Entertaining Activities You Can Do When You Retire From Pro-Football

A lot of athletes eventually have to face the fact that their pro-athlete careers are over somewhere between their mid-thirties to early forties. If you are a pro-athlete staring retirement in the face, what are you going to do next? Some pro-football players are entirely lost when their careers come to an end, but you do not have to be one of these guys. Instead, try one of the following activities that are entertaining, relaxing, and rewarding:


There are so many directions you can go with this sport! Spend entire days on your own dock or on your own boat, just listening to nature and fishing. The best part is, the only bones you have to snap and the only heads you have to crack belong to the fish as you prep your catch for dinner.

Writing Your Memoirs

Football fans eat up any book about a pro-athlete. If you find that your funds are depleting a little quicker than you would like after you have "retired," you can always write your memoirs. If you feel that you are not good at writing, you can hire an author to write while you talk about what happened during various momentous games in your career.


You are probably sick of traveling, given the numerous cities you have seen when you played pro-ball. Well, you have not seen dozens of other cities where there are no pro-ball leagues. You could start with that, or you could visit Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. There are still thousands of places to which you could travel, and most retirees spend their time doing just that.


A lot of pro-athletes get bit parts in movies. Your agent could be on the lookout for any parts that would suit you, not to mention the fact that it is sort of fun to go from the ball field to the big screen. If you were not immortal before, you definitely will be after you enter the acting world. You may be surprised at how easy it is too.

Scout New Talent

If you cannot give up football entirely, you can continue your career in other ways. Some guys become sportscasters, while others scout new talent. Scouting new talent for your old team is doubly fun. You can stay in touch with the team while finding successful new players that the coach will need to replace other retiring players.