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Athletics, Academics, and Changing the Narrative w/ Mike Neal – UW Football

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2020 / 05 / 07

Mike Neal, a recently graduated football player from the University of Washington, started his career as an athlete playing into the jock stereotype. After battling injuries and being told he would never play a snap, he rewrote the narrative by excelling academically and professionally. He represented his athlete peers as a leader in the student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC), graduated from the honors college at UW, and earned an internship with Amazon AWS. He hopes his story will inspire others to know that they can succeed no matter the circumstances because we’re all capable of achieving and doing more than we thought possible.


Mike on Empowering Others

I want athletes from all walks of life to know that they can succeed no matter the circumstance they’re in. I want to empower athletes in knowing they’re capable of achieving and doing more than they thought was possible.

Mike Neal

Some of Our Favorite Photos of Mike

Links

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4fG6yFvBhWwFnQgBdgehPo?si=fBDymIhyQ3mHxWivi57WVQ

Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/4-6-athletics-academics-changing-narrative-w-mike-neal/id1290049323?i=1000473894112

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/d1on1/46-athletics-academics-and-changing-the-narrative-w-mike-neal-uw-football


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