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Published on October 15th, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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NFL Favorite Cliff Avril On The “Cliff Avril Family Foundation,” His Radio Career & Collecting Cars

A Super Bowl Champion, a 2016 Pro Bowler and a ranking player within the peer-voted NFL Top 100 Players Of 2017 list, Cliff Avril had an NFL career that most players could only dream of. Instrumental within the Seattle Seahawks’ victory at Super Bowl XLVIII, Avril also played in Super Bowl XLIX. But life has in no way slowed down for the Defensive End since retiring from the NFL in 2018.

As the namesake of the Cliff Avril Family Foundation, Avril is working to increase the awareness of Type 2 diabetes in youth and to encourage healthy living through nutrition and exercise. He is also providing educational support and opportunities to youth in Haiti, along with various community-based organizations in Jacksonville, Seattle and Charlotte. Avril is also the co-host of the popular daily sports-talk radio show Cliff Avril And Jason Puckett Show on Sports Radio 950 KJR in Seattle.

Radio and non-profit work aside, Cliff Avril also has a passion for racing, notably participating in this year’s goldRush Rally. As part of “Team Haitian Creation,” Avril and his purpose-built McLaren 720S were part of the festivities. And apparently that is only one of Avril’s impressive automobiles.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Cliff Avril by phone on October 7, 2019 about of topics including his NFL player career, the Cliff Avril Family Foundation, the Jason Puckett And Cliff Avril Show, his car collection, and the last concert he attended. While the full audio from that interview is embedded below, more things on Avril can be found online by visiting www.twitter.com/cliffavril, www.instagram.com/cliffavril and/or www.cliffavrilfamilyfoundation.org.


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is a New York resident (and Long Island native) with over 15 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. In the years following, he worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer.Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Format Magazine, Businessweek, The Improper, the L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. He has been a member of the SATW and the IFWTWA organizations as a food and travel writer.Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host the recently-launched "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with PureGrainAudio.


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