Heath Shuler is back reliving the glory days of college in another Dish Network commercial, this time alongside NFL busts Matt Leinart, Brian Bosworth and JaMarcus Russell.
Playing a sport professionally is obviously a demanding job — no one can handle it forever. And TV networks only need so many commentators. So what do all those retirees who don’t end up on ESPN or on the sidelines as a coach end up? Here’s a list of five local athletes who went on to have completely different careers later in life.
Some ex-NFL players become broadcasters. These guys took their careers another way.
While Redskins fans seem to have unanimously agreed that Robert Griffin was worth his hefty price tag, there is still a creeping fear in the back of their minds when reminded that Heath Schuler was the last time the franchise took a quarterback so high in the draft.
Six weeks ago, David Elfin wrote a column in which he dubbed Washington “Loserville” compared to the 10 other metropolitan areas that compete in the NFL, MLB, NBA and the NHL. Well, somehow it’s gotten worse since.