While Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts is preparing for his first Super Bowl, Ryan Leaf, the quarterback picked after Manning in the 1998 NFL draft, is preparing for his first year as golf coach of the West Texas A&M Buffaloes.
If you're not familiar with West Texas A&M, they play in the Lone Star Conference. Hope that helps.
After a stellar college career at Washington State, Leaf never fulfilled his promise in the NFL for reasons we don't have time to go into.
Leaf is currently the quarterbacks coach for the Buffaloes football team. He has never coached golf but, according to USA Today, "plays as often as he can."
Well, there you go.
So apparently this is the college golf coach career path:
College football star, Heisman Trophy finalist, second pick in NFL draft, four-team NFL career, college football quarterbacks coach, college golf coach.
No one ever said golf was easy.
The Armchair Golfer
P.S. If Leaf's golf team isn't very good, he might want to hang on to that helmet.
Source: USA Today