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John Welbourn, MA Biography

Former NFL offensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles
Con to the question "Is Golf a Sport?"

“While simple and probably wrong, my cut off for sport and non-sport comes with age and sobriety. Young fit individuals play sports. And if you can improve your ability by consuming alcohol it probably is not a sport. You don’t see 60-year-old accountants in goofy pants padded up playing football on Sundays. If a group of old out of shape men can get together, drink a 12 pack of beer, and play golf, then you have a hard time convincing me it is a sport.”

“Golf, Sport & CFFB,”, Apr. 13, 2012

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Owner and creator, CrossFit Football
  • Co-owner, CrossFit Balboa
  • CEO, Evolve Food
  • Offensive lineman, New England Patriots, Aug. 4, 2008-Aug. 31, 2008
  • Offensive lineman, Kansas City Chiefs, 2004-2007
  • Offensive lineman, Philadelphia Eagles, 1999-2003
  • Education:
  • MA, Education, Athletes in Academic Achievement Program, University of California at Berkeley
  • BA, Rhetoric, University of California at Berkeley, 1998
  • Other:
  • Twitter handle: johnwelbourn
  • Quoted in:
    Pro & Con Quotes: Is Golf a Sport?