Nick Mangold Talks Fatherhood, Football, Star Wars & Creating A BBQ Sauce Company

Nick Mangold and I sat down to talk about fatherhood, playing in the NFL, our love for Star Wars and creating a BBQ Sauce company. Nick shares his fatherhood journey and how being a dad changed the way he looks at life. We talk about his time in the NFL as well as playing college football at Ohio State. Next, we talk about the inspiration for creating a BBQ sauce company and how his kids inspired the flavors of each sauce. We finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five. 

About Nick Mangold 

Nick Mangold is a loving father, barbecue enthusiast, and former professional football player. A Dayton, Ohio native, Nick began his football career at The Ohio State University. That is where he was a three-year starter at Center. He claimed an NCAA National Championship with the Buckeyes in 2002. Nick was an NFL first-round draft pick in 2006, where he continued his career with the New York Jets. With the Jets, Nick was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection. People feel he is one of the all-time best NFL centers.

Nick is known as a foodie who cleverly likes putting twists on his favorite foods. He surprised his teammates and friends with his creations. His habitual tinkering led the development of his small batch BBQ sauce. It was a creation of three separate sauces. It turned into one multi- layered palette of taste profiles, ideal for slathering, grilling or dipping. His friends have raved about it for years.

Once Nick finished his football career gently perfected the combinations of his recipe’s ingredients. Using the cores of pure maple syrup, vinegars, and sriracha he was ready. He made another shotgun snap. This time into the world of entrepreneurship. It was with the release of his initial two flavors: Sweet-Tangy and Whole Lot O’ Heat – Spicy.

Follow Nick on Twitter at @nickmangold and Instagram at @realnickmangold and go to his website at for more on him and his BBQ sauce Seventy Four BBQ

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.

3 thoughts on “Nick Mangold Talks Fatherhood, Football, Star Wars & Creating A BBQ Sauce Company”

  1. It’s clear being in a team mentality for so long has helped Nick navigate his 4 children. Some teammates get along great, others not so much. I like how he includes his kids in his ventures and exposes them to so much, sounds like a cool guy all around.


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