Karl Mecklenburg rose from a college walk-on and twelfth round draft choice to an NFL career that included three Super Bowl and six Pro Bowl appearances. The former Bronco’s captain spent his entire twelve year career in Denver and makes Colorado his home now. Mecklenburg was arguably the most versatile player in the NFL playing all seven defensive front positions often in the course of a single game. Karl was selected as the AFC Linebacker of the Year, AFC player of the Year, and since retiring from the NFL has been enshrined in the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame and the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame. Mecklenburg has been a Pro Football Hall of Fame Semifinalist for each of the last three years.
Through the Karl Mecklenburg’s REACH Foundation, Karl and his wife Kathi continue their charitable commitment to the children of Colorado. His latest book, Heart of a Student Athlete; All Pro Advice for Competitors and Their Families, offers advice to young athletes and their loved ones about what it really takes to be successful in sports and life. Heart of a Student Athlete is a Gold Mom’s Choice Award Winner in the adult inspiration/motivation category and winner of the Mensa Sharp Writ Book Award in the young adult category.
As a member of the National Speakers Association, Karl is an author and motivational speaker inspiring long term positive change in teams and individuals. Mecklenburg’s stories of teamwork and leadership are humourous and inspiring. He approaches his speaking career with the same intelligence, passion, and intensity that punctuated his great football career.
For Karl inquiries, please contact Karen@old.denverspeakersbureau.com or (303)478-6652