Former Student-Athlete

About After the Game

NCAA After the Game supports a thriving community of millions of former student-athletes from more than 1,100-member schools through career development, resources, networking, engagement, and promotion of their well-being and continued lifelong connections to college sports.

Our goals:

  • Equip recent student-athletes with the necessary tools to successfully transition to life after college sports.
  • Provide campus administrators and staff the support and tools
  • ...

From field to galaxy: 4 astronauts who played college sports

These former student-athletes have excelled far beyond the playing field — they are NASA astronauts.

How to use your college athletics experience to build your personal brand online

Former Idaho football player and social media expert Adam Juratovac shares ideas for former student-athletes looking to build their personal brand online.

Why your life after college sports starts with reflection

Transitioning to life after sport starts with acceptance, awareness, and taking skills with you toward your next success.

3 keys to landing your first job

Thomas R. Williams, a former football player at Southern California, used his athletics experience as a platform to catapult his career off the gridiron. Now a motivational speaker and author, Williams helps student-athletes craft their own game plan for the next stage of their lives.

How I scored my job in technology sales

Former Portland State basketball player Lariel Powell built a network of connections to land a spot in a competitive field.

Lesson learned in first collegiate practice propels wrestling coach’s career

Former Manchester wrestler Kevin Lake learned the importance of giving back during his first collegiate practice.

From across the world, UCF alum stays connected through service

Eager to stay involved in the program that helped shape her professional life, Shelly Frick became the first UCF alum to participate in the Knights Without Borders service learning program.

What my sport taught me: ESPY Award winner and wrestling champion Anthony Robles

Despite being born with only one leg, Anthony Robles reached the pinnacle of college wrestling and become a national champion for Arizona State in 2011. He now gives back to the sport as a motivational speaker and an analyst for ESPN and the Pac-12 Network.

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