Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Delvin Breaux Sr. played football at McDonogh 35 High School. He experienced his first football adversity during his senior year when, two days after his birthday, Breaux Sr. broke his C4, C5, and C6 vertebrae. The experience put a lot of stress on him and jeopardized his full scholarship to Louisiana State University.
Although he never played a down for LSU, Breaux Sr. refused to quit and eventually wrote an autobiography to describe his challenging journey through life and football.
Breaux Sr. wrote his book, Un-Breaux-Ken: The Story of Delvin Breaux in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Having left the NFL due to injury, Breaux Sr. felt he needed to be with his two-year-old son and allow people to understand his personal story.