big key to success is to manage your expectations so that you always know what might be ahead of you at any given time. He spoke about some of his own personal injuries that came from playing so competitively on a professional level, and certain things take more time to recover from than others.
The Fort Washington, Maryland native was a top student and elite football player during his high school years, so it’s no wonder that he managed to attend Villanova for college. He played with the Wildcats from 1997 through 2001 before entering the 2002 NFL Draft where he was selected in the third round as the 91st overall pick by the Philadelphia Eagles. He spent the majority of his career with the Eagles before briefly going to San Francisco prior to retiring in 2010. And in the fall of 2015, the Eagles inducted Westbrook into the team’s own Hall of Fame in PA.
Westbrook recently spoke to a panel of athletic trainers to discuss ideas for keeping young athletes safe on the fields and pitches. He had a great story to tell that no doubt left a great impression on everyone who got to hear it.
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