Quiet Storm: Amari Cooper

He was one of the most prolific receivers in the history of the Southeastern Conference. Finishing second in career receiving yards and first in career receiving touchdowns in league history, Amari Cooper was the aerial staple of the Alabama Crimson Tide offense from 2012-2014.

The fourth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Cooper emerged as a pro-bowl level wide receiver in his first two seasons in the NFL. The success he’s enjoyed stems from his quiet confidence in his game and skillset.  

Read this to learn about how the Musketeer mindset Cooper possess has pushed him into becoming the athlete he is today:  


George Springer: Helpful Energy

The Houston Astros spent the 2009-2013 seasons in the cellar of the American league. Somewhat affectionately known as the “LAstros” during this period, the suffering eventually led to something sweet for the Houston team.

George Springer, the 11th pick in the 2011 MLB Draft made his Major League debut for the Astros in 2014.

Since then, he has become the emotional leader of the Astros locker room, having a huge hand in the transformation from bottom dwellers to World Series champs.

Read more to find out how the Musketeer mindset has been a driver for Springer both on and off the baseball diamond:


The Loyal Leader: Drew Brees

Drew Brees started his career as the first pick in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft, selected by the San Diego Chargers. Three seasons later, the Chargers landed Philip Rivers in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft.

Two seasons and a rare shoulder tear later, Brees found himself looking for a starting job with not a lot of options on the table for a short quarterback coming off a major throwing shoulder injury.

He would eventually land with the New Orleans Saints, a team and city devastated by Hurricane Katrina less than a year earlier.

See how Brees’ traits as a Musketeer Athlete has kept him loyal and working hard for the team and city that gave him his second chance.


Tough as Steel: Brendan Fowler

Brendan Fowler currently plays professional lacrosse for the New York Lizards, a team in Major League Lacrosse and for the Vancouver Stealth, a team in the National Lacrosse League.

His story starts far before he landed in the professional ranks though, his college career began as he walked-on to both the Duke football and lacrosse teams, the result of hard work and mental toughness he put in while growing up.

Fowler took the TAP assessment awhile back and discovered he was a Rocket Athlete.

Read more to find out how the Rocket athlete type fits Fowler, and how effective and accurate he believes the TAP results are:


Aaron Judge: Flurry of Improvement

He’s become the face of the Yankees after just one season. The power hitting, wide smiling Aaron Judge took the baseball world by storm last season, crushing home runs and leading the Yankees to the American League Championship Series, where they lost to the eventual World Series champs, the Houston Astros.

It wasn’t always a sure thing that Judge would figure it out though. Heading into Spring training in 2017, he was in a close competition with Aaron Hicks for the Yankees starting right fielder job– after an up and down couple of months in the Majors.

Find out how Judge and his Ice athlete mentality helped transform him from a fringe-starter with potential in the Majors, to one of the biggest stars in the sport:


Matt Ryan: Matty Ice

Matt Ryan led one of the best offenses in NFL history in 2016– the best season of his career so far. He captured the league MVP and led his Atlanta Falcons team to the Super Bowl, after they missed the playoffs the year before.

In 2015, the year prior, Ryan had one of his least impressive seasons as a pro, and the Falcons offense cratered because of it.

Read this to find out how Ryan’s Ice athlete mindset helped him out work the competition in the offseason, essentially going from the worst year in his career in 2015 to an MVP campaign in 2016:


Mike Trout: The Clean-Cut Eagle

Mike Trout is one of the most exciting young players in baseball. An all-star in all six of his full seasons in the MLB, he burst onto the scene as the future face of the MLB.

The two-time MVP is an Eagle Athlete, and he displays some of the Eagle’s key characteristics, with his clean-cut attitude and appearance and his dedication to hard work on and off of the field.

Read about how Trout exemplifies the Eagle athlete type and ways and situations in which the Eagle mindset has helped propel him to the upper echelon of Major League Baseball.  […]

The Early Bird: Cat Osterman

Cat Osterman is one of the most legendary softball players in United States history. As a two-time Olympic gold medalist in 2004 (Athens) and 2008 (Beijing), and one of the most decorated college athletes of all time, Osterman was the epitome of dominance in her sport. She credits a large part of her success to a strong work ethic and mental fortitude she developed at a young age when working out with her father.

Osterman is an Eagle athlete, one who uses extrinsic things like awards and honors in order to motivate and push herself forward, paired with her strong work ethic, she became a legend.

Read more about how Osterman shaped her mindset at a young age and how she says it helped her during her playing career at Texas and for Team USA:


Peyton Manning: Eyes of an Eagle

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 himself prepared, but also how it pushed his younger and less experienced teammates to better themselves in preparation and competition.