NFL drafts FIU Athletic Training students for elite internships

FIU Trainers

Five students from the Athletic Training Program at the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences have been awarded exciting internships with the National Football League (NFL) for 2015.

“The strong reputation of FIU’s Athletic Training program is built on a culture of hard work, high skill and consummate professionalism that all of our students embody,” said program director Dr. Jennifer Doherty-Restrepo. “We congratulate these five students on securing such exciting internships, and know they will represent our program and university admirably.”

Two second-year students have been awarded season-long internships upon completion of the Spring 2015 semester. Billy Voltaire will be heading to Colorado to work with the Denver Broncos. The Broncos, coming off a successful season, finished with a 12-5 record losing in the second round of the playoffs. Elijah Bouldin will be heading to Texas to work with the Houston Texans, which finished the season 9-7 and second in the American Football Conference South.

Three first year students have also been awarded internships to work with NFL teams during the summer.

Andre Washington will be traveling in early May to Indiana for an extended internship with the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts finished a successful season with a 13-6 record, losing in the American Football Conference Championship game.

Kyle Fisher will be joining the Cleveland Browns in Ohio. The Browns are a storied franchise and Kyle had this to say about his opportunity, “I’m most excited to learn from an FIU alumnus in an elite setting and to be surrounded by a professional sports medicine team as well as the athletes.”

Finally, Michael Hervis will be traveling to Washington where he will be joining the Seattle Seahawks, this year’s Super Bowl runner up. Although the team could not defend its championship title from the year before, its epic battle with the New England Patriots made for one the most exciting games in Super Bowl history.