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Video: Eric Thomas' Motivational Speech To NC State's Football Team Will Make You Want To Run Through A Wall

There are hundreds of former NFL players who have a hard time launching a second professional career once their playing days are over. Former pro cornerback Eric Thomas, who played for the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets and Denver Broncos, is not one of them, and after watching the below video, you'll know why. Thomas, who lived in poverty as a child, is one of the most popular motivational speakers in the country right now. Earlier this week, he was brought in to talk to NC State's football team.

Thomas gets so into his speech that he's drenched in sweat after just a few minutes. Just don't blame us if you get too fired up. Enjoy: