"The greatest teacher in life is failure." - Matt Stover
Former NFL kicker and two-time Super Bowl champion, Matt Stover, joins The Brink of Midnight Podcast with John Brenkus.
A professional football kicker in the NFL for an amazing 19 years, Matt played for the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, and Indianapolis Colts. One of his Super Bowl victories also happened to be on the same Raves team as former podcast guests Ray Lewis and Trent Dilfer! Matt’s remarkable career garnered him some amazing stats — he’s a two-time All Pro player, he scored the sixth most points in NFL history, and he is the third most accurate kicker in the history of the league.
As a kicker, Matt is no stranger to handling big moments under intense pressure and scrutiny. In this conversation, we go deep on failure and how to handle when things don’t go your way. We also talk about finding bigger purpose in being a teammate and serving others. We can all learn from Matt’s playbook on and off the field!
MATT’S WORDS OF WISDOM
“If you kick to be the best teammate, then there is true purpose.”
“Failure is a huge lesson. The greatest teacher in life is failure. You have to let failure teach you.”
“What do you learn from a miss?”
“What separates a great athlete from a good athlete is one who is not scared of failure.”
“Are you about one moment in time or for the bigger purpose?”
“You’re never as bad as you think you are. You’re never as good as you think you are.”
MATT’S PROJECTS + CHARITABLE WORK
Players Philanthropy Fund enables athletes, entertainers and other philanthropists to create a dedicated fund that can accept tax-deductible contributions in support of any qualified charitable mission.
The Matt Stover Foundation helps provide financial support to under-funded educational, religious and other charitable organizations.
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