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Life After Football: Surviving the NFL


11 am

Next week over 100 million people will watch Superbowl XLIX. Most of those players are at the top of their game, but one helmet to the chest, or a cleat to the leg, and an athlete can lose everything. We'll discuss what happens to pro football players--physically, financially and socially-- when they're no longer able to play, and how the NFL can help athletes off the field.


  • James A. Holstein, professor of sociology and faculty athletics representative at Marquette University
  • George E. Koonce, Jr., played football for a decade with the Green Bay Packers, currently is VP of advancement at Marian University

Read about Koonce and Holstein's new book: Is there Life after Football? Surviving the NFL