Life After the Game

Millions of former NCAA student-athletes are making positive impacts across the globe on a daily basis with many crediting their success to their student-athlete academic and athletic experiences. Go here to read compelling stories about former student-athletes and how they are changing the world.

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Ken Carlson: Goals, gumption and grit

For Ken Carlson, the journey to an award-winning career making films began on the gridiron playing defense in high school.

Puffer, Johnson and Rumenapp: Prepared to serve

The lessons three former student-athletes learned at the State University of New York at Oneonta prepared them for a career of civil service.

Chris Norton: Courage to push forward

After an accident in 2010 left Chris Norton paralyzed, the former Luther College football player set his sights on a new goal.

Kelley Gay: Strength through adaptability

Learning through feedback and reflection is central to Kelley Gay’s rise up the corporate ladder at OneAmerica.

Christina Drake: Lighting the way

A trailblazer for her family and at her college, Christina Drake continues to break boundaries at her organization today.

Samantha Peszek: Finding her voice

Sam Peszek, an NCAA champion and Olympic medalist, finds her voice as she motivates others to pursue their passion.

Jerrell Moore: Using relationships to find success

Jerrell Moore, a former all-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference lineman, learned the value of relationships and investing in others’ growth in life while playing college football.

Heather Lyke: The sporty type

Former Michigan softball player Heather Lyke cites experience as making her a better person and athletics director.

Christopher Howard: Advocate for Education

Christopher Howard is one of the NCAA’s 2016 Silver Anniversary Award winners in honor of being a distinguished former student-athlete 25 years removed from the end of his college playing career.

J. Ofori Agboka: Humble and hungry

J. Ofori Agboka took the importance of teamwork he learned as a college athlete into the business world, where he assembles talent as GM’s HR director.

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