Brady Poppinga: Mormon Athlete
Brady Poppinga is a retired professional football player. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL draft and stayed with the tem until 2010. He also played for the St. Louis Rams (2011), and the Dallas Cowboys (2012). He played in Super Bowl XLV, where the Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31–25.
Poppinga was born on September 21, 1979, and grew up in Evanston, Wyoming. He served a full-time mission to Uruguay before earning a bachelor’s degree in business management from Brigham Young University. He later studied entrepreneurial business at the Wharton School.
For a time, he was a motivational speaker. He wrote True Spirit of Competition. He and his wife, Brooke, run a nonprofit called the Poppinga Play It Forward Fund. They are the parents of three children. She also served a full-time mission in Uruguay.