Nosa Eguae Joins Lutzie 43 Board of Directors
Nosa Eguae is a former collegiate national champion, and professional football player turned TEDx speaker, social entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Nosa remains the only athlete in the Auburn’s storied history to start in two National Championship games. Through both tragedy and triumph Nosa learned the power of perseverance at Auburn. Post college, Nosa played professionally for the Atlanta Falcons before being cut on the hit HBO show Hard Knocks. After his playing career ended Nosa embarked on an 8-month journey of setbacks, failure, and overcoming that led to a purpose-filled awakening.
“When reality set in that football was over, I had to pick myself up off the ground, I had to look at myself in the mirror; look deep…way past the surface, and in the midst of my identity crisis, I came to the life-giving reality that I was enough—I had everything in me to not just make the transition successfully from sport, but to change the world, through my gifts, my talents, and my story,” Nosa said.
Nosa’s journey post sport led him to the Medical Field; where he’s made headlines as an award-winning team member at the Chicago based healthcare company Baxter International, where Nosa currently serves as Business Manager in the company’s Advanced Surgery division. Nosa shares his story of overcoming, hard work, and purpose-filled awakening to young men and women across the country as a Keynote Speaker. His work as a change-agent has led to philanthropic works throughout the city of Chicago, and beyond. As Founding Partner of the Prolific Company he wears the hat of social entrepreneur; working with a team of former athletes, to bring forth holistic solutions for athletes transitioning from sport. The heart behind his work is simple; he wants to eradicate the Disease of Low Expectation in athletes and young people.
“I wouldn’t be the man I am today without the friendship, leadership, and influence of Philip Lutzenkirchen,” Nosa said. “His legacy has impacted the masses, and made an incredible impact on my life. I am filled with gratitude and humbled to serve as board member for the Lutzie 43 Foundation. I am excited to leverage my passion, gifts, and experiences to continue the impact, and bring an end to distracted and impaired driving.”
We are thrilled to have Nosa join the foundation’s board of directors and look forward to working with him.