Ovie Mughelli | All-Pro NFL Athlete & Environmental Advocate

Jan 24, 08:00 AM

Ovie Mughelli is more than just a former NFL fullback who showcased a warrior's mentality as he continues to utilize his platform from an All-Pro career and through sports to empower our next generation of environmental leaders through the Ovie Mughelli Foundation and the Gridiron Green comic.

Episode 127: Ovie Mughelli | All-Pro NFL Player & Environmental Advocate

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Show Notes:

  • Ovie has probably had upwards of 100 concussions in his career but did not qualify for the NFL concussion settlement
  • Believes that there are pros and cons to the game of football and focuses on the pros
  • Would allow his kids to play but not full contact football until the 9th grade
  • Loved the warrior mentality from his Nigerian heritage and would act like a crazed warrior on the field
  • He was all set to follow his dad in the medical profession as a doctor until NFL scouts were interested in him during his senior season at Wake Forest University
  • Has always wanted to prove his doubters wrong but had many times in his career when he doubted himself
  • Deion Sanders was a major help and mentor during his rehab from an injury early in his career
  • Being selected to his first Pro Bowl was a huge God moment in his life and faith has been a part of his life since childhood
  • Started the Ovie Mughelli Foundation in 2008 and the Gridiron Green comic was inspired by his love of the comic/cartoon Captain Planet
  • For him, sports is love, creates relationships and an outlet to be the best version of yourself
  • Words of Wisdom from Ovie Mughelli: "Love others and know that you are loved."

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