2018 Conquering Kili Class
Retired NFL Player
Outside linebacker Connor Barwin played nine years in the NFL playing with the Houston Texans (2009-2012), Philadelphia Eagles (2013-2016) Los Angeles Rams (2017) and the New York Giants (2018).
He began his athletic career as a dual-sport athlete at the University of Cincinnati, playing basketball and football. By his senior year, football was the clear favorite and Barwin earned a First-team All-Big East honors and honorable mention All-America, as well as the Claude Rost Award, given to the team’s Most Valuable Player. After college, Barwin was selected by the Houston Texans in the second round, with the 46th overall pick, of the 2009 NFL Draft. Barwin went on the play for the Eagles from 2013 to 2016, and was elected to the 2015 Pro Bowl. In 2017, Barwin signed with the Los Angeles Rams as a free agent.
Barwin started his own Foundation in 2013 named Make The World Better with the mission to improve communities one park, one neighborhood at a time. Barwin also served as a Waterboy, representing his team in bringing clean water to communities in need.
Barwin and his wife, Laura, welcomed the birth of their first son in 2018.
Each new Conquering Kili class accepts the challenge to embark for the summit, a walk that represents the miles that many African women journey on a daily basis to fetch water for their families. While training for the climb, each team member works to raise funds and transform communities through the gift of clean water.