DK discusses life off the field, and what truly drives him.

HUGE UPDATE: Devon Kennard has made a huge impact in Detroit already. His teammates voted him one of the captains for the 2018 season. Natural leader on and off the field!

Although the Lions lost on MNF vs. the New York Jets, DK was a bright spot leading the defense with 6 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL and a QB pressure!

In the 7th grade DK was nominated as student of the week. In the school newspaper he said his dream was to go to USC and play in the NFL. 15 years later he has his undergrad and masters degree from USC and is entering his 5th year in the NFL.

This is a great example of the importance of goal setting. DK wants every kid to understand that they can achieve every dream they have for their life if they put in the work!

Devon partnered with NYCDA Founder/CEO Jeremy Snepar to teach each others the basics of code and the fundamentals of tackling. How does learning code compare to football? Watch to find out.

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I am excited to become an ambassador to Klean Athlete. Sports, training, and health have been a huge part of my life since I was 5 years old. I first fell in love with the game of football at the age of 5 when my dad put me on his shoulders after he and his Dallas Cowboys teammate won the Super Bowl in 1996. That was the day I knew I wanted to follow in his footsteps and play in the NFL. Fast forward to today and I just finished my 4th year in the NFL playing for the New York Football Giants.

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On thanksgiving day I always make sure to take the time and reflect on every aspect of my life: physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, relationally, and professionally. As I take inventory of where my life is at today my heart is filled with so much joy. This joy isn’t because my life is perfect and every aspect of life is going exactly how I wish it was. No, the joy I feel surfaces because I choose to concentrate on what I do have and how lucky I am to be in this exact position I am today. See you cant have a grateful spirit and a bitter, sad or mad one at the same time. So when you choose to be grateful for what you do have, what you don’t have can no longer hold your mind hostage. (more…)

I just finished reading Shoe Dog by Phil Knight. His story about the creation of NIKE is full of peaks and valleys. The way he navigated NIKE co. to become the most well known brand in the world is astonishing. What captivated me most about the book was the realization that Phil Knight was a regular guy no different then myself or you. (more…)