Patrick Devenny

Patrick Devenny

Mental Health and Eating Disorder Advocate, CU Alum

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Patrick is a former football player who attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where he graduated with a degree in business. Patrick has struggled his entire life with disordered eating and restrictive eating. Looking back, he believes that given the pressures of trying to do whatever was necessary to achieve his dream of playing in the NFL, food became an issue. His eating disorder really became evident once his career was over, and in 2015 he realized just how overwhelmed his life was. He has developed a passion for raising awareness for mental health and eating disorders.