Patrick Surtain Talks Fatherhood, Playing In The NFL & Mentoring High School Kids

Patrick Surtain talks to me about fatherhood and the lessons and values he and his wife look to instill into their children. He shares what his kids taught him about life and himself. Then, Patrick shares the advice he gave his son who is playing college football at Alabama. Then we talk about his time in the NFL. During our chat Patrick discusses the importance of being a mentor to the high school kids he coaches. Finally, we finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five. 

About Patrick Surtain 

Patrick Frank Surtain is a former American football cornerback who played eleven seasons in the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Southern Mississippi. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft. Surtain also did play for the Kansas City Chiefs. Patrick and his wife, Michelle have three kids. Patrick is the Head Coach at American Heritage Plantation.

Follow Patrick on Instagram at @psurtain.

About The GSK Take 5 Campaign 

This week’s Art of Fatherhood podcast is sponsored by the GSK Take 5 Campaign. Meningitis B is one type of meningococcal disease (frequently referred to as meningitis) is caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis. Meningitis can attack the brain and spinal cord. It can cause swelling in those areas. Plus it can lead to a serious infection of the bloodstream, called septicemia.

Approximately 10% to 15% of people infected with meningococcal disease will die. Sometimes as quickly as 24 hours after symptoms appear. For those who survive, about 1 in 5 may experience a variety of long-term disabilities including hearing loss and brain damage. There can be issues in the nervous system. It can cause kidney damage, loss of limbs, and skin scarring. Visit for more information and talk to your doctor about the two vaccines available to help protect against the five vaccine-preventable groups of meningitis A, C, W, Y and B  and all CDC-recommended vaccines needed for you and your family.

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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