Former Tennessee Titans’ s linebacker Kamerion Wimbley is the epitome of a gentle giant. Kamerion retired in 2015 but was known for his hard-hitting on the field yet kind, generous and warm-hearted off the field, it is no surprise that fans, media and teammates alike flock to Kamerion’s personality. Hailing from Wichita, Kansas, this Midwest transplant has taken the sports community by storm. Although he played quarterback and linebacker in high school, he ultimately decided his size and speed were perfect for the defensive side of the ball, where he has earned his weight in gold in the NFL. Kamerion started his successful career at Florida State University, where he was considered to be one of the top defensive ends in the nation and was awarded All-ACC and All-American honors by Pro Football Weekly in his senior season. With his speed, size, and strength, it was easy to see that Kamerion was the prototype linebacker, destined for success in the NFL. The Cleveland Browns certainly saw this and drafted him 13th overall in the 2006 NFL Draft.
Cleveland quickly fell in love with Kamerion as he led the team in sacks for an outstanding rookie campaign in the 2006-2007 season. In 2010, Kamerion was traded to the Oakland Raiders and he took the Bay Area by storm, helping to build a strong and consistent defense that elevated the Raiders to AFC West conference contenders. In 2012, Kamerion signed a five-year contract with the Tennessee Titans. Kamerion’s strong yet calm and patient nature made him a natural role model for others on his team and set the table for an easy transition to his current team, the Tennessee Titans.
Despite being tremendously successful on the football field, Kamerion’s off the field accomplishments refuse to be overshadowed. To prepare for his future after Football, Kamerion devotes a lot of time planning maintaining and keeping up the various businesses he owns. In 2012, he attended the prestigious Business Boot Camp at Stanford University put on by NFL Players Engagement and continues to develop his current business ventures. His favorite business is Stadium Status Fitness, a platform that connects the consumer with health and wellness goods and services. Being a professional athlete has given Kamerion the means to truly enjoy his passion while educating the masses of the importance of health and wellness. As a child Kamerion really took to Pitbull’s and their athletic abilities, drive and willingness to please. What initially started as a “pet project”, learning about genetics and breeding later became the Bull Breed Coalition Registry. This international dog registry offers innovative options for a broader population of people to be able to track their dogs’ ancestry.
In 2012, Wimbley participated in G4's American Ninja Warrior South-East Regional Qualifying round. He successfully finished the course with a time of 1:30.87. This time was fast enough to advance him to the Regional Finals. He successfully completed this extended course with a time of 4:25.08. Despite this, his time was not good enough to move on, finishing just one spot off of qualification for the next stage of the competition.
Not to mention he certainly knows his way around the kitchen! Kamerion competed on and won the Super Bowl Cook-off Competition on the Rachael Ray Show in 2013.
Taking athleticism to another level, Wimbley being the all-around athlete that he is, later appeared on a charity edition of MTV's The Challenge, titled The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros. He competed to raise money for Kamerion Wimbley Foundation, which seeks to raise funding for at-risk youths. He finished as the male runner-up.
Over the years Kamerion has worked tirelessly in an effort to give back to the community and is excited for the continued growth of his foundation in the coming years. In the past, Kamerion has hosted events such as, “Shop with a Jock”. In Oakland and Nashville, 2010-2013, Kamerion brought 50 at-risk children to a local Wal-Mart and took them on a shopping spree. In Wichita, 2016-2019 the Kamerion Wimbley Foundation hosts the Wichita Dreams Football camp, where the young and adolescent can participate in a camp providing skills, drills, and techniques by local coaches, collegiate and current and former NFL players.
Kamerion also works as an advocate for bull breeds and truly dogs in general. Collaborating with local and national humane societies, veterinary offices, and pet stores is important to him. He is often found participating in community service events on his off day, and in the past, he participated in the NFL’s Fuel Up and Play60 initiative. Recently, Kamerion began speaking with the Greater Wichita Little League teams, where he discusses the importance of proper nutrition and staying active in education. As he believes it is important to have an education and be more than just an athlete. Kamerion’s approach to life always ensures success.
With a handsome smile and extremely fit physique, it is no shock that the media loves Kamerion. He even showcased his athleticism as mentioned in an episode of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, and on the pages of Men’s Health, Athlete’s Quarterly, Pro Football Weekly, Distinct Homme Magazine, Home Business Magazine and on the cover of B.O.S.S Magazine. Already a hit with the sports media, often seen on ESPN, NFL Network, NBC Sports and more, this crossover star on the rise is destined to dazzle audiences for years to come. If the body wasn’t enough Kamerion Wimbley has the brains for the business, as mentioned in FSU Unconquered, Wichita Eagle , Wichita Business Journal, and Black Enterprise.
Wimbley is driven and made for success, and in 2016 Kamerion was recognized by his hometown as he was inducted into the Wichita Hall of Fame. Just three years later Kamerion makes one of the youngest African American males to be inducted into the Kansas Hall of Fame as noted by KSN.
From NFL Star to Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, there is so much in store for Kamerion Wimbley he has yet to even warm up.