Dad Saves America
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Nate Boyer Has Been A Green Beret, Texas Longhorn, And NFL Player | The Show
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Nate Boyer Has Been A Green Beret, Texas Longhorn, And NFL Player | The Show

What are you going to do with the rest of your life? That’s the big question we all face, especially after graduation. If you feel directionless, don’t worry. You're not alone.

Today's guest, Nate Boyer, didn't have a clear path after high school, dropped out of college, and spent a year swabbing the deck on a fishing boat. He became a Green Beret, a walk-on player for the University of Texas Longhorns, played for the Seattle Seahawks, and even directed, wrote, and starred in a feature film. Nate is living proof of how far a growth mindset will take you towards unleashing your full potential.

Now Nate dedicates much of his time and energy to his nonprofit called MVP, which connects combat veterans to former professional athletes to help each other transition back to civilian life after leaving their uniforms behind.

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Learn more about MVP: https://vetsandplayers.org/

Watch the movie: https://filmrise.com/film/mvp

Follow Nate on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NateBoyer37

Follow Nate on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nateboyer37/?hl=en

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Outline: [0:00] Intro [1:43] Tried college, but ended up on a fishing boat [9:44] Early interest in film and TV [12:45] Answering the call to service [30:56] What is a Green Beret? [42:40] How Nate ended up at UT Austin [48:25] Becoming a Texas Longhorn [57:33] Training to be a long snapper [1:11:14] NFL, national anthem, and Colin Kaepernick [1:35:15] Bringing together veterans and retired athletes [1:44:55] Writing, directing, and starring in a movie [1:52:01] Mental health crisis and rising suicide rates [1:58:52] Dad’s role as inspiration [2:00:49] Lightning round Q&A [2:15:13] Outro

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Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.

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Dad Saves America
Dad Saves America
Dad Saves America is all about celebrating dads and fatherhood. Fatherhood is the greatest opportunity to make a positive impact you will have in your lifetime. We’re figuring out how to raise a generation of resilient, independent-minded kids who are ready to embrace freedom in their future. Top experts and engaging personalities, including Adam Carolla, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Adam Curry, Daymond John, and Jay Glazer, trade stories of childhood, parenthood, and all the issues impacting how we raise our kids with host John Papola.