Donovin Darius is a former collegiate All-American Defensive Back, first round draft pick in the 1998 NFL Draft, 10 year NFL defensive back and founder of the Donovin Darius Next Level Training Academy. In 2007 Donovin Darius retired from the NFL and started his training organization that focuses on the total development of athletes and individuals. During his playing career he set a league record for being 'Franchised Tagged' three consecutive years for his value and talent that he brought to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Donovin received a Bachelor of Science and Coaching Degree from Syracuse University, and in 2005 was named Sports Illustrated's "Best Trained Athlete."
Recently, Donovin has been hired by Nike, ESPN, and the NFL to develop athletes athletically, personally and professionally. He now serves as a Director of the NFL Legends Community Program, is a Certified NFL Transitions Coach for active and retired players and an official NFL Ambassador for the league domestically and internationally. Since starting his Next Level Training Organization in 2010, which focuses on character and athletic development, he has worked with over 5,000 athletes in all sports. Donovin is still respected as one of the hardest workers and hitters in the NFL during his career and beyond by coaches and players. By partnering with existing programs and other organizations, Donovin and his Next Level Organization add a unique experience and rapport with all athletes and organizations that help them take their programs to the Next Level.
In 2012, Donovin launched his Next Level Training DVD series, which include Speed and Agility Development, Football Training for coaches and athletes of all skill levels, plus many more.
Brett is a world-renowned licensed physical therapist, certified athletic trainer, certified strength and conditioning specialist and a certified Dry Needling specialist with over 30 years of experience in the sports medicine field.
Brett has worked with the New York Jets, Chicago Cubs, PGA and Senior PGA Tour, and has served as a consultant with the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers organizations.
Brett currently owns and operates the Fischer Institute of Physical Therapy and Performance in Phoenix, Arizona which provides services to patients of all ages and injuries and is also home to many of today's NFL, MLB , NBA, NHL and tennis stars. The institute also successfully prepares many of the NFL's future stars for the NFL Combine each year. Brett currently trains NFL stars Roddy White, Darrelle Revis, Carson Palmer and more.
Brett is also the current staff Physical Therapist for the NFL's Arizona Cardinals.
Brett's expertise has led to numerous national speaking engagements, television, internet and radio appearances, and he has been mentioned in periodicals such as ESPN the Magazine, Sports Illustrated, USA Today and the New York Times. Brett also serves as a consultant to CytoSport Nutrition, the makers of MuscleMilk, Nike Sparq and the Cybex Research Institute.
Brett received the 1997 Training & Conditioning Magazine Professional Athlete Comeback Award/ Medical Team for the comeback of future Hall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson. Brett is also the inventor of the most effective and versatile abdominal device sold nationally and internationally, the AB DOLLY.
Rashad Jennings is a 6-year veteran NFL running back currently playing for the New York Giants. At the collegiate level, Rashad initially enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh where he became only the fourth true freshman to ever start at the running back position for the Panthers, a distinction he shares with NFL Hall of Famer, Tony Dorsett. Due to a family health crisis, Rashad transferred to Liberty University in his hometown of Lynchburg, Va. At Liberty, Rashad compiled 3,633 rushing yards and scored 42 touchdowns, becoming the Big South Conference record holder in both categories.
In 2009, Rashad was selected in the seventh round of the NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. While with the Jaguars from 2009-2012, Rashad ran for 944 yards in a limited role. In 2013, as a member of the Oakland Raiders, he enjoyed a breakout campaign, racking up 1,025 total yards and six touchdowns in 15 games. After an impressive season in Oakland, Rashad became a free agent, eventually signing with the Giants.
As a youth, Rashad struggled with his weight as well as academics. He was able to overcome both by changing his habits. Rashad developed a unique workout regimen and healthy eating habits which he has maintained to this day. During the season and during training camp, Rashad sleeps in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, which aids in rapid cellular recovery and healing. He also adheres to a customized gluten-free, casein-free diet. Rashad’s work ethic, including his commitment to physical and dietary health, is widely respected among his fellow players throughout the NFL.
In 2009, Rashad established the Rashad Jennings Foundation, whose mission has been to inspire youth by making education and exercise fun, and to provide mentorship for individual success while promoting health and fitness worldwide.
Coach Clif Marshall enters his sixth year as the Performance Director at Ignition where he is responsible for the design and implementation of both strength and speed programs. With more than 12 years professional experience, Marshall has trained more than 250 NFL players since 2007. Luke Kuechly, the 2013 Defensive Player of the Year in the NFL has been one of Marshall's most notable clients the last three off seasons. Others players include Geno Atkins, Terence Newman and Devin McCourty.
Under Marshall, Ignition has trained over 30 NFL Combine Top Performers and a number of NFL Players who hold all time combine records for their position groups. Currently Ignition and Coach Marshall have at least one player that they have trained on all 32 NFL Clubs.
Prior to his role as Performance Director at Ignition, Marshall served as a strength and conditioning assistant coach for the Cincinnati Bengals. He continues to work with the Bengals as a consultant to Head Strength Coach, Chip Morton on a weekly basis.
Marshall came to Cincinnati after serving as a strength assistant for the University of Louisville. He assisted the football squad in achieving two conference titles and two Liberty Bowl victories. He also helped 15 athletes move from the college ranks to the NFL. Marshall currently works as a consultant to some of the top NCAA athletic programs in the country.
Marshall is a graduate of the University of Louisville where he earned his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Exercise Science & Sports Medicine and his Masters of Arts in Teaching of Physical Education. He is also certified as a CSCS through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and USA Weightlifting.
Clif is active in Christian non-profit organizations including Focus Ministries, The Lord's Gym and Athletes in Action.