Brian Engel

Green Bay Packers

Representing PFATS

Now entering his 26th season overall with the Packers, Bryan Engel begins his eighth season as head athletic trainer after serving as assistant athletic trainer from 1999-2014. He first joined the Packers as a seasonal assistant/intern in the athletic training department in 1997. In his current role, Engel oversees the team’s medical care on a daily basis.

Engel was a member of the Packers’ athletic training staff that was honored by its peers with the NFL Athletic Training Staff of the Year award in 2011. He also was named the Tim Davey NFC Assistant Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2013.

Professionally, Engel sits on the executive committee of the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) and is currently the organization’s president-elect, having previously served on the executive committee as an NFC assistant representative and on the PFATS advocacy committee. He has also worked extensively with the PFATS Foundation, serving as its president and director of internal education.

Engel also spent time on the athletic training staff of the New England Patriots as a seasonal assistant/intern (1996-97) and training-camp intern (1995).

Engel earned his B.S. degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in athletic training from the University of Illinois in 1998. In addition to his degree, Engel is a certified athletic trainer and a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association. He also holds certification as a corrective-exercise specialist and performance-enhancement specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and is certified in the functional-movement screen.

A native of Hanover Park, Ill., Engel is married to Jennifer, with whom he has three sons, Drew, 22, Ryan, 20, and Evan, 18.

Diagnosed in 2010, Evan lives with Type 1 diabetes. Engel and his wife are both active volunteers for JDRF, with Jennifer having served on the executive board as secretary and as advocacy team chair for the northeast Wisconsin chapter. Evan was selected as a delegate for the 2017 JDRF Children’s Congress and went to Washington, D.C., to advocate on Capitol Hill for strong funding for T1D research.

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