Articles or Stories that are for or about college athletes.

Blasting off: Tom Brady

2018-05-25T02:22:46+00:00 Athlete, College, Football, General Interest, High School, Professional|

There is no trait in sports that is more talked about and dissected than the “clutch gene”. The ability to stare down the barrel of an immeasurable situation and deliver the goods, despite what may feel like the odds being heavily stacked against you.

This discussion is perhaps loudest when discussing the performances and careers of National Football League quarterbacks. Analysts spend hours on end debating which quarterback in NFL history is the most “clutch”.

After his performance in Super Bowl 51, where he brought his New England Patriots back from the dead against the […]

A Comprehensive Look at the 2018 NFL Draft with AthleteTypes

2018-05-16T17:37:16+00:00 College, Football, General Interest, Professional|

The 2018 NFL Draft is officially in the books, and 254 young men have had their lives changed after hearing their name called in Arlington, Texas.

Of those 254 draft picks, 248 players selected in the 2018 NFL Draft are in the AthleteTypes TAP database. That means that nearly 98 percent of all players selected from the 2018 NFL Draft are in the AthleteTypes database, including 100 percent of players taken in the first five rounds, not to mention the hundreds of undrafted players who also took […]

Kirk Cousins: You Like That?

2018-05-14T14:24:38+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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Marcus Mariota: Island Values

2018-05-14T14:23:58+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 […]

Quiet Storm: Amari Cooper

2018-05-14T14:09:49+00:00 Athlete, College, Football, General Interest, Professional|

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 […]

The Loyal Leader: Drew Brees

2018-05-14T14:07:17+00:00 Athlete, College, Football, General Interest, Professional|

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 […]

Tough as Steel: Brendan Fowler

2018-05-11T19:39:39+00:00 Athlete, Coaches, College, Lacrosse, Professional|

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. 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 and discovered he was a Rocket Athlete.

Read more to find out […]

Out of Orbit: Buster Posey

2018-05-11T19:06:40+00:00 Athlete, Baseball, College, General Interest, Professional|

A three-time World Series champion for the Giants and an All-American at Florida State, Buster Posey is one of the most successful baseball players in modern baseball.

Comfortable with being in the spotlight and always calm in the pressure-packed moments of big-time games, Posey is the poster-player for Rocket athletes in Major League Baseball.

Read about how the Rocket mentality has propelled Posey to becoming the National League MVP in 2012, and even further throughout his career:

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Hitting the Ball to the Moon: Lauren Chamberlain

2018-05-11T18:57:18+00:00 Athlete, College, General Interest, Professional, Softball|

She crushed more home runs in Division I college softball history, and left school as an NCAA Women’s College World Series champion.

Lauren Chamberlain is as competitive as they come, staying cool in the biggest moments, always calculating how she can adjust to help lift her team over the top.

Find out how Chamberlain’s Rocket athlete mindset is helping her transition from college stardom to professional success, and how it’s shown up in competition time and time again.

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Recruiting the Mental Game

2018-02-22T15:47:50+00:00 Athlete, Coaches, College, Football, High School|

National signing day was last week and there have already been plenty of think-pieces from the media and debate from fans as to which teams emerged atop of the 2018 recruiting cycle.

While yelling about measurables and star-rankings is fun for fans and easy for team PR departments to pump up, it’s important to realize that these measurements are not the end all, be all in recruit evaluation. […]