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Dr. John DeWitt, Author, Public Speaker, Former NFL Player
Best-Selling Author, Public Speaker, Former NFL Player
Dr. DeWitt is a Vanderbilt University graduate who earned a full athletic scholarship after his first semester. He went on to become the starting defensive end for the next four years and was awarded The Wade Looney Award for outstanding work ethic. He continued his football career with the NFL Houston Oilers, NFL Europe Champion Scottish Claymores, Montreal Alouettes of the CFL, San Francisco Demons of the XFL, and several teams in the AFL including three seasons with the LA Avengers.
His best friend from high school was who he looked up to and tried to model his playing style and focus. This friend went on to get first team all SWC his freshman year and was elected Captain of the Cotton Bowl team while Dr. DeWitt got second team all SEC his sophomore year.
During his sophomore year, Dr. DeWitt’s friend was suffering with a nagging ankle injury. He had gone from being “the man” to just being another hurt guy in the training room. Nobody fully comprehended how much that was affecting him until, one night, he decided to take his own life because of the frustration he felt by not being at his best. He had been Dr DeWitt’s confidant and advisor for anything football related… but now he was gone.
After retiring from football, Dr. DeWitt earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Los Angeles Chiropractic College. His friend’s premature passing has inspired Dr. DeWitt to learn all he can about concussions and CTE. His ultimate goal is to have a clinic where those suffering with PTSD, CTE and Concussions can come to get treatment via nutritional advice, mental health counseling and chiropractic care as well as a place for the families of those suffering to get the assistance they need as well.
He is a proud supporter of the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund and The After The Impact Fund. Dr. DeWitt can be heard on several radio shows from LA Talk Radio to ABC News Radio. He speaks on the future of sports as well as other natural ways to optimize brain function, eyesight and overall productivity.
He has authored several, best-selling books on a variety of topics including Goal Setting, Golf, Concussions and CTE and a three-part series on Natural Vision Correction.