Being a professional athlete takes a lot out of you, and even if it doesnt, your body will only allow you to play at a high level for only so long. Sooner or later, every professional athlete is going to have to hang it up and return to civilian life. If you managed to save your money while playing and made savvy investments, then you can begin enjoying retirement life early. However, most former pro athletes dont find themselves in this situation, or they simply want to continue working in some capacity. This means that former pro athletes have to find new day jobs. Here are 15 former pro athletes and what theyre doing to make their bread these days.
1. Scotty 2 Hotty
The New Job: Firefighter
Scotty 2 Hotty, whose real name is Scott Ronald Garland, had a long career as a professional wrestler. Most pro wrestling fans will remember him as a key character in the WWEs attitude era. Since hanging up his spandex, Scotty 2 Hotty has instead been focusing upon cooling things off, as hes currently working as a firefighter in Florida.