The following article is a story on former NFL offensive lineman Tre Johnson who is now teaching at the Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland. BA Vice President Travis Martz is a graduate of The Landon School. This is a fantastic article on many levels: 1) It shows the importance of life after football 2) It identifies keys to success in the NFL and 3) is shows the importance of maintaining your physical conditioning. We've included some of the more noteworthy quotes below the link:
I promised my mother I would never let football define me,” said Johnson, who earned his two degrees before entering the 1994 NFL draft. “You can’t be a fool and think, ‘I’m going to play football forever.’ Every moment you play football is luck. You know it’s a gift. You have to know it’s going to end.
“There are a lot of 6-2, 300-plus-pound guys in the world,” Johnson notes. “What makes one person an NFL guy and another guy a bouncer in the front of a club? It’s work ethic. Doing the little things. Not only training when you have to train, but working on your technique, getting in the weight room, performing on game day. It’s the mentality you have to have.