Former Ravens Tight End Daniel Wilcox to Guest Star on Insightful Player™ Streaming Video TV Show on MingleMediaTV.com
Tuesday, August 16th 7 PM EST
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Former Baltimore Ravens tight end Daniel Wilcox, one of 32 current and former NFL players recognized as Insightful Players will be the guest of the new weekly Insightful Player online show on MingleMediaTV.com this Tuesday, August 16 at 7 p.m. ET. Mingle Media TV produces and broadcasts over 40 hours of web series and event coverage each week.
Chrissy Carew, a Master Certified personal and business coach based in Nashua, NH founded Insightful Player™ in April 2010 with a vision of providing an answer to a crucial worldwide calling for messages of hope that provoke positive actions. “I’m thrilled to have an online show on MingleMediaTV.com where I’m able to interview my Insightful Players like Daniel Wilcox and have their stories told to the world,” said Carew, who serves as the host of the show. Carew was inducted into the International Coaching Federation (ICF) New England Chapter’s newly-established Hall of Fame on June 13.
Wilcox is one of the 32 members of the Insightful Player™ team. To be named to this team, one must be a person of integrity, such as a current or former NFL player, who shares their personal message of hope for the sole purpose of lifting the spirits of all, especially children.
The short-version of Daniel Wilcox’s Insightful Player story is available on InsightfulPlayer.com. The full-length version will appear in the Insightful Player book that will be published by Morgan-James Publishing later this month.
After playing college football at Appalachian State University, Wilcox began his NFL career in 2001 signing as an undrafted free agent with the New York Jets, He joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002 and then played for the Rhein Fire in NFL Europe before joining the Baltimore Ravens in 2004 where he played through 2008, including being a member of the Super Bowl XXXVII champions.
Carew will discuss with Wilcox how he avoided becoming a statistic in a community filled with violence and drugs, growing up without a father and allowed his dedication and guidance from his mother helped mold him into a successful athlete and role model. Wilcox will also discuss his work with his Baltimore-based foundation, Empowerment Minds, and how he wants kids to go where they have never been before.
Excerpt from Daniel Wilcox’s Insightful Player Profile
Daniel Wilcox could have been a statistic. He grew up without a father in a community filled with violence and drugs. He never thought he would make it to 21.
How this self-described ‘ordinary, nothing super special’ guy became an accomplished NFL athlete dedicated to motivating and inspiring kids is a remarkable story.
“My Mom was my difference maker,” Daniel remembers. “She made sure I didn’t have too much idle time to get into trouble.” Carol Wilcox taught her son how to throw a football and baseball and she was a little league baseball coach.
Early on, Daniel’s outstanding athletic talent helped him choose a different path.
“I saw kids selling drugs a lot”, he recalls. “They had much nicer things than me, but I didn’t care. I never wanted to live that life. After a while, I was doing so well in sports they wouldn’t let me near the stuff! They looked out for me – they thought I would do something with my life.”
Daniel didn’t meet his father until he was 17. “At first it was shaky. It took 2 – 3 years to acclimate to each other. He did everything he could to help me grow up and become a man. Now he’s one of my best friends.”
What Daniel didn’t get as a child is the very thing he is giving to kids. He launched his Baltimore-based foundation, Empowerment Minds, because he wants kids to go where they have never been before.
A lot of kids use “I am a victim of my environment” as an excuse, Daniel observes. He doesn’t let them get away with that. This “no excuses” attitude especially applies to education.
Daniel’s special message for kids: “You are the people who are going to make this world better. You’re going to take us adults into the rest of our lives. We believe in you, and we are counting on you. Your individual and personal role is very important.”
In addition to his Foundation, Daniel participates in other good causes, such as visiting troops in Afghanistan. He admits that, without his ability to tap into his strong desire and follow through, plus his previous travel experiences, he never would have had the courage to take that trip.
Commitment is one of Daniel’s biggest themes. “People will tell you that you aren’t good enough, fast enough, smart enough, talented enough or creative enough. Don’t give up on yourself! You can be anything you want to be in this world.”
The Insightful Player™ is brought to you by Coach Chrissy Carew, Master Certified Personal and Business Coach. Chrissy has been deeply inspired by her father, the late Coach Walter Carew, Sr. Her beloved father is in several Halls of Fame as a high school football coach (as well as high school and college player). He used the game as a way to help kids build strong character and teach them valuable life skills. The Insightful Player™ was created to help make our world a much better place.
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