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After falling short of the NFL, a number of star college quarterbacks have switched from hurling passes to slinging policies.
Quarterbacks like Jake Coker, who led the Crimson Tide to a national title just three years ago, have turned to selling insurance after their playing careers have officially ended.
Among Coker’s competition on the insurance circuit are Craig Krenzel, the quarterback who led Ohio State to a national championship in 2002, ex-Auburn football captain Reese Dismukes, former Auburn quarterback Ben Leard, and former Georgia stars David Greene and Matt Stinchcomb.
“When you call somebody and you say your name, that light goes off and they know who they’re talking to,” Coker told The Wall Street Journal. “It kind of gives them a blanket of trust.”
Interestingly enough, most of the players sell commercial property and casualty insurance, which covers damages such as fires and related liabilities.
Chris Boone, an executive with the agency that hired Coker, BXS Insurance Inc., explained why the firm wanted to sign him after he was cut during the preseason following a stint with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent.
“There are a lot of business owners who are big Alabama football fans,” says Boone said. “They would be naturally inclined to receive Jake for an appointment.”Read the full story at The Wall Street Journal