The Great American Read

Q&A with Devon Kennard

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American Football player, Devon Kennard, answers a few questions from The Great American Read:

What are you reading right now?

I am currently reading a book called Legacy by James Kerr. It is a book that talks about the All Blacks Rugby team which is the most successful sports team in all of sports. The book discusses the key characteristics they demand of themselves and how its lead them to sustained success.

What’s your favorite way to read? Hardback, paperback, or tablet?

I find myself reading a multitude of different ways. I don’t think anything is better then opening up a handbook book and reading it but with life on the go that is not always the easiest thing to do. I find myself reading books on my tablet as well as listening to audiobooks. I find a way to keep reading apart of my life no matter what.

When you’re in a book store, what section do you gravitate to and why?

It honestly depends my mood on what genre I gravitate towards the most. When I am in season and going through tough days I like reading  self help or motivational books that will help me remain dedicated. In the offseason I tend to read a lot of fiction as well as business books. Fiction books are my guilty pleasure, I loved reading the Hunger Games series. I read business books because outside of my NFL career I consider myself business minded and I like to stay up to date with my business interest as well.

Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed in this blog post are solely those of the respondents.

More about Devon Kennard:

Devon Kennard Devon Kennard is an athlete, public speaker, philanthropist, and a businessman. He plays for NFL as a linebacker for the New York Giants. Kennard’s history is closely linked to American Football, as he isn’t the first person in his family to play the game. His father played in the NFL for thirteen years and won a Super Bowl for the Dallas Cowboys in the year 1996. Devon was a top 10-college prospect; a US Army All American and a five star recruit out of Phoenix, AZ. He graduated college from the University of Southern California with an undergraduate degree in Communications, in the year 2012, securing a GPA of 3.4. After his under graduation, he pursued his master’s degree in Communication Management with an emphasis on Marketing from USC in the year 2013 and secured a GPA of 3.8. Devon has two distinct lifestyles; one on the field and the other, off the field. Devon’s life encounters have shaped his personality as he is today and wants to share his experiences to inspire people.

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