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Ed Smith: “A Truly Special Athlete and Man!” Episode Eight.

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This is my Eighth Episode of Answers For Real Men. I am “Super Pumped” today about my guest.  He is former professional athlete Ed Smith.  He’s one of the few athletes who has been able to perform at the highest level in more than one sport.  Plus, he’s a great Dad, Friend and Man!  The following is a little more information about a truly special Man.

Ed Smith is a former professional athlete turned author and motivational speaker and host of EZ Sports Talk 360 every Saturday Morning from 10am-Noon here in Phoenix, AZ on 1060am. Born and raised near Trenton, New Jersey, Ed grew up with a strong family foundation and an unwillingness to give up on his dreams and goals. Following his passion for baseball, Ed graduated high school in 1987 and was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 7th round of the MLB draft. Nine years later and still looking to break out of the minors, Ed decided to turn a new page and embark on the greatest journey of this athletic career, pursuing professional football.

Through hard work and dedication, Ed broke into the NFL and followed a path that landed him with the Atlanta Falcons and a trip to the Super Bowl in 1998. Reaching the pinnacle of professional football after enduring hardships and uncertainty, Ed realized the lessons he had learned about discipline, dedication, teamwork, and leadership could be applied to all aspects of life and inspire those who need the clarity and motivation in life to achieve their goals.

Today, Ed shares his life lessons with youth, young adult leaders and executives around the world.

Ed is also working closely with a great organization Smiles Beyond The Bars.  Please check them out.  They have a great noble cause!

Please check out his weekly radio show at
Connect with Ed:  Twitter: ;  Website:

Ed is truly a special person who works hard at his craft.  I’m very proud to know him and to be able to “Lock Arms” with him as a Man!

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About the author, arnie

Arnie Fonseca, Jr; "Coach Arnie." Is a Men's Life Strategist. Being an Exercise Physiologist working with traumatic injuries for over 30 years has allowed Coach Arnie to develop specific strategies to help Men overcome daunting challenges in life physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. He truly believes "We are Better Together!"

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