Former NFL linebacker-turned-yoga teacher works with veterans, children

January 30, 2015 3:13 PM

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Former NFL linebacker-turned-yoga teacher works with veterans, children

Most people perceive professional athletes as strong, aggressive and driven. As a National Football League linebacker, Keith Mitchell possessed all three of those qualities— but in 2003, a paralyzing injury during a routine play shook up his reality.

“I played the most alpha male position on the football field … and was one of the best in the world to do it,” Mitchell, who played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, told FoxNews.com. “My thing when I played was contact— I wanted to hit as hard and relentless all day long.”

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