Chris Borland, who famously retired from the NFL as a rookie due to brain injury concerns, joins his Active Military brothers to race for After the Impact Fund (ATIF) 

(CHICAGO, IL) February 27, 2018 – Former San Francisco 49er, Chris Borland, Captain Joe Borland, US Army JAG Corps and Major John Borland, US Army currently instructing at West Point, are racing in the Pat Tillman Foundation’s Pat’s Run in Tempe, Arizona on behalf of After The Impact Fund (ATIF), which facilitates custom treatment plans for Veterans and Athletes with traumatic brain injuries. 


“The Borland Brothers embody the very model we are promoting.  Bringing the military and athlete communities together for healing.  I can’t imagine better representatives for our charity, “says Shannon Jordan, Executive Director for After The Impact Fund. “Chris reached out to me soon after he left the game of football. He is truly one of the most special and giving human beings I have ever met.

“Veterans and football players face uniquely steep challenges after their careers. We often forget about men who starred on the football field in the past. Sadly, veterans often don’t receive the assistance they deserve. After the Impact Fund is addressing this by bringing these communities together to heal. Joe, John, and I are proud to be a small part of ATIF’s vitally important effort ” says Chris Borland, an All-American linebacker and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year at Wisconsin.

Representing the athlete community for ATIF, Borland was a 3rd round pick in the 2014 NFL draft and led the San Francisco 49ers in tackles as a rookie. Borland was named to the All-Rookie Team and an alternate to the Pro-Bowl before leaving football over concerns of brain injury. Since retiring, he has advocated on behalf of former players. Borland led a first of its kind study with retired NFL players at The Center for Healthy Minds in 2017. He is founder and CEO of T Mindful LLC, a company incorporating meditation into athletics. He lives in Los Angeles.

The two Borland brothers representing the military community for ATIF, are each remarkable in their own right. Joe Borland is a Captain in the US Army JAG Corps. He has a BA in History from Miami University and a JD/MBA from the University of Toledo. Joe is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2009-2010); Operation Enduring Freedom (2013); and Operation Inherent Resolve (2017-2018). He lives in Georgia with his wife Tracy and children Caleigh (10) and Liam (4). He is a proud supporter of his brother Chris' charitable endeavors and excited to be able to participate in this way.

John Borland is a Major in the United States Army and is currently serving as an Instructor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  His primary teaching duty is with the Leadership and Management Studies Program.  Additionally, he serves as Executive Officer for Teachers College Columbia University’s Eisenhower Leader Development Program and the West Point Leader Development System Integration Committee. John is married to an Arizona Sun Devil, the former Emily Guernsey, and has three children Charlie (6), Henry (4), and Alice (2). 

For more information about After The Impact Fund for Veterans and Legends, please visit


About After The Impact Fund (ATIF)

After The Impact Fund (ATIF) is a 501c3 non-profit, charitable organization that facilitates custom treatment plans for Veterans and Athletes with traumatic injuries. Whether on the field of play or battlefield, every hit takes a toll and many end their careers suffering in silence. But through our vetted resources, ATIF provides a clear path to healing for these individuals and their families. Bringing these communities together, our solutions remove or reduce symptoms, help mend relationships and provide a renewed sense of purpose. For more information or to get involved please go to


Ryan Dadd