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Where are they now?

Louis Zamperini, the focus of the movie “Unbroken,” directed by Angelina Jolie, is a former track and field star at the University of Southern California. He qualified for the 1936 Olympics in the 5,000-meter race at the age of 19, placing eighth overall. Zamperini also held the national collegiate record in the mile with a time of 4:08, which stood for nearly 15 years. An NCAA champion in the race in 1938 and 1939, he helped lead the Trojans to three national championships, 1938-40. 

Zamperini went on to enlist in the U.S. Army Air Forces and was held as a prisoner of war by the Japanese military after spending more than 45 days stranded at sea. Once Zamperini was released, he returned to the U.S. and lived to the age of 97. He is a 2012 NCAA Inspiration Award recipient. Zamperini died July 2, 2014.

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Welcome to NCAA After the Game

We are proud of all former NCAA student-athletes, and in recognition of their accomplishments after their playing days, we launched NCAA After the Game.  Our goal is simple: to celebrate the former student-athlete.

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NCAA’s best are recognized

Mannie Jackson considers one of his seemingly minor accomplishments his most monumental: He was elected team captain on the University of Illinois basketball team during the 1959-60 season, his senior year. Jackson didn’t want to accept the mantle, yearning to focus only on what transpired on the court. But his father implored him to embrace his first opportunity to be a leader.

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What people are saying

"I really like how NCAA After the Game tells the former student-athlete story while also going beyond just being a mere story portal to something that involves health, gainful employment and the like. It’s a great concept.”

Adam Lowenstein
News Bureau Chief
Florida Institute of Technology

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We need your help. Taken together as a whole, the former NCAA student-athlete contribution to society is staggering. Better yet, many credit their student-athlete academic and athletic experiences as being the key to their life-long success. NCAA After the Game is looking to tell these compelling former student-athlete stories. If you know a good story idea, click on the link below and send it to us.

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After the Game LinkedIn

The NCAA After the Game LinkedIn group is the go-to place for former NCAA student-athletes who are looking to network professionally.  Click here and get connected with other former NCAA student-athletes today.

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