King of Prussia Sports Training Facility Is the Product of Its Ex-NFL Founder’s Bravery

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Brian Henesey, owner-founder of King of Prussia's OverAchieve Sports and Speed.

Brian Henesey, founder and trainer of King of Prussia’s OverAchieve Sports and Speed, shapes future athletes with lessons on nutrition, skill-building, and strength.

But he could just as well instruct them on the value of sheer perseverance. Bob McManaman carried the details in the Arizona Republic.

Henesey, from Manayunk, saw modest success playing football for Bucknell University.

After graduating, he set his sights on the NFL.

With a modest show of gridiron stats but a less-than-imposing stature, Henesey decided to talk his way in.

He went to see Arizona Cardinal’s coach Buddy Ryan, whose Eagles leadership style appealed to him.

Henesey disguised himself as a FedEx deliverer, talked his way into the Cardinals’ office, and waited.

They didn’t connect, so Henesey left his highlight reel: a VHS tape.

Ryan watched it, liked what he saw, and signed Henesey as a running back. He then shifted to the kickoff return squad.

At the season’s end, he was released.

A bid with Eagles never materialized, so Henesey entered the pharmaceutical industry.

As a sideline, however, he started tinkering with exercise equipment, eager to guide up-and-coming athletes like he was.

That interest eventually led to his founding of OverAchieve Sports and Speed.

More on this gutsy, local sports entrepreneur is at the Arizona Republic.


In this CNN story, Brian Henesey relates the story of his unwavering commitment to becoming
an Arizona Cardinal; he is now a King of Prussia youth sports trainer.

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