Arias in the End Zone
8:00 AM, Mar 20, 2011 • By KARI BARBIC
As many Americans are learning these days, no job is truly “safe” anymore, so it’s wise to have some back-up plan or alternate skill set to turn to. Former professional football players are not exempt from this lesson, and with an NFL lockout looming, current stars may need to exercise their creativity as well. So what career paths naturally veer off the gridiron? The New York Times reported earlier this week on former pro and college football players who are turning to their more artistic side and finding success in the opera. Yes, the opera.
Harris's story is not an exception, and the article goes on to list other former football players who have found success in the opera:
Of course, the opera is not the only artistic stage to shine the spotlight on former football stars. Reality TV fans will recall that the reality ballroom dancing competition Dancing with the Stars boasts four former NFL stars as finalists, chief among them Emmitt Smith, three-time Super Bowl champion and winner of season three.