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Jon Dorenbos

Football Long Snapper, Philadelphia Eagles, and Magician
  • Nominated for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award
  • Shares the heartbreaking story of his childhood and describes how magic helped him overcome tragedy
  • Featured by HBO, FOX Sports, ESPN and E! for his inspirational triumph in the face of adversity
  • Master magician who finished third in season 11 of America’s Got Talent
Topics & Types
Inspiration & MotivationOvercoming AdversityAthletes & CommentatorsSomething DifferentEntertainment Acts

When Jon Dorenbos is on stage, through his unbelievable magic, he emphasizes the importance of choice and openly shares his childhood tragedy. When he was twelve, his picture-perfect family was destroyed after his father murdered his mother. Jon chose to rise through adversity, set goals, no matter how high, and plan and executes the necessary steps required to accomplish these goals. He started learning magic at the age of twelve and is now considered a "master magician", earning the respect of top magicians everywhere including casinos in Las Vegas, where he earns tens of thousands of dollars an hour.

After college at the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP), he was signed as a long snapper by the Buffalo Bills in 2003 as an undrafted free agent, a long-shot to make the team. His first two years in the NFL he started for the Bills, and in 2004 lead the league in tackles at his position. In 2005/2006 he started for the Tennessee Titans. A two-time NFL Pro Bowler, Jon just embarked on his eleventh season with the Philadelphia Eagles and fourteenth (14th) year in the league. The average tenure in the NFL is less than three years. This year the Eagles have nominated Jon for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award for philanthropy.

Jon hosts a television show with the Eagles and has won two EMMY AWARDS (2008 & 2015). He was awarded the Ed Block Courage Award in 2008. This award honors those NFL players who exemplify commitments to the principles of sportsmanship and courage and is selected solely by the by the votes of their teammates.

As an entertainer for over twenty years, Jon is known as the NFL's “Magic Man" and is respectfully referred to as the "Entertainer's Entertainer" He also has performed personally for Jason Stathum, Nicholas Cage, Garth Brooks, Magic Johnson, the entire New England Patriots football team, Joe Montana and Dan Marino.

As a professional keynote speaker since 2008, he has motivated and wowed audiences including the NFL, Screen Writers Guild, Boeing , Lincoln Financial, Jackson Financial, Taco Bell, the NBA, Hard Rock, Merrill Lynch and numerous other Fortune 500 companies.

Jon's inspirational life story of triumph over adversity has been retold on national television in features by HBO, FOX Sports, ESPN, E! True Hollywood Story: An American Story, ABC, and CBS. While performing the most amazing magic most have ever seen, Jon Dorenbos tailors his presentations to fit the needs of his audience. He inspires others by sharing his life experiences and NFL stories, relating them to corporate culture. He discusses the importance of discipline, teamwork, perseverance and the acceptance of failure in achieving a common goal. In his words, “Live in vision not circumstance”.

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