Submitted by emm on Thu, 02/01/2018 - 16:53

Did you realize lead generation and football have a lot in common? For example, attorneys who use lead generation need high-quality cases so they can help their clients win and bring in more revenue for the firm.

NFL teams want the best possible players at their position to help win games and championships and generate more ticket sales and revenue for the team.

The similarities don’t end there—when Social Security attorneys or advocates use our services, they want leads with a high probability of winning a claim.

Generally, this means those who are 45 or older, have a condition that keeps them out of work for more than 12 months, are not currently receiving Social Security benefits and are not currently working with an attorney.

When NFL teams are looking to draft a quarterback, they look for large hand size (over 9 inches), height anywhere between 6’2 and 6’5, high intelligence, strong arm strength and accurate passing.

Is the relationship between lead generation and football a stretch? A little bit. But the big game is on Sunday and we’re all very excited for it. If you’re just as excited for the big game as we are, we have your fix. Here are some NFL players who became attorneys after they retired.

Dwayne Woodruff

Dwayne Woodruff played cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1979-1990. He had an accomplished career, winning the Super Bowl in 1980 and earning the Steelers Team MVP in 1982. While still playing, he was able to earn his J.D. in 1988.

He practiced law simultaneously while playing professional football for the last three years of his career. After he retired from the NFL, he became a founding partner of the Pittsburgh personal injury law firm Woodruff & Flaherty, P.C. (now Flaherty Fardo, LLC).

Woodruff is currently a judge in the Court of Common Pleas in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Byron White

Byron White only played in the NFL for three years for the Pittsburgh Pirates (now Steelers) and the Detroit Lions. He led the NFL in rushing yards for two years and was one of the highest paid players during his playing career.

However, Bryon White is known more for his impact on the judicial system rather than his football career. After his football career ended he worked for the law firm Davis Graham & Stubbs for 15 years.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy named him to the Supreme Court. At the time, he was one of the youngest people nominated to the Supreme Court and became one of the longest serving justices. During his career on the Supreme Court he presided over landmark cases such as Miranda v. Arizona and Roe v. Wade.

Alan Page

Alan Page played 14 years in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears. He was selected to 9 Pro Bowls and was the NFL MVP in 1971. He was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame in 1988. He received his J.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1978.

He practiced law for five years after and in 1985, he was appointed Assistant Attorney General in Minnesota. In 1992, he was elected to the Minnesota Supreme Court, becoming the first African American to serve on that court. Page resided on the Minnesota Supreme Court until his retirement in 2015.

Considering a Career Change?

The three men above chose professions that are uncommon for retired athletes. They all took chances and risks to help better their career after they retired from the NFL. Are you itching for a career change? It doesn’t have to be as dramatic as switching from professional sports to law.

Maybe you’ve considered adding another area of law to your firm, such as workers’ compensation at a personal injury firm. Maybe you’re considering adding another state to the areas your firm takes cases.

The start of the year is a great time to consider increasing your caseload! Consider how many additional claims could increase your firm’s revenue, and most importantly, be sure to enjoy the game this Sunday. For more information about expanding your caseload with legal lead generation, contact us today!

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