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Episode 76: Chad Wilson | Gridiron Studs Founder & Former Miami Defensive Back

Episode 76: Chad Wilson | Gridiron Studs Founder & Former Miami Defensive Back

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

  • Rich Spotlight: Chad Wilson
    • Grew up in New York and also a portion of his early childhood in Trinidad
    • Soccer was his first sport which eventually would help him develop footwork for playing football
    • After moving to Florida, football became a passion after seeing guys wearing jerseys at school on game days and girls seemed to gravitate towards those guys
    • Moved to California to be with his dad in high school and would have to play on the JV football team during his Junior year before moving to varsity
    • Signed to play with Long Beach St. University to play under legendary coach Georg Allen
    • Became part of the “U” fraternity in 1992 after he transferred to the University of Miami when the football program at Long Beach St. was disbanded
    • Regrets not pursuing other NFL opportunities instead of focusing on the opportunity with Dennis Erickson and the Seattle Seahawks because he didn’t push himself out of his comfort zone
    • While coaching high school football, he started helping players with video highlights to be used for sending to coaches and thus the idea of Gridiron Studs was born
    • Gridiron Studs is now available as an app allowing players to connect with coaches for exposure
    • Sports helped develop structure, organization, and has applied so many things from sports and the game of football into his life
    • Words of Wisdom from Chad Wilson: “Don’t be ordinary and nobody owes you anything.”

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Chad Wilson

About the author, Richmond Weaver

Richmond, a graduate of Clemson University has been involved with sports for most of his life and developed a passion for basketball and sports at an early age. He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen, founder of Upstate Esthetics and their three kids.

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