Carl Nassib joins us to do his first interview since coming out publicly in the NFL. His story is a testament for everyone to look deeper and realize that we all share similarities in this life of truth, discovery and triumph. In hopes to inspire the...
Carl Nassib joins us to do his first interview since coming out publicly in the NFL. His story is a testament for everyone to look deeper and realize that we all share similarities in this life of truth, discovery and triumph. In hopes to inspire the youth and bring further awareness about the LGBTQ community. Being the first does not mean having to stand alone.
- Carl felt he had a huge obligation to the LGBTQ community to come out publicly and tell his story. He did not come out publicly to break barriers. It wasn’t until 4 years ago when he actually realized he was Gay. He struggled with the idea that he needed to be someone else’s priority.
- He came from an Athletic family of 4 kids, his Mother, father and siblings were also in sports.
- Carl never lacked in Confidence, due to his mother who alway’s pushed him to be his best, keep a high standards.
- He never puts too much stock in things or people that put him down in life, only focuses on the things that brings him happiness.
- While in College at Penn State was the nation leader in sacks.
- Before becoming a Raider, he played for the Browns but was later cut from the team. This fueled his fire to play better and be the best.
- He learned early on to not focus on being like others but to be himself.
- Carl is the first active NFL player to come out publicly as gay, which coming out to his family was already stressful, however with the support of family and friends, this eased his decision to go public.
- He feels that if he can just help a few kids who are also finding themselves in a similar situation than it would allow him to sleep better at night.
- Teammates Darren Waller, Maxx Crosby have played a pivotal role inspiring Carl by telling their individual life stories in a team meeting. Choosing to come out publicly in the NFL has proven to be even more stressful, most would believe it to be the opposite.
- Your confidence shouldn’t be based on what other people say if you think you’re amazing because of what other people say, you don’t have confidence.
- Be confident seven days a week.