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From the NFL to Stryker

Updated: Jan 11

Now that the 2018/2019 NFL football season has come to an end, chances are, there are many players announcing their retirement. You might automatically assume that these players will end up in a sports-related profession such as coaching or broadcasting, however, LinkedIn data shows that most NFL players end up starting their own business (20%) or working in sales (18%). Of the retired NFL players who end up working in sales, most go on to work at Stryker!

We sat down with a few of our former professional athletes to understand more about their transition from the NFL and why they chose Stryker.

Jeff Thomason, Regional Sales Manager

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Tight End | 12 years in the NFL | Superbowl Champion (XXXI)

Cincinatti Bengals, Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles

“Being in the company of high achievers that are invested in a vision that rewards hard work appeals to my strengths.”

Andy Groom, Account Manager

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Punter | 4 years in the NFL

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins, St. Louis Rams

“If you love a job where they treat you like a big boy/girl and let you run your own business, then this job is for you. You can make NFL type of money if you put the work in and still have a GREAT family life.”

Nick Miller, Makoplasty Product Specialist

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Wide Receiver, Punt Returner, Kick Returner | 4 years in the NFL

Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams, Philadelphia Eagles

“I chose Stryker because it was a smooth transition from the competitive field and team atmosphere that sports gives you. You get a lot of those same things when working with Stryker.”

Casey Moore, Trauma Sales Rep

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Fullback | 3 years in the NFL

Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals

“At Stryker, I am able to earn a good income while seeing the results of my work and the impact that we have on people’s lives during difficult times.”

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Chris O’Neill, Joint Replacement Sales Rep

Tight End/Middle Linebacker | 1 year in the NFL

Oakland Raiders

“If you like to compete and be rewarded for your success, then there is no better place to work. The culture of the NFL and the culture of Stryker is similar. Work hard, put in the effort and you will be rewarded for that.”

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Austin Gearing, Associate Sales Rep

Outside Linebacker | 6 months in the NFL

Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers

“I’ve had a great experience thus far with Stryker. I plan to continue with Stryker because the culture is something I enjoy being a part of everyday, as well as being able to have such a strong and positive brand to support walking into any account.”

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Ryan Considine, NSE Sales Rep

Offensive Line | 1 year in the NFL

Green Bay Packers

“Stryker has provided me a highly competitive and selective organization that rewards performance over anything else. It has also allowed me to develop myself while still fostering a team mentality second only to football, in my experience.”

Clayton Echard, Full-Line Sales Rep

Tight End | 3 months in the NFL

Seattle Seahawks

"Both my family at Stryker and family in the NFL constantly provided a healthy competitive

environment where nothing less than perfection was expected. Surrounding myself with

people of this mentality ensures that with hard work and determination, success is


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