FOX Sports Radio 96.9 FM/1340 AM hit show “Listen In With KNN” hosted by Award-winning presenter, Kelsey N. Nelson, and co-host, Ray Jones, cordially and warmly welcomes America’s #1 Opportunities Trainer, Business Entrepreneur, Fitness Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Bestselling Published Author and former NFL player, JJ Birden, on to the show on July 29 to discuss the ever-upbeat Oregon native’s latest career endeavors, coupled alongside the major trending topics in the NFL.
Birden, who studied at the University of Oregon, was an outstanding Track and Field star who was destined to compete at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea; Birden was part of the University of Oregon’s very memorable 1985 NCAA championship track and field team. However, a debilitating ACL injury prevented Birden from fulfilling his initial aspirations as an Olympic Track and Field star. Moreover, the well-spoken Birden was one of the first-ever prototype track stars to successfully transition and excel at football for the Oregon Ducks.
Irrespective of being selected as the 216th overall pick in the 1988 NFL draft, grave doubt was cast over the physical stature of the 5″10 157 pound Birden. However, the never-say-die, ever-driven Birden negated all naysayers, overcoming all odds and negativity to play nine productive years in the NFL; Birden played alongside the legendary Joe Montana during his tenure with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Since retiring from the NFL, Birden’s intensely focused work ethic and drive has invariably translated into even greater success. Birden has both owned and operated several reputable businesses in the Health and Wellness Industry, as well as inspiring individuals around the world as a sought-after motivational speaker.
An experienced coach, business entrepreneur, fitness consultant, motivational speaker and bestselling author, Birden continues to sincerely transmit hope, belief and guidance to audiences around the world gearing to improve their business and life philosophy.