Life after football calls for a new game plan
TAMPA, Fla. — Felix Jones, a 21-year-old first-round draft pick for the Dallas Cowboys, scored three touchdowns in his first few NFL games. Then his 2008 season ended because of a torn hamstring and a toe injury.
He plans to be back next season, but in the meantime, he put on a suit and joined his advisers at a Player Networking Event the day before the Super Bowl in the relative calm of the University of South Florida’s student center.
There, just a few miles away from the stadium where a game the next day would be seen by more than 150 million television viewers, the focus was on life after football.