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Chris Draft

Former NFL Linebacker & Founder of The Chris Draft Family Foundation

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 Chris Draft Biography

Chris Draft is the Founder, President, and CEO of the Chris Draft Family Foundation (CDFF; est. 2006) whose mission has been to empower families to lead healthy lifestyles. He is also the Co-Founder of Team Draft (est. 2011), leading the creation of a national campaign that is changing the face of lung cancer. He is an internationally recognized speaker, community leader, and a family and character advocate who serves as an NFL Ambassador and a national spokesperson on many health-related issues, including the care and treatment of asthma, from which he suffers, and lung cancer, the disease that claimed the life of his wife, Keasha in 2011.

A graduate of Stanford University with a BS in Economics, Chris played football and baseball with the Cardinal. As a three-year starter at linebacker, and senior captain, Draft was an All-Pac 10 performer.

In 1998, he was drafted by the Chicago Bears, ultimately spending 12 years in the NFL. In addition to the Bears, Chris played for the San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, St Louis Rams, Buffalo Bills, and Washington Redskins, finishing his NFL playing career in 2010.

Chris has been recognized for his contributions both on and off the field. He was named NFL Spirit Award winner in 2008, one of the highest honors for community service awarded by the NFL Community. Chris was named his franchise’s Man of the Year in both Carolina and St Louis (2006, 2008). He was also a two-time finalist for the prestigious Byron “Whizzer” White Award (2004, 2008).

In 2013, Chris and Team Draft helped launch the National Lung Cancer Screening Event to get veterans tested and, in 2014, Team Draft launched the Super Bowl Challenge, allowing lung cancer survivor advocates to compete for a trip to Super Bowl XLIX by raising funds for their local cancer centers.

Chris has partnered with Lilly Oncology on their internal Moments Matter campaign. He is a sought out speaker for international businesses (Genentech, Lilly, Porsche, Medtronic), national cancer organizations (ACS, ALA, CEOs Against Cancer, 24 Hours of Booty, Livestrong), lung cancer-specific foundations (Bonnie Addario, LUNGevity). He also maintains a very visible presence by maintaining his role as an NFL Ambassador and frequently providing his unique perspective to CNN, ESPN and the NFL network on community and sports issues. A selfless leader, Chris continues to fight for and develop deep, authentic relationships with lung cancer survivors, their caregivers, doctors and cancer centers all over the map.

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  • Former NFL Linebacker Launches Fourth Annual Super Bowl ...

    ATLANTA, Nov. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and former NFL linebacker and international health care advocate, Chris Draft, kicked it off by launching Team Draft's fourth annual Lung Cancer Survivors ' Super Bowl Challenge. This unique challenge gives lung cancer survivors theĀ ...

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Chris Draft

Former NFL Linebacker & Founder of The Chris Draft Family Foundation

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Chris Draft Biography

Chris Draft is the Founder, President, and CEO of the Chris Draft Family Foundation (CDFF; est. 2006) whose mission has been to empower families to lead healthy lifestyles. He is also the Co-Founder of Team Draft (est. 2011), leading the creation of a national campaign that is changing the face of lung cancer. He is an internationally recognized speaker, community leader, and a family and character advocate who serves as an NFL Ambassador and a national spokesperson on many health-related issues, including the care and treatment of asthma, from which he suffers, and lung cancer, the disease that claimed the life of his wife, Keasha in 2011.

A graduate of Stanford University with a BS in Economics, Chris played football and baseball with the Cardinal. As a three-year starter at linebacker, and senior captain, Draft was an All-Pac 10 performer.

In 1998, he was drafted by the Chicago Bears, ultimately spending 12 years in the NFL. In addition to the Bears, Chris played for the San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, St Louis Rams, Buffalo Bills, and Washington Redskins, finishing his NFL playing career in 2010.

Chris has been recognized for his contributions both on and off the field. He was named NFL Spirit Award winner in 2008, one of the highest honors for community service awarded by the NFL Community. Chris was named his franchise’s Man of the Year in both Carolina and St Louis (2006, 2008). He was also a two-time finalist for the prestigious Byron “Whizzer” White Award (2004, 2008).

In 2013, Chris and Team Draft helped launch the National Lung Cancer Screening Event to get veterans tested and, in 2014, Team Draft launched the Super Bowl Challenge, allowing lung cancer survivor advocates to compete for a trip to Super Bowl XLIX by raising funds for their local cancer centers.

Chris has partnered with Lilly Oncology on their internal Moments Matter campaign. He is a sought out speaker for international businesses (Genentech, Lilly, Porsche, Medtronic), national cancer organizations (ACS, ALA, CEOs Against Cancer, 24 Hours of Booty, Livestrong), lung cancer-specific foundations (Bonnie Addario, LUNGevity). He also maintains a very visible presence by maintaining his role as an NFL Ambassador and frequently providing his unique perspective to CNN, ESPN and the NFL network on community and sports issues. A selfless leader, Chris continues to fight for and develop deep, authentic relationships with lung cancer survivors, their caregivers, doctors and cancer centers all over the map.

Chris Draft Videos

  • Former NFL player Chris Draft on losing his wife to lung cancer ...
  • Chris Draft speaks at the National Press Club, 11/1/18 - YouTube

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  • How to book Chris Draft?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Chris Draft for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Chris Draft, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Chris Draft or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Chris Draft?

    Booking fees for Chris Draft, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Chris Draft, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Chris Draft?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chris Draft for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chris Draft for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Chris Draft or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Chris Draft or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Chris Draft is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Chris Draft for your event is available upon request. Chris Draft generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Akbar Gbajabiamila, Emmitt Smith, Bryant Gumbel, Lance Armstrong and Bryant McKinnie. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chris Draft for an upcoming event.

Chris Draft Speaker Videos

  • Former NFL player Chris Draft on losing his wife to lung cancer ...
    Chris Draft speaks at the National Press Club, 11/1/18 - YouTube

Chris Draft News

  • Former NFL Linebacker Launches Fourth Annual Super Bowl ...

    ATLANTA, Nov. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and former NFL linebacker and international health care advocate, Chris Draft, kicked it off by launching Team Draft's fourth annual Lung Cancer Survivors ' Super Bowl Challenge. This unique challenge gives lung cancer survivors theĀ ...

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