Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bradie James hasn’t stepped foot on an NFL football field in five years but he hasn’t slowed down either.
James is the director of brand management for MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, a Dallas-based restaurant. He also owns several MOOYAH franchises and has invested in other business.
“I started franchising while I was playing,”
He sees his post-NFL career as a success story that he hopes other football players will emulate, Inc. reports. The transition from football player to businessman can be difficult, he acknowledged in the interview.
“I started franchising while I was playing,” James told Inc. “From there, what we started doing was purchasing different locations with MOOYAH. It was attractive to me because it was a startup and in Dallas, which is where I was living and playing.”
While the NFL has made strides in helping players transition to life after football, team owners often discourage athletes from focusing on anything other than football.
The key for James was to kickstart his business career during his playing days.
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