New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall was in Aurora, Ohio on June 22 to speak to the newest members of the NFL at the rookie symposium. The focus of the event is to help new recruits to the league get a understanding and smooth transition into the crazy world of professional football. Marshall has lately been a very active advocate of mental health issues support which is why he was a huge draw to bring to this year’s symposium. It was a very successful session and Marshall was a huge asset to the group.
The five-time Pro Bowl player got his start in football by playing for Central Florida University until he was picked up by the Denver Broncos during the 2006 NFL Draft. The Pennsylvania native also played for the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears before joining the New York Jets in 2015. Even though he is fairly new to the football league he currently holds the record of most receptions in a game in the NFL, a total of 21. In 2011, Marshall was diagnosed with having borderline personality disorder and has become a major spokesperson for the illness and does everything he can to promote awareness. The 2011 Pro Bowl MVP is also only one of five players in the history of the NFL to catch 100 passes or more throughout three consecutive seasons.
Marshall showed up at this year’s rookie symposium to help the newest draft picks adjust to life as a professional, and told them what they can expect and how to handle the tough times. It was a great event overall and a positive experience for the attendees.
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