Jake Byrne grew up in Rogers, Arkansas and now lives in Dallas, Texas. A type 1 diabetic since the age of fourteen, he has since been proactive combating the disease and mentoring diabetic youth. He played football for the University of Wisconsin as a tight end, and went on to compete in the NFL. Originally an undrafted free agent who signed with the New Orleans Saints in 2012, he has also been a Houston Texan, Kansas City Chief, and San Diego Charger. Jake is the author of First and Goal: What football taught me about never giving up. Soon to be released by Harvest House Publishers. He is beginning a foundation, Type Won, to help educate and encourage others (especially diabetic youth) to be active and achieve goals regardless of whatever life throws at them.