The average professional athlete’s career is over by age 33. For physically-demanding sports, such as professional football, it’s as young as 28. Deciding what comes next can be difficult.
As a professional athlete, or a college athlete preparing to make the jump to the next level, it is important to remember that in addition to a vigorous training schedule that keeps you at the top of your physical game, you must take the time to think about a life without sports.
Join three former NFL players and American Public University for an exclusive live event, where you get the chance to ask our NFL panel questions about their lives after professional sports.
Panelists for this event:
- Levon Kirkland
Played 11 years in the NFL, including nine with the Pittsburgh Steelers; a two-time Pro Bowl selection; two-time Steelers team MVP; NFL 1990s All-Decade team; Played in Super Bowl XXX; Educates student-athletes across the country on the college recruiting process as an Educational Speaker for the National Collegiate Scouting Association; Currently works at Clemson University where he coordinates minority recruitment in the admissions office; current APU student pursuing a Master’s Degree in Sports Management.
- Stan Brock
A first round draft pick by the New Orleans Saints, played 16 years in the NFL; also played for the Chargers, including Super Bowl XXIX; Head Coach at United States Military Academy at West Point for 2 seasons; current Director of Employee Development and Coaching with the Benchmade Knife Company.
- Willie Pile
Played 2 years in the NFL – drafted by Kansas City Chiefs, one season with the Dallas Cowboys; currently playing for the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League; current APU student pursuing a Master’s Degree in Sports Management.