Football season is here — and our favorite players are those who play the game sober. Our allies at NaturalHigh.org have produced a great series of videos featuring extraordinary athletes who find their natural high in the sports they love.
Among them is NFL veteran Donald Brown, a seven-year running back who played for the Indianapolis Colts and San Diego Chargers. He is widely recognized for his work to inspire millions of youth nationally — and Natural High last month presented him with its
2016 Game Changer Award. Brown has personally championed an effort to pass legislation in New Jersey that would implement the Natural High Drug Prevention curriculum in school districts throughout that state, and he has served as a national Natural High Ambassador.
“As a child, I knew my ultimate dream and goal was to play in the NFL and I knew I had to be dedicated,” Brown said. “Achieving my goal meant that I needed to focus on my natural high and this meant saying no to drugs and choosing to hone in on my natural football abilities. The more I said no to drugs, the easier it became. This is what I stand for and this decision has led to my success and achieving my dream. My goal is to share my story with as many youths possible to inspire them to find their natural high and achieve their dreams as well, because it’s possible.”