Episode 89: Embrace The Pressure with David Akers

David Akers played 16 seasons as a kicker in the NFL. The 6x Pro Bowler, 6x All-Pro and Philadelphia Eagles all-time scoring leader once played his college ball at the University of Louisville, just like Eric. David is now a corporate speaker, and today on the show, gives great advice about being prepared when opportunity knocks and nuggets about the mental side of football. Topics include:

(1:50-8:40) – Growing up, how David started kicking

(8:40-15:06) – Time with Louisville Cardinals, lessons from Coach Howard Schnellenberger

(15:06-24:45) – Advice to rookies in the NFL, David’s path to success

(24:45-30:24) – Everyone thinks they can be a kicker

(30:24-38:30) – The mental approach David took to be a kicker, pressure kicks

(38:30-47:15) – Financial issues, things to avoid transitioning out of the NFL

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