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A Better Man, the Better Way

A member of the Dolphins’ famed Killer B’s and the 1983 NFL defensive player of the year, Doug Betters suffered a catastrophic injury on the ski slopes that left him paralyzed from the torso down. Being in a wheelchair changed him—but not his adventurous way of life in the wilds of Montana

Coach Chris and the Young Guys

Chris Samuels could have been on an NFL sideline this season. Instead the former All-Pro tackle is in high school, in part to teach the game, and in part to pass along the same lessons that once saved him

Why a Pit Crew Looks a Lot Like a Football Team

Hendrick Motorsports builds its NASCAR pit crews the way an NFL team develops prospects—through scouting, training, film study and a cut-throat depth chart. It’s nothing new for a lot of the crew members, former football players who’ve made the jump to stock car special-teamers

My Big Fat NFL Career

Football forced Nick Hardwick into a lifestyle of competitive eating. When he stopped playing, the pounds melted away—and so did part of his identity

Kevin Kolb Battles the Storms, Outside and In

‘Like someone shooting a shotgun next to my ear, every second of every day’—that’s how the former NFL quarterback describes the effects of the concussions he suffered during his six seasons in the league. How do you face a challenge like that and move on?

A Rookie All Over Again

His days were once filled with team meetings, but retired NFL cornerback Chris Carr’s schedule now revolves around a full courseload at law school. The MMQB visited GW’s campus to see how he’s adapting to life beyond the game

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