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12 04, 2018

Aaron Rodgers: The Spark Plug

2018-04-18T18:56:42+00:00 Athlete, Football, General Interest, Professional|

He’s possibly the most dynamic passer the NFL has ever seen. He is the two-time MVP and 2011 Super Bowl champion, Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers, who suffered an embarrassing, nationally televised fall during the 2005 NFL Draft has molded himself into one of the greatest to ever play the quarterback position.

Read about Rodger’s Engineer athlete type, and how that mindset has shown itself throughout his dominant career so far:

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12 04, 2018

Unblockable: Dirk Nowitzki

2018-04-18T18:48:20+00:00 Athlete, Basketball, General Interest, Professional|

One of the most prolific scorers in NBA History, Dirk Nowitzki is perhaps the most successful foreign player of all time in the NBA.

The German-born big man is one of only eight players in the entire history of the NBA to score 30,000 points in their career.

Read more to find out how Dirk, an Engineer Athlete developed the shot that allowed him to get buckets over anyone and everyone during his Hall of Fame career:

11 04, 2018

A Dominant Evolution: Jake Arrieta

2018-04-18T18:37:48+00:00 Athlete, Baseball, General Interest, Professional|

After a revolving-door career between the Baltimore Orioles and their Richmond-based minor league affiliate, Jake Arrieta considered quitting baseball altogether.

Three years later, he put together one of the most dominant stretches by a pitcher in the entire history of baseball.

Read this and find out how a change of scenery and an open mind to new training techniques, trademarks of his Maverick athlete type– helped Arrieta transcend the poor start to his career:

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10 04, 2018

Always Adapting: Justin Verlander

2018-04-18T18:30:54+00:00 Athlete, Baseball, Coaches, General Interest, Professional|

Justin Verlander has been one of the most feared pitchers in baseball over the last decade and a half.

After playing all of his major league career for the Detroit Tigers, Verlander was traded to the Houston Astros at the trade deadline in 2017 and helped carry the Astros to the World Series title.

Find out how Verlander, a Maverick Athlete, used all of the technology and data at his disposal in Houston to develop a new pitch in his repertoire, and […]

10 04, 2018

Jared Goff: A Welcomed Change

2018-04-18T18:15:20+00:00 Athlete, Coaches, Football, General Interest, Professional|

With one of the most disappointing seasons by a quarterback selected first overall in the draft, Jared Goff was already being labeled a bust after only his rookie season.

When new head coach Sean McVay came along, he utilized Goff’s abilities and put him in a system he would be more comfortable with– and the results showed themselves quickly.

Read about how Goff re-energized his career by using his Maverick mindset; open to change and flourishing under a new, less-rigid structure:

7 04, 2018

Peyton Manning: Eyes of an Eagle

2018-04-18T18:00:37+00:00 Athlete, Football, General Interest, Professional|

Peyton Manning is known for being perceptive and intelligent behind center. Whether he was taking snaps for the Indianapolis Colts or the Denver Broncos, Manning was always the most prepared player on the field.

This affinity for preparation and hard-work relates to Manning’s mindset as an Eagle athlete, a mindset that helped him go from number one overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft to a sure-fire lock as a hall of famer and possibly the greatest quarterback of all time.

Read more about Manning’s mindset and how he used it to not only keep […]

5 04, 2018

Manny Machado: Family Bonds

2018-04-18T17:50:46+00:00 Athlete, Baseball, General Interest, Parents, Professional|

Born and raised in Hialeah, Florida, Manny Machado grew up going to Marlins games in Miami. Baseball was a key component in the Dominican household Machado was raised in.

After being selected third overall out of high school in the 2010 MLB draft, Machado has experienced many highs and some very deep lows in his young MLB career.

Read about how Machado’s upbringing and experiences in the MLB continue to change him as a person and how his Knight mentality has shown itself through […]

4 04, 2018

Kirk Cousins: You Like That?

2018-04-18T17:44:07+00:00 Athlete, College, Football, General Interest, Professional|

The team that drafted him had just mortgaged their future in order select a player who plays the same position as him three rounds earlier.

Three years later, he became the face of the franchise, and after three above average seasons, played himself into one of the richest contracts in NFL history.

Find out how Kirk Cousins Knight mindset has manifested itself throughout his career and has made him the lovable outlier of NFL quarterbacks:

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4 04, 2018

Marcus Mariota: Island Values

2018-04-18T17:36:39+00:00 Athlete, College, Football, General Interest, Professional|

The 2014 Heisman Trophy winner and second overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Marcus Mariota is one of the most decorated players in recent football history.

In high school he didn’t become the starting quarterback until his senior year at St. Louis High in Honolulu, Hawaii. As a relatively unheralded prospect, he arrived at Oregon and changed the course of an already surging national powerhouse.

Read more to find out how Mariota, now with the Tennessee Titans– embodies the Knight athlete type and […]

31 03, 2018

Blasting off: The G.R.O.A.T, Tom Brady

2018-04-18T17:17:16+00:00 Athlete, Football, General Interest, Professional|

When you think of clutch performances, there isn’t many that come to mind before the monstrous 25-point comeback the New England Patriots put together to beat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

Led by the Greatest Rocket of All Time, Tom Brady– the Patriots were able to conquer what seemed to be an insurmountable lead. With Brdy leading the way with his trademark clutch drives and killer instincts, you could feel the tide rising as the game pushed past the third quarter.

Read more to learn about how the Rocket athlete […]