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Episode 74: Dan Orlovsky | 12-year NFL Veteran QB & ESPN Football Analyst

Episode 74: Dan Orlovsky | 12-year NFL Veteran QB & ESPN Football Analyst

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

  • Rich Spotlight: Dan Orlovsky
    • Has played sports his whole life and remembers his dad telling him that he would play on Sunday’s one day
    • UConn was a team that stayed committed to recruiting him throughout high school and decided to attend there to do something that people didn’t think could be done
    • Very difficult challenge of moving UConn football team from Division I-AA to Division I and the Big East Conference
    • Turning point for success at UConn was after Freshman year and the big moment was eventually beating Iowa St
    • Life of an NFL back-up QB is very tough at times because you do everything the same as the starting QB throughout the week but you don’t get to play on Sunday
    • The challenge is how to prove your worth on a 53-man roster when you don’t get to play on Sunday
    • Decided to retire because the love of the grind was gone
    • Mentors in his career have been Jon Kitna, Josh McCown, Mike Furrey, Dave Wilson and Matt Schaub
    • Doesn’t know where he would be without sports and specifically football and not only from the financial perspective
    • Football helped challenge him not only physically but also mentally as you push yourself in competition
    • TV broadcasting is his next career goal and signed with ESPN as a football analyst joining the network for college football broadcasting and providing a role as an NFL analyst
    • Words of Wisdom from Dan Orlovsky: “How you do anything is how you do everything.” from coach Randy Edsall

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About the author, Richmond Weaver

Richmond, a graduate of Clemson University has been involved with sports for most of his life and developed a passion for basketball and sports at an early age. He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen, founder of Upstate Esthetics and their three kids.

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