The Donovin Darius Foundation was established in 2011 by former NFL safety and
community leader Donovin Darius
I love to see professional athletes take the blessing that they have received and make a difference for others.
That's what former Strong Safety for the
In 1998, he was selected 25th overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars where he was blessed to have played Strong Safety at an elite level for 10 years, setting numerous records for tackles by a defensive back and consecutive game started. As a 1st Team Pro-Bowl alternate and 10 year NFL veteran, he was an 8 year Player Representative for the NFL Player’s Association and 4 year Association Vice- President where he fought for player’s rights, safety and ever improving working conditions. In Darius's spoken words, “It was as honor and privilege to be able to play on such a large platform and represent so many men and their families.”
In 2010, he founded and started a company called Next Level Training and Performance LLC, where the vision focuses on developing athletes by achieving the highest level of performance, on and off the field. With various programs Next Level Training & Performance develops athletes of various skill and age levels through various camps, clinics, teaching and mentoring. He is a devoted Man of God and a Christian who seeks to share his faith, knowledge and experiences with all in the hopes of encouraging and developing young men and women to live out their God given purpose.
The mission of the Donovin Darius Foundation is to to equip and empower youth ages 8-18 for academic success, character & personal development, and healthy lifestyles. We seek to maximize their full potential by providing educational, athletic, and other enrichment activities in order to fulfill their purpose and destiny. Through the Mind, Body, & Spirit approach, we will ultimately assist them in becoming
successful, confident and productive individuals.
Boys & Girls Clubs, Donovin Darius honor inspiring youths
Former Jaguars safety Donovin Darius takes part in ceremony to recognize teenagers
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