Eric Wood is a former NFL athlete, playing 9 years with the Buffalo Bills. After the 2017 season, he was diagnosed with a career-ending neck injury. Prior to his diagnosis, Eric had signed a contract extension with the Bills and was the only player on the team to play 100% of the plays.
Eric is now a broadcaster for ESPN/ACC Networks and the Buffalo Bills Radio Network. He is also a keynote speaker for special events and hosts his own podcast, What's Next with Eric Wood.
One of the many ways Eric is bettering the world and his community is through The Eric Wood Fund. He created The Eric Wood Fund specifically to provide support, resources, care, and encouragement to children with chronic illnesses and their families.
In this episode, we discussed:
Favorite Ryan Fitzpatrick stories
Eric’s football journey and injuries sustained in the NFL
How Eric processed the news of his career coming to an end
Transitioning out of football and finding new purpose
How to manage extreme lifestyle changes after football
Goal setting and routine outside of the NFL
The power of writing and gratitude practice
Enjoying the experience of life and questioning our stories