While browsing deadspin.com I came across this story about Jon Kitna becoming a high school math teacher.
First I think its an amazing story. I can’t speak about Kitna’s post career finances, but I am greatly proud to see a guy who did not allow the NFL to define him, and who actually had a plan after football.
I struggle to understand why so many college educated former NFL players would rather struggle or live in squalor when the actually point of going to college is to get an education, learn a life skill, and allow yourself to mature.
So many former pro athletes would rather file bankruptcy, or struggle greatly instead of doing what most normal folks do that went to college. Jon Kitna went out and got a regular job that pleases him and I’m sure his students.
While being interviewed on the radio by Mitch in the Morning on KJR in Seattle, Kitna answered several candid question regarding why a guy who enjoyed success in the NFL would become a teacher.