During Super Bowl weekend, it felt like the entire city of Atlanta was focused on one thing: football.
But the day before the big game, in the ornate dining room of an upscale Buckhead eatery, a group of former and current NFL players was focused on something much more important:the future.
“I had a great mentor who literally said the NFL stood for ‘Not For Long,’ and I’m sure a lot of us have heard the same,” said former New York Giants defensive end and two-time Super Bowl champ Justin Tuck. “So even at 22, 23, I was thinking about things that I was interested in, things that I wanted to learn more about.”
For Tuck, that interest ended up being business. After his time in the NFL, he graduated from the Wharton School with an MBA in 2018, and he currently works as a vice president in the private wealth management division at Goldman Sachs.
His post-football career made him the perfect candidate to sit on the panel at the Super Bowl Weekend event “Real Estate Investing for the Modern Athlete,” an educational opportunity for former and current NFL players to learn about the world of real estate. The event was hosted by Verified Sports and Entertainment, a company co-founded by Michael Haddix and Jon Budish to help athletes become “financially empowered.”