Behind Sports with Keith O’Neil – Former NFL Linebacker

Keith O'Neil Interview on Behind Sports

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is a former NFL linebacker with the Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts, and the New York Giants. Born in Rochester, Michigan, Keith is the son of Ed O’Neil who was an All-American linebacker at Penn State and a first round draft pick in the 1974 NFL Draft.

Keith attended Northern Arizona University where he was a four-year letterman and three-year starter and first-team All-Big Sky choice as a junior and senior, and earned All-American honors. After being signed by the Dallas Cowboys, Keith played in the NFL with a undiagnosed bipolar disorder that was only diagnosed after he retired from the game. He finished his second season with the Colts with a Super Bowl ring.

Keith founded the to inspire and assist individuals challenged with mental illness. 4th and Forever also works to fund research, raise mental health awareness, and to de-stigmatize the struggle with mental illness.

Keith is also is currently busy writing a book and hosting speaking engagements to audiences in the sports, faith, and mental health communities.

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