Mental Health and Minority Men: Encouraging a Fresh Approach To Mental Wellness in Black and Brown Communities

Prince Daniels JR.

Game Beyond The Game

Prince Daniels, Jr. is a former NFL running back turned practitioner of mindfulness and meditation, author and entrepreneur who lives by the mantra: "Nothing is impossible unless you truly believe it is." His personal story is one of determination and a true-to-life testimony that anything is possible. Daniels' football career began as a walk on for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. His coach told him that he'd never play college football let alone make it to the NFL. He not only played, but he became a two-time all-conference tailback and the fourth-leading rusher in Georgia Tech history, with 3,300 yards. He was selected as a two-time All-Academic All-ACC student-athlete, and in 2004 Daniels ran for a still existing NCAA bowl game record of 311 yards and four touchdowns at the Humanitarian Bowl. The NFL's Baltimore Ravens drafted Daniels in 2006 playing for three seasons until his career ended prematurely in 2009 due to injury. Using meditation as the tool for recovery from his depression and loss of identity, he found his calling of helping professional athletes find their vision and purpose in the game beyond the game, life. Daniels' new book, Mindfulness for the Ultimate Athlete: Mastering the Balance Between Power and Peace helps athletes reach the highest level of their game. From an athlete who realized his dreams of playing in the NFL and going on to live a thriving and purpose driven life, Daniels’s message is nothing short of inspirational.

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