Episode 38: Rob Vaka | Athlete Mentor – Helping NFL Players Tackle Life After Football

Episode 38: Rob Vaka | Athlete Mentor – Helping NFL Players Tackle Life After Football

By Richmond Weaver

Episode 38: Rob Vaka | Athlete Mentor – Helping NFL Players Tackle Life After Football

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

Rich Spotlight: Rob Vaka Grew up in New Jersey with 2 brothers and played all sports and gravitated towards soccer Playing soccer led to playing football as a kicker and had aspirations of kicking in college Interested in University of Florida however due to recruiting violations in the mid ’80’s the Gators were placed on probation Dad played college football in Ohio and Rob visited Ohio and fell in love with Wittenburg University Rob went on to play all 4 years at Wittenberg University and set several kicking records NFL aspirations were short-lived as his feels today that his mindset at that time wasn’t ready to compete at that level Moved into business with Mobile and eventually was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 31 in 1999 After beating cancer, his perspective of positivity was only enhanced and now focuses on significance vs. success Views himself as a mentor to professional athletes and connector for career opportunities after their playing days are finished while focusing on giving back Words of Wisdom from Rob Vaka: “The Golden Rule… do unto others as you’d want done unto you.”

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