Thurman Thomas, Eddie George and Curtis Martin are this week’s guests for the Life of Dad Show Remix.
This episode of The Life of Dad Show Remix takes a look at three dads who were exceptional running backs in the NFL and are great dads too! We talk with Thurman Thomas, Eddie George and Curtis Martin. These interviews were from previous episodes of The Life of Dad Show and highlights their conversations on fatherhood. Leave a review on iTunes or wherever you download the podcast for a chance to win a Life of Dad prize pack!
Thurman Thomas grew up playing football on the Missouri City Junior High School and Willowridge High School teams before attending college at Oklahoma State University and playing most of his NFL career for the Buffalo Bills. Thurman is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Follow Thurman on Twitter at @thurmanthomas
Eddie George had an impressive career in the NFL. He is only the second NFL running back to rush for 10,000 yards while never missing a start, joining Jim Brown. Only Walter Payton has started more consecutive regular-season games than George’s 128. In addition to the Heisman Trophy, George won several NFL Rookie of the Year awards in 1996, and was the Tennessee Titans’ starting tailback until 2003. George won the 1997 AP’s “Offensive Rookie of the Year” honors as well as four consecutive trips to the Pro Bowl from 1998-2001. He was selected in the first round by the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans. Eddie led the AFC Champion Titans to Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000.
Eddie didn’t stop challenging himself after he left the NFL. He received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago. He is also an actor and most importantly a father.
Follow Eddie on Twitter at @EddieGeorge2727
Curtis Martin didn’t think that he would make it into the NFL. Other people felt the same way. Curtis missed most of his games his final season while he attended the University of Pittsburgh. Yet he was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round. All of his doubts were pushed aside from his very first carry in the NFL. He rushed for 30 yards and scored the game-winning touchdown and became the first Patriots player to rush for 100 yards in his first career start. That year he went on to win Rookie of the Year.
Later in his career Martin signed as a free agent with the New York Jets. In his career Martin ran for over 14,000 yards and scored 90 rushing touchdowns. Martin’s determination led him to have fantastic career which landed him into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Curtis is also a fantastic dad. He is always looking to do the best he can to raise his daughters right. He takes great pride in making sure that he instills values into their lives. I had the fantastic pleasure of talking with Curtis about his time in the league, fatherhood, and playing in the Super Bowl.
Follow Curtis Martin on Twitter at @CurtisMartin
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