Washingtonian Magazine recently ran a feature in which it talked to multiple people ranging from athletes to CEOs to attorneys about their stress level and how they cope.
Graham Gano, kicker for the Washington Redskins, had this to say:
My stress: You could go out, miss a field goal, and if you are not mentally strong, then you are going to be messed up the whole game. But I don't really get nervous; I'm totally relaxed out there.
How I cope: When I was in college, I worked with Trevor Moawad of IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. He is a mental coach, and he works with the Florida State University football team. He trains you to be confident, to know you are good enough to do it. Confidence is the big thing.
Moawad, Director of the Athletic & Personal Development program, still works with FSU, as well as the University of Alabama football team and many others. Check out the full Washingtonian feature here: washingtonian-magazine-article