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Brendon Ayanbadejo of the Baltimore Ravens got challenged by GSF reporter Justin Lum

Posted July 2, 2013 by in – Brendon Ayanbadejo graduated from UCLA and originally signed with the Atlanta Falcons as a free agent linebacker. He served on the Falcons practice squad before being picked up by the Chicago Bears and even spent some time in the CFL and NFL Europe. His journey continued, playing for the Miami Dolphins and landing back in Chicago where he made his first two Pro Bowls as a special teams player. Brendon started to make his name in the NFL with his hard work on special teams and earned a third Pro Bowl spot as a Raven, playing in Baltimore from 2008-2012. All the hard work paid off as he won a Super Bowl ring this year after his team defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII.

At 36 years old, professional football may be in Brendon’s rear view mirror. He is currently a free agent but he is also ready for a new career path. Brendon has recently completed his MBA at George Washington University and is excited to be a managing partner with Orangetheory Fitness. Orangetheory is about using the science of Heart Rate Treadmill Interval Training, Indoor Rowing, and Weight Training Blocks to take fitness to the next level. Plus, clients are put in an exciting group environment. Brendon will be bringing Orangetheory studios to his home state of California as the representative and franchisee of San Francisco Bay and Los Angeles Area.

Special Thanks to:
Orange Theory Fitness
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written by: Angela Santoro
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About the Author

Justin Lum

Justin Lum is a home grown reporter from the Bay Area who is a sports fanatic. He played quarterback for City College of San Francisco in 2010 when they won the NorCal championship. He always knew he wanted to work in television and transferred to San Francisco State University for their renowned broadcasting program.Justin is definitely a versatile journalist with his background in news due to interning at NBC Bay Area. While juggling school and work, he would come into the station at 3 in the morning twice a week to shadow reporters who became his mentors. Justin is also very involved with his community in the East Bay. He works with the San Leandro Boys & Girls Club, mentoring the youth while coaching sports and fitness. When he does have time off, he enjoys working out, playing football, and spending time with family and friends. Sports is his true passion and Justin is excited about bringing his talent to GetSportsFocus.


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