You might assume that most professional sports stars would never have to experience a normal day’s work once they’ve hung up their boots. But actually, a fair number of them soon end up adopting a new 9-to-5 lifestyle.
Whether it’s due to them having frittered their fortunes away, wanting to better themselves or simply looking to relieve boredom, here are 20 ex-athletes who now ply their trades in areas far removed from the worlds of touchdowns, home runs and slam dunks.
20. Keith Fitzhugh
Some pundits believed that Keith Fitzhugh had lost his mind when he rejected an offer from the New York Jets in order to become a full-time train conductor back in 2010. But the former star safety, who is now a terminal superintendent at Norfolk Southern Railway, told CNN in the same year that he was delighted to secure a job that guaranteed a regular pay check.
19. Tony Nathan
After stints as a coach at high school, collegiate and professional level, Tony Nathan followed in the footsteps of his former Miami Dolphins teammate-turned-judge Ed Newman when he entered the legal field. The former running back was actually offered a bailiff job by Newman, and the pair have reportedly enjoyed working together in the courtroom just as much as they did on the football field.