For many players, life after the NFL is a struggle emotionally and financially, but before retiring from the NFL, Drayton made one decision which set the stage for the next chapter of his life—he went back to school to obtain his college degree. In fact, his college graduation and retirement from the NFL were on the same day. Now, as a director of strategic partnerships for Tech From Vets, a mobile application development company; and as co-founder of the Vets 22 app, Drayton spends his days juggling family, community work, and entrepreneurship.
Recently recognized as a 40 Under 40 honoree by the Jacksonville Business Journal and a Champion of Education by the United Negro College Fund, BLACK ENTERPRISE caught up with Florence for some tips on starting a business after retirement.
Life after the NFL is a struggle for many retired players, what steps did you take to prepare for your retirement?