NFL Afterlife

VOTE 2018: Former NFL Players Running for Office

Elections day 2018 is here, and athletes aren't just showing up at the polls some of them are on the ballot. There has been a sizeable shift in the last few years on athletes using their platform to promote social and political issues, even in the face of 'Shut up and dribble' campaigns. There are five former NFL players who are running for election ...

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NFL Afterlife: Former NFL QB Jim Everett Relishes Role as a Rams Legend

IRVINE, CA. -- It’s always sunny in Southern California and the late August day Sammy Watkins showed up for his first practice as an L.A. Ram was no different. The compact training camp digs at U.C. Irvine, while hardly state-of-the-art, provides a sense of community. Fans gather for autographs. Watkins and other players sign and subsequently high ste...

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NFL Afterlife: Caleb Hanie

Welcome to the debut of NFL Afterlife, a series of conversations with former players about their careers, life without pads, and anything else we want to discuss. First up is former quarterback Caleb Hanie, predominately known for his tenure with the Chicago Bears as Jay Cutler’s backup. As a player, Hanie...

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Joe Horn’s path to the NFL was far from traditional.  A twisty road took Horn from community college to a bevy of fast foods jobs to make ends meet before trying out for the CFL. Only a technicality with his CFL contract made the NFL a possibility. After being drafted in 1996 by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round, Horn was mostly a special ...

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NFL Afterlife: Mike Brown

Former Chicago Bear and NFL safety Mike Brown remains a consummate fan favorite. A leader in the locker room and a player-coach on the field, Brown was a stalwart on the Bears defenses of the early 2000’s that would develop into the league’s best. After being drafted in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft, Brown started all but o...

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NFL Afterlife: Kyle Turley

When people hear the name Kyle Turley they often forget he was once a storied offensive tackle in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. A first-round draft pick of the New Orleans Saints, Turley was a two-time All Pro over a productive NFL career which spanned nine seasons. Yet it was the cumulative effects of those years – especi...

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NFL Afterlife: Jake Ballard

is a series of conversations with former players about their careers, life without pads, and anything else we want to discuss. Former NFL tight end Jake Ballard is a classic example of how short-lived an NFL career can be. Make no mistake, Ballard experienced glory in four seasons...

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NFL Afterlife: Thomas Jones

is a series of conversations with former players about their careers, life without pads, and anything else we want to discuss. Thomas Jones is just one of those special people who make it seem easy.  In a league that inhales running backs and spits them out five seconds later, Jones carved out a consistently stell...

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