Thursday, March 29, 2012

On the Beat with Tony Furjanic-Part 3

Previously, I have run part 1 and part 2 of my 4 part interview with Tony Furjanic, an old friend from Mount Carmel. The interview was for an online piece I did for Global Traveler magazine.  Tony was a star football player at MC, as well as at Notre Dame.  He went on to play 3 seasons in the NFL.
In the last part, I talked about how Tony was helpful as a teammate on the track-cross country team, but he was also a bit of a prankster.  One time, as I was running laps around the field, I heard Tony shotput my name as I saw a shot put sailing straight towards my head.  I jumped back, before I realized a chain link fence separated us and the shot put bounced harmlessly off of it without causing me any facial injuries.  Tony and everyone around had a good laugh and so did I (right after I regained a little of my composure!
In minutes 10-15 with Tony, he talks about preparing himself for life after the NFL (even while he was still at Notre Dame). Tony discusses the opportunities he had and how he tried to always do more than expected. Tony also reveals a bit about the NFL life for a special teams player. Finally, he explains his transition from the NFL to the business world.
For more info on Tony's NFL career, check out his Football-Reference page.  To learn all about his new career path and all that the company does, check out, the largest reseller of hospital equipment nationally.

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