Interview with Aggie great Keith Mitchell-recovering from traumatic spinal injury

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If you’ve never heard of Keith Mitchell, then get your little a** over to your Mac Pro and type in and get yourself enlightened. If you’re a Real Housewives devotee/junkie…you may have seen him getting his yoga on with Yolanda and Brandy recently over in Beverly…Hills that is…swimming pools, movie stars (not a Beverly Hillbillies fan? Ellie May was the BOMB!!!) Anyway, we’d love to conduct an interview just on that experience alone but we’ve all got lives to lead. Keith is pretty much a bada**. He’s one of those people that’s not only really good looking, but he somehow managed to turn not one but TWO things he loves and is passionate about into careers. Is this real life? Yes, yes it is….read on to find out how he’s making magic and conquering the world.

So Keith tell us a little bit about yourself and why you started doing yoga…

The last season playing in Jacksonville, I suffered a spinal contusion that caused 6 months of temporary paralysis. I suffered from anxiety and depression as a result. I had dysfunction of self, I had to figure out who I was without football….because no one really sees you as a person when you’re playing football, including yourself.

- See the full interview here.

[Ed. note: here is a highlight]:

Let’s start with Texas A&M…what made you choose the Aggies over your other offers?

I narrowed it down to A&M and USC so I figured I was too afraid to go to LA out of high school. So I chose it because it was closer to home. We (A&M) have a family environment. UT? I’m sure that was an offer? I wasn’t going to go to Texas…are you KIDDING ME?!? I just never liked UT. If I’m going to go to school in TX, I’m going to go to the best school in TX.

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