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David Carter
Co-Founder of The Game Within The Game
NAWA Advisor

David Carter, also known as the 300-Pound Vegan, was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He began his success on the football field playing college football at his alma mater UCLA, and ultimately the National Football League. David played for major teams including the Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, and Dallas Cowboys. During his professional football career, David discovered the other side of professional sports; injuries, prescription medication, and excessive eating to maintain 300 plus pounds on his 6’ 6” frame. One fateful evening, watching the documentary Forks Over Knives changed his personal and professional life. David abandoned meat and dairy and embraced a vegan lifestyle. 

David has used his NFL connections to spread the word about his mission to build awareness and educate the masses living in “food deserts” globally. “Food deserts” are defined as areas deprived of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and healthy food providers. David spoke of “Oppression in the food system” at many universities around the world including Harvard, Penn State, NYU, UCLA, and more. David is also a film producer and participant in leading NETFLIX documentaries Game Changers.

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