Remember the Monday Night Football game against the Green Bay Packers when at the last second, Seattle Seahawk’s Golden Tate made one of the most famous catches in NFL history? Well, I sat down with the other Seahawk wide-receiver who was in the endzone at the infamous moment – Charly Martin.  His recollection of that iconic play is one for the ages.

Charly was born in Walla Walla, Washington and later moved to Farmington, New Mexico where he completed high school as an excellent all around student-athlete.  Lacking a Division I scholarship though, Charly defied the odds as a record setting All-American at the Division II powerhouse, West Texas A&M.  He offers enlightening insights on what it took to not only make it in the NFL, but to also stay in the league for five years.

In addition, Charly shares what it was like to transition out of the life as a professional athlete, and into a successful career as the Northwest Vice President of Sales at the private aviation company – Wheels Up.

Charly is one of my best friends and I am so proud to call him family.  He is a devoted husband to his lovely wife Courtney, and their studly three year old son, Charles William Martin, V. – Kendra and I are so proud to be Lil C’s Godparents.

Charly and my daughter Bellamy…we totally support arranged marriages.

Charly and my daughter Bellamy…we totally support arranged marriages.

What inspires me most about Charly is his unwavering vision and belief in himself.  These traits are what makes uncommon people uncommon.  His will to overcome adversity, the ability to push himself beyond his limits, and commitment to excellence are what drive him to succeed.


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