Life After the NFL: Reimagining a New Career
While the average retirement age for the everyday American is 61 years old, the average retirement age for professional football players is 28. That leaves plenty of time for a new career, but figuring out what to do next can sometimes be the hardest part. Thats why AARP's Life Reimagined is teaming up with the NFL Player Engagement Group to help former players prepare for "What's Next."
James Brown: Sports Broadcaster James "JB" Brown is AARP's Life Reimagined Ambassador and has a lifetime of experience and service -- both in the sports arena and in his community. A well-known figure in the sports and broadcasting arenas and host of the NFL pre-game show, THE NFL TODAY, Brown's personal passions include an active community and family life, mentoring youth as a Pastor at his church, philanthropy and neighborhood engagement. He considers himself a community servant and participates in numerous charitable organizations including The Marrow Foundation, Darrell Green's Youth Life Foundation, Ronnie Lott's All Stars Helping Kids, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Neimann Pick Disease Foundation and HollyRod Foundation. He is also a National Celebrity Volunteer for the March of Dimes. Through his JB Awards, in partnership with NFL Players, he annually raises in excess of one million dollars for Special Olympics DC.
Dan Marino: One of the toughest and most successful players in the history of the NFL, football legend and AARP Men's Health Ambassador Dan Marino is known for his great work both on and off the field. Marino attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he played football and earned a degree in communications. In 2008, he received an honorary doctorate degree in broadcast journalism from his Alma Mater and now serves as a prestigious Member of the Board of Trustees. For all of his achievements on the field, he may best be remembered for his philanthropic work. Dan and Claire Marino established the Dan Marino Foundation in 1992, sharing their sons story, they became one of the first families to advocate for children with autism. The Foundation has raised over $33 million funding the Dan Marino Center, the Marino Autism Research Institute, and opening fall of 2012 the Dan Marino Foundation Vocational Campus. Marino is a studio analyst for the NFL pre-game show, THE NFL TODAY.
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