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Brady Quinn set 36 records at The University of Notre Dame.  He graduated from Notre Dame as one of their greatest football players ever. Along with the likes of Joe Montana, Tony Rice, and Rocket Ismail… He was drafted in the first round by the Cleveland Browns in the 2007 NFL Draft.  He currently serves as one of the main analysts on Saturday’s “Big Noon Kickoff” on FS1. He’s one of the only people broadcasting both collegiate and NFL games. Now, he’s on the radio every morning:  “2 Pros and a Cup of Joe” show he hosts with LaVar Arrington and Jonas Knox.

AJ Hawk is the all-time leading tackler in Green Bay Packers history. He won a National Championship at Ohio State University and was voted captain of the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl-winning team in the 2010-2011 season. He was inducted into the Ohio State University Hall of Fame in 2019. Currently, he is a co-host on The Pat McAfee Show which airs weekdays on YouTube.


  • Playing quarterback: “You can find the intangibles of being a quarterback in almost every profession in the world. There’s nothing like it.” – Brady Quinn
    • You must be efficient and effective as a communicator.
    • You have to prepare for all of the “what if” scenarios – “Have a plan, work the plan, plan for the unexpected.”
    • You have to be a great listener
    • You need to be curious to ask the right questions
    • “The quarterback runs the show. They need to be the person that you can go to when there are problems.” – AJ
  • Why has AJ resonated with viewers on The Pat McAfee Show:
    • “You’re relatable. People liked you for being a Super Bowl-winning linebacker, but they didn’t know you then. They get to know you now on your show and they see that you’re like them. They can relate to you.” – Brady
  • Dad Life – “Discipline is love. Do the hard thing. Don’t take the easy way out.” – Brady
  • The Fiesta Bowl – AJ (the All-American linebacker from Ohio State) vs. Brady (the All-American Quarterback from Notre Dame)
  • High-pressure situations:
    • Must be prepared so you can let your instincts take over
    • Need to learn from past failures to improve the next time
    • Must work on the little things every day so they become ingrained habits
  • The Draft – Your ultimate golf group. You can choose any person
    • Brady:
      • Chopper Quinn (Brady’s dad)
      • Elon Musk
      • Chris Farley
      • Tiger Woods
      • Will Ferrell
    • Ryan:
      • George Washington
      • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
      • Eddie Vedder
      • Kobe Bryant
      • Steve Carell
    • AJ:
      • Samuel L. Jackson
      • Sean Casey
      • Charles Barkley
      • Tom Cruise
      • Pierro Manzoni

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