Jon Dorenbos

Retired NFL Long Snapper, Magician & Author of "Life Is Magic"

Jon Dorenbos Biography

Jon Dorenbos is a former NFL long snapper, magician, and author of "Life Is Magic: My Inspiring Journey from Tragedy to Self-Discovery."

When Dorenbos was only 12 years old, his father murdered his mother and was sentenced to 13 years in prison. Dorenbos has said that the murder came out of the blue -- his family was tight-knit and his father had no history of violence.

In the aftermath of his father's trial, Dorenbos and his sister Kristina stayed with a temporary foster family while they finished out their respective school years. After that school year ended, he and Kristina moved from Woodinville, Washington, to Garden Grove, California, to live with their Aunt Susan. At the time, Susan had no children and took Dorenbos and Kristina in as her own. She devoted her life to her sister's kids and became the best mom anyone could ask for.

Dorenbos got into magic just before his 13th birthday. He instantly fell in love with it. Magic became an escape during a time of mourning and transition in his life. He was obsessed with the sleights and skills involved. He spent all day, every day, practicing and rehearsing in front of the mirror. Dorenbos's guardian, Aunt Susan, had a friend, Ken Sands, who was a magician and she made the introduction. Sands became a mentor, a friend and a father figure for Dorenbos for years to come. Sands didn't just teach Dorenbos the fundamentals of a trick, he taught him how to find himself as a performer.

While playing as a long snapper for the University of Texas at El Paso's football team, Dorenbos earned a business degree with an emphasis in economics, finance, and marketing.

In 2016, Dorenbos performed on the eleventh season of America's Got Talent and made it through the auditions with a card trick. He ultimately finished in 3rd place with fellow contestant Grace VanderWaal winning the competition.

After 14 years playing in the NFL for teams including the Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles, Tennessee Titans, and New Orleans Saints, in September of 2017, Dorenbos was diagnosed with aortic aneurysm, which required immediate heart surgery.

After retiring due to medical necessity, Dorenbos began a career as a corporate motivational speaker and magician. In November 2019, his first book, "Life Is Magic," was released, making Dorenbos a published author in addition to his other accomplishments.

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