Na'il Diggs is a licensed pilot who studied aviation in a four-year undergraduate program. He is currently completing courses at The Ohio State University, working towards the completion of a degree in Sociology. He was a starting NFL linebacker for 12 seasons.
Na'il recently participated in the NFL Sports Journalism and Communications Boot Camp, completing coursework reserved for aspiring journalists and communications professionals. He studied under the tutelage of industry leaders who provided inside sports coverage tips.
Na'il also took a class on social media options, which included creating a blog and learning what it takes to become a sports communications professional at the pro and college level. An avid writer, Na'il honed his writing skills in an interactive setting through panel discussions, breakout sessions, and concentrated writing labs where he was awarded third place for an original feature commentary.
Keeping an eye on the field, Na'il acts as a guest co-host on NBC 7 KNSD Football Night in SanDiego, California. That is where he provides post-game analysis, works as a game analyst, and collaborates with show producers to write scripted material. Na'il covers the San Diego Chargers (including off-season), and provides on-air game film breakdown.
Na’il graduated from Susan Miller Dorsey High School in South Central Los Angeles in 1996. The school has a diverse and high-profile alumni list, which includes NFL star Keyshawn Johnson, Mike Love of the “Beach Boys”, Robert Kardashian (who represented O.J. Simpson) and former NBA player James Wikes. Upon graduation, he enrolled at Ohio State University where he would begin his college career at defensive end. His junior and senior years he would move to linebacker; a position where he would ultimately find his greatest on-field success. As a senior, Diggs would lead the Buckeyes with 94 tackles, 15 tackles for losses and 6 sacks. Over the course of his college career he played in 37 games while recording 202 tackles, 18 sacks and one interception, four forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries. And if the origination and meaning of his name (successful one) wasn’t unique enough, his degree in aviation once again proved Diggs was not your ordinary linebacker.
With his imposing 6’4 and 230 pound frame (along with an impressive 4.55 40-yard dash time) Diggs was selected in the 4th round with pick 98 by the Green Bay Packers in the 2000 NFL Draft. Immediately, those who bestowed upon him his first name once again proved to be slightly prophetic; as Diggs started 12 games at strongside linebacker while also making the PFWA All-Rookie Team. After starting every game during the 2001-2002 seasons, Diggs then signed a four-year 10.5 million dollar contract extension to stay in Green Bay. During the 2002 campaign, he finished second on the team with 111 tackles; while recording 3.0 sacks, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions. He was also named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for December. He was eventually named the Green Bay Packers Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Academic and Athletic Workshops
Symposium for Divorced Dads
Health and Nutrition
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