Brady Poppinga

Poppinga: Going head to head with the most intimidating football player of my career

Throughout my professional football career I never really faced an opponent that just scared me until I faced this guy. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015


Brady Poppinga: We are the experts of ourselves

As I became eligible to enter the NFL draft following my senior season, many of the drafts experts felt like my chances in the NFL hinged on my 40-yard dash time. They... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015


Brady Poppinga: Confronting an unlikely opponent

On the verge of realizing my childhood dream of playing football for BYU, I was confronted with a setback that not only threatened my dream of playing for BYU, but it... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014


Brady Poppinga: The biggest game of my career

The time came to take on greatest rival — my older brother — in a head-to-head match-up. The match-up would be very different to any other we had been in... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Brady Poppinga: How I learned to compete from a deeper place

Trying to interlace my hypercompetitive life and my life as an missionary was like trying to mix oil in water. I morphed into a different person when I competed. I was... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Brady Poppinga: Athlete or not, my mission taught me that we all are competitors

The first lesson I learned when I left my hypercompetitive lifestyle behind to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was that you don't... Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014


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