Prithwiraj Gupta is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He has completed his Master's in History from Pune University. The contact aspect of the NFL made him interested in the sport. Having played Rugby before, he discovered the thrill of contact sports and has enthusiastically followed many similar sports from different countries. He likes how a focus on power and speed affects the contact zone in the NFL, leading to bigger hits than seen in other sports of its kind. This interest is amplified by certain Rugby players trying their luck in the NFL. He likes to look at the NFL from a rugby player's point of view, trying to analyze the glaring and subtle similarities and differences between the two sports. Apart from contact sports, he enjoys working out and reading books and is a Hallyu fan.