New York Giants: Catching up on Former Giant Mathias Kiwanuka

Brittany Sirabella
New York Giants, Dexter Lawrence
Sep 22, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Giants defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence (97) celebrates after sacking Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (not pictured) during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Retirement has not slowed down former New York Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka one bit!

Since leaving the NFL, Kiwanuka is working with ESPN to discuss football.  About the game he gave his heart and soul to for years, Kiwanuka stated “Football is more than a sport. Football is an institution that brings us together.  Regardless of color, creed, or beliefs; we can all agree that Sunday is for Faith and Football”, so poignantly summing up the game we all love.  He has also co-founded a wine company called Wandering Wines.  This company aims at providing delicious, affordable, yet luxurious wines that showcase the different flavors of the world.

Kiwanuka also gives back any chance he gets.  Kiwanuka has visited with cancer patients at the Uganda cancer institute in Mulago, worked with the Water Trust, an organization aimed at providing safe water access, participating in the Optimism Walk to benefit the American Parkinson Disease Association and brought so much more goodness in this world!

Perhaps, Kiwanuka’s best role yet is a being father.  Kiwanuka’s proudest moments are spent with his beautiful family- lovely wife Tessa, a highly accomplished interior designer, and their adorable children Elle and Milo.  The family is very tight-knit and it is evident to see just how much they cherish their time together.  Whether it be a trip to Disney, opening gifts together on Christmas, going on an Easter egg hunt or simply eating a meal together, the love they hold for one another is evident.  The Kiwanukas are the perfect role models for their two kids.  They show their children how hard work pays off and that giving back not only enriches the lives of the people you are helping but makes a deep impact for all parties involved.  They are the epitome of class and kindness.

Kiwanuka may no longer be in the NFL, Kiwanuka still continues to make an impact and make the world a better place from being a role model to his kids to helping others!