Jon McGraw was living what he thought was his dream. He was playing in the NFL for his hometown Kansas City Chiefs. It was not until he went into training camp one season expecting to be cut due to a new coaching staff coming to town that his life changed. He went from 'Bubble Guy' who was about to be cut to team captain. Once he retired he studied what happened during that time period and realized that the happiness he found was not an accident. It was a mindset change. As a result Jon, and his business partner Russ Rausch, have built a business with the goal of helping others.
Jon attended Kansas State University with a major in business finance and walked on the football team, 1997-01. He was twice selected as a First Team Academic All American. He was a second round draft pick to the New York Jets where he played 3 seasons. He then played for the Detroit Lions for two seasons before playing his final five seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs. Jon retired from the NFL in 2012 and received the Ed Block Courage Award. The award is presented annually to one player from each NFL team who, in the eyes of his own teammates is a source of inspiration and courage. Jon also completed NFL-sponsored business management and entrepreneurship programs at Harvard Business School and Wharton Business School. Jon has been actively involved as President of the Jon McGraw Foundation which supports various charitable causes. He is now a principal partner at Vision Pursue, a performance mindset training and technology company. Jon is married and has two children.
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