MVP Movie Screening and Q&A with Nate Boyer, B.S. ’13
Join the College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Education (KHE) for a special screening of “MVP”, a film directed, co-written and featuring Nate Boyer, B.S. ’13. Based on the true story behind Merging Vets & Players (MVP), the non-profit, where combat veterans and former professional athletes find purpose and identity once the uniform comes off.
Following the screening, there will be a Q&A session with Nate Boyer, special guests and KHE faculty members Matt Bowers and Tolga Ozyurtcu. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the movie will start promptly at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.
Space is limited. Registration is strongly encouraged.
Boyer played football as a walk-on Longhorn after serving six years as a Green Beret in the U.S. Army where he spent multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks after graduating magna cum laude from the Physical Culture and Sports program.
In 2016, then Seattle Seahawk Colin Kaepernick knelt in protest during the playing of the National Anthem before a game with the San Diego Chargers. Boyer stood beside him, hand over his heart. Kaepernick took a knee instead of sitting on the bench after discussing how to protest in a way that was respectful to veterans with Boyer. A firestorm of controversy ensued that deeply affected both men. While Kaepernick lost his career, Boyer was launched into the media spotlight in a way he never anticipated.
Boyer’s belief that “Anything is Possible” has served him well throughout his life and has made him especially fit to speak about finding one’s passions and living with purpose for other people. Students, veterans, businesspersons, athletes and people from all walks of life can take something away from his unique story.