Cliff Avril Talks Fatherhood, Winning A Super Bowl & Paying It Forward

Cliff Avril sits down with me to chat about his fatherhood journey. We talk about the values he looks to instill into his sons. Cliff shares his inspiration for setting up the Cliff Avril Family Foundation. We then talk about his time in the NFL and winning a Super Bowl with his Seattle Seahawks teammates. Then we finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five.

About Cliff Avril 

Cliff was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the third round in the 2008 NFL Draft. He has played in 73 career games and amassed 163 tackles, 39.5 sacks and 12 passes defensed. Cliff Avril started the Cliff Avril Family Foundation in March 2014. Inspired by the loss of his grandmother and his mother’s diagnosis of diabetes, Cliff realized the importance of educating today’s youth about healthy living. The Cliff Avril Family Foundation mission is to increase the awareness of Type 2 diabetes in youth. His foundation encourages healthy living through nutrition and exercise. The foundation provides educational support and opportunities to youth in Haiti. Cliff’s foundation helps out various community-based organizations in Jacksonville, Seattle and Charlotte.

Follow Cliff on Twitter and Instagram at @cliffavril and go to his foundation’s website at to learn how you can help out all the great things he and his crew are doing. Is This Week’s Podcast Sponsor

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About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast 

The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts.

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