Heisman Businessmen

Check out this interesting rundown of Heisman winners who were successful in the business world.

Not all Heisman winners choose post-football careers in sports. John Cappelleti won the Heisman as a running back for Penn State in 1973, back when Joe Paterno was only 84 years old. After playing the sport professionally, Cappelleti became a partner in Alpha Stainless, a company that provides fluid transfer systems and components to pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Pretty impressive. Be honest, you probably thought football players couldn’t even spell “pharmaceutical.”

It just goes to show, no matter how good someone is at football, the time will come to move on to another career. The 2007 Heisman candidates might want to take note. Except for Tim Tebow. That guy is pretty much set for life and doesn’t need to pay attention in class ever.

Roger Staubach was quite the businessman after his football career

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Chris Huston, A.K.A. ‘The Heisman Pundit‘, is a Heisman voter and the creator and publisher of Heismanpundit.com, a site dedicated to analysis of the Heisman Trophy and college football. Dubbed “the foremost authority on the Heisman” by Sports Illustrated, HP is regularly quoted or cited during football season in newspapers across the country. He is also a regular contributor on sports talk radio and television.
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