What a great story from the Times. Former Seahawks quarterback, Jon Kitna, is teaching high school math at Lincoln High in Tacoma. What makes this story even better is that was his plan all along.
From the story:
Quarterbacks from Central Washington University don't usually move on to
the NFL. Not even the really good ones, and as great as Kitna was, he
graduated with a degree in math education and had every expectation his
next gig would be in a classroom and not under center. He applied for
his first teaching job before he signed with an NFL team.
He doesn't know when he decided he was going to do this, because he
can't remember a time when this wasn't part of his plan.
"I never knew I wasn't going to do it," Kitna said.
But he made the Seattle scout team and stayed. He ended up also playing for the Bengals, Lions and (boo) Cowboys.
Here's a teacher:
It's not hard to imagine a former NFL quarterback filling his afternoons
with football. It's tougher to imagine that same man — a guy who was
making $3 million last year — arriving on campus at 7 a.m. and bringing
breakfast for kids who need extra help, hosting a home room and then
teaching two periods of algebra.