Keishawn Bierria excited to compete with Broncos' high flying and energetic defense – Mile High Report (blog)
Each player in the National Football League has a story to tell, but few stories compare to the personal and life journey rookie linebacker Keishawn Bierria has gone through to date. Bierria lost his father to cancer when he was just eight years old — and during his collegiate career at the University of Washington, he not only clashed on the gridiron, but was alongside his brothers to support their mother as she battled leukemia.
I’m a firm believer that the struggles we all endure in life make us stronger. They help change our perspective on life and even though hard to see at first, provide us with the enormous potential for growth. Undoubtedly, through all the adversity he has faced in his life, Bierria has shown incredible perseverance and the ability to overcome many obstacles. He believes those situations have helped shape him into the man he is today and looks forward to compete for a spot on the Broncos’ defense in 2018.
“It’s done a great job in shaping me. Me and my brothers have been through a lot, but that’s a testament to what I’ve done so far and what I plan to do. We don’t set limitations on ourselves,” Bierra stated during the Broncos’ recent rookie minicamp. “I believe after football I’ll do a something for the community and help kids go through situations similar to mine. I don’t really set limitations for myself. I feel like I can do it all.”
“Instincts, hustle, film study. You listen to everything. I don’t leave anything untouched. I try to be the best I can be, whether that’s hustling to the ball or knowing exactly where I need to go. It all goes into that energy and what I can do for my teammates.”
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