I played eight years in the pros, plus grade school, high school, and college. That’s a lot of time on the field. During my time in the league, you didn’t make the kind of money they do today, where putting in another year can set you up financially for another 10 years. I had to really consider, ‘Do I want to keep doing this, or do I want to jump into the real world?’ Football is not a profession, it’s something you do for X amount of time. Usually, football tells you when to leave, you don’t just leave it.