Former NFL Fullback & Financial Coach
About Jedidiah Collins
Jed was born the fourth of five children in San Juan Capistrano, CA.
During his time in high school he experienced an Orange County Record 41 wins in a row at Mission Viejo High School.
During his time in college he enjoyed the challenges of being a student athlete as he pursued an Accounting Degree from Carson College of Business, Washington State University (Go Cougs!)
During his time in the National Football League (NFL), Jed went from Undrafted Free Agent to the top rated Fullback, while learning from a dozen different locker rooms along the way.
During his time studying for the Certification in Financial Planning (CFP), Jed became an expert in personal finances.
During his time as a writer, Jed has had articles published on Scout.com and ESPN.com as well as publishing his first book – Your Money Vehicle and expecting his second Rookie to Veteran due in 2021
During his time as a presenter, Jed has delivered keynotes and facilitated workshops for Amazon, Microsoft, Sotheby’s, GlaskoSmithKline, NFL, MLB, and many Universities.
I was always interested in numbers, but I had no idea how much numbers would impact my life, until I began chasing the ‘NFL Dream’.
Many kids on a playground today have the dream of going pro and getting to test their skills against the best in the world. Some are lucky enough to play at the collegiate level, but how many take the next leap to be a Pro?
Of the 380,000 student athletes in America, 99% will become a professional in something other than their sport!
My first question: How was I going to become a 1%?
This lead me to observing and absorbing from everyone around me who I felt I could learn from. Studying the people around me to find the mindset, the behaviors, and the habits of success.
It lead me to wonder why more people had not been introduced to this toolbox of success and drove me to create Rookie to Veteran.
Once I began achieving the dream of playing in the NFL, I came across another number.
Only a few get to achieve the dream of walking into a professional locker room, but how many were walking out of that same locker room having captured the dream?
Over 70% of professional athletes fall on financial hardships soon after they are done playing!
My second question: How was I going to become a 30%?
Life decisions comes quick after being handed a sizable check as a 22-year-old, and it is these decisions that I began to realize I was totally unprepared for. I went to highly educated people like my brothers to ask what to do, only to realize this was not a ‘jock problem’, this was an everyone problem.
This lead me to dive head first into the world of money. I understood the told that my body and mind were going to take in achieving the dream, I did not want to miss my opportunity to capture the dream.
My greatest asset and skill has been keeping a journal since I was a teenager. Sure it was something I hid and was embarrassed at first, but it has grown into my greatest strength. My observations are what lead me to becoming a 1% and then a 30%.
Translating these observations of watching how the best in the locker room and the boardroom operate is my life’s passion.
Together we will establish the behaviors of what it takes to eliminate the potential between where you are and the objectives you want to achieve.
Ready to find and capture success?
Get in touch to schedule a meeting with Jed.