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October 27, 2020

Episode 61: From Foster Care to the NFL with Gaelin Elmore


This week Rob and Dana talk to foster care advocate and former pro-football player Gaelin Elmore. First removed from his parents’ home at 10 months old, Gaelin spent several years in and out of foster care. When he was 16, his high school football coach became his legal guardian. He earned a scholarship to play football in college and in 2017 he signed a contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. After playing one season, he decided to retire when he realized that a career in the NFL just wasn’t right for him.

Listen as Gaelin talks about his childhood, his emotional journey during his time with the NFL, what he’s doing now to help children in foster care, and his hopes for the future.

Follow Gaelin on social media:

Instgram – @giv.elmore

LinkedIn – Gaelin Elmore

Website –

Gaelin with his wife and daughter

Gaelin with his wife and daughter

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