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Eddie Mason, an eight-year NFL linebacker who finished his career with the Redskins, has made a second career by serving and mentoring others.
The founder of MASE Training, a strength and fitness facility in Sterling, Va., Mason has devoted himself to helping with outreach projects for his church and currently works as the Director of On-field Operations for the NFL Legends Community.
Now, he is an author.
“Training For The Tough Game Of Life,” Mason’s new book, explores his trials as a football player and his discovery of a “playbook” for overcoming the adversity we all face in life, using spiritual and biblical values to guide his instruction.
“The decision to write this book was with one thing in mind; to bring about change in the heart and mind of people, regardless of their past,” Mason writes on his website. “Every day, people deal with emotional baggage that ends up causing them to make bad choices, as a result we are all in need of guidance to learn how to make the right calls in the game of life. I wanted to give a clear view of how life itself is no different than the game I used to play as a professional athlete.”
Mason recently promoted the book with an event at a local church in Ashburn, Va., last weekend. In an excerpt from the book, Mason writes:
“God still expects us to continue to grow and raise the standard. Much of the standard is about our own personal, mental, emotional, and spiritual development, but the greater purpose is in being an example for others. It is about taking our lives, learning from many of the bad calls we have made, and seeking out game plans to show us how to play it better.”
In his four seasons with the Redskins, Mason played mostly on special teams but compiled 33 tackles combined in his final two seasons as a linebacker.
Now he’s devoted his life to working with other players and kids in need of leadership and advice.
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