Overcoming Obstacles with a Growth Mindset
When former NFL linebacker Sam Barrington suffered a career-ending injury, he pivoted to business, amassing a growing portfolio and becoming President of Sky Limit Crane & Rigging. According to a Forbes profile, Sam had always known “he was a businessman whose athletic talents played out on the gridiron.” In this motivational talk, Sam shares the growth mindset he used to overcome his NFL career setback, and how his journey as an entrepreneur is inspired by his faith, family, and commitment to creating a positive business culture.
Sam Barrington is a former NFL linebacker. He played college football at University of South Florida and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 2014 NFL Draft. Barrington also played for the Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, and Buffalo Bills. He was the Packers nominee for the 2015 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year and a recipient of the USF Alumni Association Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2021.
Sam is currently the President of Sky Limit Crane & Rigging. In addition to his professional career in equipment rental and commercial and residential construction, Barrington is the color commentator for University of South Florida.