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Wayne Chrebet’s Life After Football

November 29, 2010

Wayne Chrebet was a popular New York Jet when his career was ended by a concussion. As the Wall Street Journal reports, this meant that a second career was necessary, and now Chrebet is a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley in New Jersey. What’s relevant in this article is that Chrebet came to the realization that his career wouldn’t last forever, something that was pointed out to him by Bill Parcells, his former coach. He was encouraged to save money, and he found an interest outside of football that he could pursue. Chrebet is a great example of a successful and popular athlete who realized the important point that there is life after professional sports, and probably a lot of it. Advisors to athletes should emphasize this very important point and help athletes pursue interests outside of the sport. Many firms pride themselves on managing an athlete’s career after retirement as well as during their playing career, and athletes should be careful to pick agencies and management companies that are experienced and knowledgeable in finding ways to connect with other industries.

– Jason

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