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Who is David Meggyesy?

David Meggyesy is a seven year NFL linebacker, and has recently retired as the Western Regional Director of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA). He authored his best selling football autobiography Out of Their League in 1971, which has been re-issued by the University of Nebraska Press (Bison Books) in 2005. Out of Their League was selected by Sports Illustrated in 2002 as one of the top 100 sports books ever written.

David was co-founder of the Esalen Sports Center and taught at Stanford University a course for football players titled "Sports, Consciousness and Social Change."  He has lectured, taught seminars and conducted workshops throughout the country on the relationship between sport, culture, consciousness, social values and social transformation.  David views sport and the athletic experience as a powerful process for individual growth.

David is Board President of Athletes United for Peace.

David has appeared on Integral Naked:

Sports and Spirituality.  Part 3.  The "Hidden Religion."7/7/2008
Sports and Spirituality.  Part 2.  From Competition to Divine Play.6/2/2008
Sports and Spirituality.  Part 1.  In the Zone.5/5/2008

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