Cowboys Center Tyler Biadasz’s Trio of Charity Work, Meditation, and Yoga Has Him Feeling Sharp After an Improved Sophomore Season

Throughout the regular season, Dallas Cowboys center Tyler Biadasz spends his time blocking opposing defenders. He had his hands full in that regard after starting 17 regular-season games for the NFC East champions last season.

When he’s not in the trenches for America’s Team, Biadasz has another enemy to try knocking to the turf: child hunger.

Shortly before his second NFL season, Biadasz, a 2020 fourth-round selection from Wisconsin, joined the Blocking Hunger Foundation as a board member. In a recent interview with Sportscasting, the former All-American discussed his mission to fight child hunger, his love for yoga, and what drives him.

Tyler Biadasz has been building relationships and fighting child hunger when he’s not blocking opponents

History has the potential to look extremely kindly on the Cowboys’ 2020 draft class. CeeDee Lamb, the 17th overall pick, totaled 2,037 receiving yards in his first two seasons and earned Pro Bowl honors after the 2021 campaign. Former Alabama cornerback Trevon Diggs, a second-round selection, hauled in 11 interceptions during the 2021 season en route to earning first-team All-Pro honors.

Defensive tackle Neville Gallimore, the 82nd overall pick, impressed as a rookie in 2020. After missing the 2021 campaign’s first three months with an elbow injury, the Oklahoma product played well upon returning and should enter next season as a starter.

None of that surprises Biadasz, one of seven players in the Cowboys’ 2020 draft class. The 24-year-old spoke glowingly of his teammates and said he came away especially impressed with the 2020 draftees as early as virtual offseason meetings that year.

However, when the Cowboys arrived in Texas for an abbreviated training camp amid the pandemic, Biadasz knew the group had the opportunity to be remarkable.

“[When] you finally got on the field with them, you saw the potential that our class has. It was exciting, and you were like, ‘Let’s go to work.’ Really great people outside of the building, too. It was very exciting, and we’re ready to make another run next year.”

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Biadasz also became close with former Cowboys starting center Travis Frederick, a three-time All-Pro who retired in March 2020. The two shared an agent, and Frederick, who founded the Blocking Hunger Foundation in 2017, asked the Cowboys’ newest center if he wanted to work with the organization. The Wisconsin product agreed and currently serves as Blocking Hunger’s vice president.

“I really want to make a difference in terms of hunger and promote being able to be capable of helping out children in need,” Biadasz told Sportscasting.

Biadasz and Blocking Hunger have remained busy throughout the pandemic

The Blocking Hunger Foundation primarily works to provide meals to children in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. According to its official website, the organization has two primary community outreach programs: Travis’ Pantries and Nourish2Flourish. Travis’ Pantries ensures children have dinner to take home, and Nourish2Flourish ensures kids are able to get free food during extended breaks from school.

The foundation has kept busy throughout the coronavirus pandemic, a period Biadasz said has been “eye-opening.” According to the foundation, 1.47 million children in the Dallas area face severe hunger daily, and nine out of 10 households are considered “food insecure.”

“I think [the pandemic] hit everyone very differently in a lot of different ways,” Biadasz said.

Biadasz added the Blocking Hunger Foundation would have a fundraising event in April, and he will provide more details on social media in the coming weeks.

Not only is Biadasz feeling good, but he’s also ready to take a monumental jump in his third year with the Cowboys

After playing in 12 games and starting four as a rookie, Biadasz logged 98% of the Cowboys’ snaps in 2021. He played a pivotal role on a Dallas offense that averaged a league-high 31.2 points per game.

Biadasz credited part of his growth to yoga and meditation, activities he said provide a tremendous boost to his mental health.

“It really brings out the side of you where when pressure and frustration come along, you’re in the present. I think that was a big asset to my game and to my life in general, just to be present in the moment.”

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If Biadasz remains present in the moment and continues the strides he made in 2021, Cowboys fans should feel even better about potentially partying with the Lombardi Trophy in February 2023.

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