“Mr. Irrelevant” Of 2008 NFL Draft Is Anything But
We first introduced you to Adaptive Training Foundation founder David Vobora in 2015. He’s the former NFL linebacker nicknamed “Mr. Irrelevant” because he was the last player selected in the 2008 draft.
However, he’s anything but irrelevant these days. After a shoulder injury led to a pain pill addiction, and subsequently, rehab, Vobora started training elite athletes in a Dallas area gym. Then he met a man who changed everything for him. P2P columnist Patti Putnicki wrote,
In 2014, Vobora met U.S Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills, a quadruple amputee who lost his limbs, but not his desire to be “Army strong.” The two started working out together, customizing and adapting workouts to Mills’ unique challenges, without sacrificing their intensity or benefits.
After seeing the physical and mental results, Vobora developed a new passion—helping people with life-altering injuries get from where they’re left after basic functional rehab to where they want to be. The Adaptive Training Foundation was created to bridge that gap.
Vobora’s work has received national attention over the years. The latest? A segment on NBC Nightly News.
“They [The adaptive athletes] see themselves as broken, and what we’re trying to show them, that what is once broken can be revived with a new purpose,” Vobora told NBC Nightly News about what their mission is.
Here’s the full clip.
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