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The Respondent
Episode 17: Nate Boyer

Greg and Nate discuss how Nate dealt with the media attention surrounding his interaction with Colin Kaepernick when he kneeled for the national anthem during an NFL game, the concept of ‘earned’ and ‘unearned’ privilege, serving in the military as a Green beret, being of service, taking an oath to defend the constitution, freedom of speech, and MVP – MERGING VETS AND PLAYERS – an organization Nate founded in 2015 with Fox Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer which speaks to, among other things, “how we perform and persevere when the uniform comes on.”

More about Nate…
Nate Boyer is what many would deem a renaissance man. The Army Green Beret is also a philanthropist, humanitarian, and former football player for the Texas Longhorns (despite never playing a down of organized football prior to the Special Forces), and later for the Seattle Seahawks becoming the oldest rookie in NFL history at age 34. Being a member of both the military veteran and athlete community, he saw an opportunity to team up both populations to tackle their transition struggles together through his charity Merging Vets & Players (MVP). Boyer’s belief that “Anything is Possible” has served him well throughout his life, and has made him especially fit to speak to finding one’s passions and living with purpose. Nate currently works in Film and TV as a producer, director, actor, and host. Among several other projects he currently produces and hosts the NFL Network show: Indivisible with Nate Boyer which features NFL cities, players, and community leaders across America, discussing issues relevant to their communities and how football unites us all to solve these problems.