Few NFL veterans have achieved the kind of post-league business success experienced by three-time Super Bowl champion, Bart Oates, who played for both the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers, actually winning Super Bowls with both teams. Bart is one of the exceptional success stories of a pro athlete. Not only did he play as an All-American while attending college at Brigham Young University, he also joined the NFL at the relatively advanced age of 27 where, in addition to winning 3 Super Bowls, he was selected to five Pro Bowls and to the UPI All-NFC team three times during his career. Known to be extremely durable, Bart actually started in 125 consecutive games during his time with the Giants.
But, even beyond all of his athletics accolades, as admirable is the business success Bart continued to realize both before and after leaving the league behind. Among other endeavors, Bart graduated with honors from Seton Hall Law School while still playing in the NFL, which is incredible, and he then went on to become a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, chairman of the New Jersey Hall of Fame, Chapter President of the NFL Alumni Association, and a Board member of the Super Bowl Host Committee. Also impressive is that Bart was named a division senior vice president for an industry leading real estate company, and has done project oversight work with a MedTech orthopedic device company.
With all of this rich business experience behind him, I had no doubt Bart would offer some really great insights and advice for the rest of us. Listen to my insightful 15-minute interview with Bart to hear his thoughts on success, motivation, perseverance and more—access the audio here.
Mason Kern, The Sports Watchdog, spotlights newsworthy current events and happenings in the world of pro, college and youth sports as well as notable sports and fitness gadgets and gear. Mason frequently appears as a sportscasting guest on various TV and radio programs, including Good Morning Arizona, KUSI-TV San Diego, NBC Sports Radio Phoenix and more. View his TV segment clips online at www.tinyurl.com/TTWVideos. Reach Mason on Twitter @ASportsWatchdog, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SportsWatchdog and on LinkedIn at www.tinyurl.com/TT