I picked the most extreme example I could find
It's cool. I wasn't getting on the HS kids, I know most are nervous. Even so as I brought up, most do gain from going to college. I just meant in general intelligence or common sense does translate on and off the field for most athletes. I know I wouldn't be satisfied w/ just retiring from the NFL and doing nothing afterwards. I'd like to have a back-up plan when my career was done (analyst, commentator, or maybe not even the sports field). You don't want to end up like TO
or any other broke ex professional athlete. TO will be alright though, hopefully.