From Setbacks to Success: Zay Jones' Inspiring NFL Journey | Digital Social Hour #15
I am excited to announce our latest podcast episode with NFL WR Zay Jones - a rising star in the NFL as a receiver who is coming off a fantastic year.
Zay grew up in Austin, Texas, and played for Division I, where he holds the record for the most receptions. In this episode, Zay talks about his rookie year, his struggles, and how he eventually learned to appreciate the challenges and love playing football again. He also emphasizes the importance of persistence and comfort with failure, crucial to success in anything.
Zay never followed the usual college application process to get a job in the NFL despite having the confidence and drive to play football professionally. He joined the Jacksonville Jaguars through free agency after a successful tenure with the Raiders.
In the podcast, Zay also shares his experience of transitioning from college to the NFL as a person and in business. Approximately 80% of athletes go broke after three years of playing in the NFL, making it challenging for young players to manage their finances well.
Zay and Ari touch on the importance of building a personal brand in football based on playing well and enjoying the game. The goal is to be successful, wealthy, and have a great quality of life, not just to be famous.
This episode is filled with remarkable stories and insights into the world of professional football. Zay's journey is inspirational, to say the least, and we know you wouldn't want to miss it! So, listen to the episode now and let us know your thoughts.
Zay Jones can be found on Instagram at @zay. Shoutout to Chef Jones, Zay's photographer Eric Phan, and his wonderful family and friends who support and care for him.
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