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The True Meaning of Resilience with Professional Arena Football QB Collin Saring

Sitting down for an interview with Gulf Coast Fire QB Collin Saring. Collin's story is one of incredible resilience, as this young man has faced and overcome a ton of obstacles in his life and football career. Presented by Joker Mag, the home of the underdog.
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If you’re someone who’s been told you weren’t good enough, not big enough, not fast enough, not smart enough, or if you’ve ever felt paralyzed by a failure that you just weren’t willing to accept, this is the show for you.

Hustle & Motivate is a blueprint, built by guests who’ve conquered obstacles, silenced critics, and overcome adversity by seeing every failure as an opportunity, realizing the true power of the underdog mentality.

Through insightful and thought-provoking conversations, we uncover the stories behind these impressive individuals.

The aim is to show you what you’re capable of.

Realizing that a simple mindset shift opens up a world of possibilities.  Because in the end, you can do anything you believe you can achieve.

Who Is Collin Saring?

I first came across Collin Saring on Twitter. Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Kurt Warner posted a tweet prompting fans to ask him any question on their mind.

I saw Collin’s reply and immediately knew I needed to find a way to get this man on the podcast.

That tweet sums up Collin’s story in a nutshell. But, as you’ll hear today, there’s a lot more to it.

Collin Saring shouldn’t be alive, let alone gearing up to play another season of arena football. This is a man who’s been through the lowest of the lows and has come back stronger each and every time.

We decided to break the interview up into two parts. Today, you’ll hear about Saring’s humble beginnings and the night that changed his life forever.

Quote Of The Week

“From not being able to play quarterback as a young kid, to being benched on senior night…Week 10 after I started every game. I was kind of very mentally tough early on in my playing stages and throughout this whole process.” – Collin Saring, QB, Gulf Coast Fire

Show Highlights

[4:01] Why Collin Saring’s football career didn’t start until 7th grade

[10:55] Taking advantage of a career-changing opportunity

[14:17] What it was like being teammates (and rivals) with future NFL players

[21:05] A late start to the recruiting process and how mental toughness carries you through adversity

[32:45] The night that changed everything

After Listening…

You can follow Collin on Twitter @CoachSaring. The Gulf Coast Fire kick off their season on May 12th. You can find more info on their website here.

Hustle & Motivate is available on Podbean, where you can listen, learn, watch, enjoy; anywhere, anytime!

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Thanks for listening! Ready for part 2? Check it out here.


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Division III baseball alum (McDaniel College) and founder of Joker Mag. Sharing underdog stories to inspire the next generation.



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