Casey Kreiter, a long snapper for the Denver Broncos and National Football League Pro Bowler in 2019, experienced the excitement of FIRST first-hand when he visited a FIRST Robotics Competition event in 2017 and spoke to teams as part of the Broncos Tackle STEM initiative. An avid supporter of STEM education and FIRST, Kreiter was studying to be a science teacher before he joined the Broncos.
“I think the biggest STEM skill that translates to my sport, and in my opinion any profession, is the science literacy part. Having to watch film objectively and observe my craft with a critical eye, and then make a plan (experiments) to try and fix a problem is huge.”
He shared more with us about connections between football and STEM and what makes robotics a great sport to get involved in.
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