VA
  • TGT on YouTube
  • About TGT
  • The TGT Team
  • How TGT rates
  • Responsible Gambling Advice
  • Contact Our Team
  • Writers Wanted
  • Content Disclaimer
  • Affiliate Disclosure
Contains commercial content
Billboard Left
Billboard Left
The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / After the Gridiron: Interview With Retired NFL & CFL Player Greg Jones

After the Gridiron: Interview With Retired NFL & CFL Player Greg Jones

An interview
Publish Date: 05/10/2020
Fact checked by: Mark Lewis

Greg enjoyed a great career playing 7 seasons of professional football in the NFL and CFL. Something he used to do that most donโ€™t know is that he worked as a clown. He performed at a few events and enjoyed it. His start to football came when he was in 3rd grade. There was a flyer at school about playing at the school. His mom was strongly against him playing, and told him no. However he did end up playing and she became his biggest fan! Even now with the new leagues formed and about to begin, sheโ€™s pushing him to make a comeback and return to playing professionally! He chose to play collegiately at Michigan State University, after decommiting to the University of Minnesota. He changed his mind due to the firing of then Gophers coach Glen Mason. He felt after the move that the Spartans would offer him the best opportunity. He proved that was a great decision on his part. He earned many accolades while he was there including 1st-Team All-American and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.

With those lofty achievements he was expecting to be selected pretty high in the NFL draft. However, things didnโ€™t turn out as he expected. He was surprisingly not picked until the 6th round of the draft. Despite that disappointment, he saw the bright side of things and realized that being selected that low, allowed him to be picked by a team that had a much greater chance to make it to the Super Bowl. And that is in fact what happened his rookie season, and he also had the opportunity to start as well. That first play of the Super Bowl was a glorious memory for him. It was quite surreal, as the ball was kicked off and he could hear the flashing of all the cameraโ€™s in the stadium. It was a special moment.

Another special moment happened after the game when he proposed to his fiancรฉ. It didnโ€™t occur as smoothly as he hoped, having to scoured the packed field looking for his teammate, who had the ring, and his fiancรฉ as well. Thankfully it turned out well. His time in the CFL was a great experience for him too. He loved the brotherhood that he felt while being a part of the league. After his time ended in Saskatchewan, he moved towards life after football. Heโ€™s now VP of Vane Mouthguards, a company started by a former NHL player. They produce mouthguards that help athletes detect when they have suffered a severe enough impact to warrant an evaluation for a concussion. A great product to help make contact sports safer for athletes. For more information on the company and Greg, please use the links below.

After the Gridiron: Interview With Retired NFL & CFL Player Greg Jones – The Grueling Truth The Grueling Truth Radio

  • website:ย www.vanemouthguards.com
  • Buy on Amazon:ย https://amzn.to/2HLMYUz
  • Instagram:ย www.instagram.com/gregj513/
  • Twitter:ย www.twitter.com/gregjones5353

Follow ATG Here

Billboard Left
Billboard Left
Read Also
Tommy Morrison and AIDS: The Truth about what happened
Tommy Morrison burst onto the professional boxing scene in 1988. Following a ...
Esteban de Jesus, Roberto Duran y AIDS (1972-89)
Many of us dream of celebrity sports fame, but only cruel individuals ...
BetMGM Promo
Elmer Ray: The Humble Man of Hastings
"Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for ...
Grading every NFL teamโ€™s picks from the 2021 NFL Draft
Quickly, click away if youโ€™re going to get upset by reading draft ...
Grading every first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft
The first-round of the 2021 NFL Draft is over. Months of speculation ...
Ranking the top 200 players in the NFL ahead of the 2021 season
This list isnโ€™t based solely on performances from the 2020 NFL season. ...
Lady Tygerโ€™s Tale: How Marian Trimiar Mauled the Boxing Establishment of the 1970s and 80s
To Feed the Ambition in Your Heart is Like Carrying a Tiger ...
The Army Boxer Who Knocked-Down Muhammad Ali (1960)
I had wanted to write a boxing story about Junebug Hudson for ...
Selecting the Best Player on Every NFL Team Heading into 2019
This article lists the best player on every team in the NFL ...
Sportsbook of the month
PointsBet - Get your Bonus Bet now! Get your Bonus Bet now!
Latest News
Top 10 NBA Players of the 1970s
Sure Barry was an asshole, but he was ...
Top 10 Catchers of the 1970s
Fosse is best known for his run-in with ...
Top 10 NFL Offenses headed into the 2023 Season
Many questions are being asked headed into the ...
Our Latest YouTube Videos
Video: NBA Finals Series Preview and Prediction: Jokic of Playoff Jimmy for the win?
NBA Finals Series Preview and Prediction: Jokic of Playoff Jimmy for the win?
Video: Boxing History 101: Randall
Boxing History 101: Randall "Tex" Cobb the Man who shut up Howard Cosell
Video: 1919 Cincinnati Reds: True Champions
1919 Cincinnati Reds: True Champions
Betting Tips
06/04/2023 - 8:30 pm
Ball Arena
Tip:
Nuggets to Cover
-8.50
FanDuel
06/01/2023 - 8:30 pm
Ball Arena
Tip:
Nuggets to Cover
Nuggets -8
FanDuel
05/29/2023 - 8:30 pm
TD Garden
Tip:
Heat to Cover
Heat +8
FanDuel
Sportsbook of the month
PointsBet - Get your Bonus Bet now! Get your Bonus Bet now!
Top Betting Sites
Top Betting Bonuses
Bet365
Bet365
Bet365 Review
4.6/5
BetMGM
BetMGM
BetMGM Review
4.6/5
BetRivers.com
BetRivers.com
BetRivers.com Review
4.5/5
PointsBet
PointsBet
PointsBet Review
4.5/5
FanDuel
FanDuel
FanDuel Review
4.5/5
Bet365
Bet365 Bonus
Bet $1 & Get $200 in Bonus Bets
T&Cs apply
4.6/5
Bet $1 and Get $200 in Bonus Bets at bet365. Deposit required. Bonus Bets winnings are added to Bonus Bets balance. Bonus Bet wager excluded from returns. T&Cs, time limits and exclusions apply. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler 21+
BetMGM
BetMGM Bonus
100% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
4.6/5
BetRivers.com
BetRivers.com Bonus
100% up to $500
T&Cs apply
4.5/5
PointsBet
PointsBet Bonus
5 x $50Bet Credits
T&Cs apply
4.5/5
FanDuel
FanDuel Bonus
Get up to $1,000 back in bonus bets
T&Cs apply
4.5/5
Our Team
Mike GoodpasterAuthor IconJosh SchwartzSamuel TeetsSimon Briffa
+8
Mike Goodpaster
Mike Goodpaster
Chief Editor
Author Icon
Christopher Carlson
Content Writer
Josh Schwartz
Josh Schwartz
Editor
Samuel Teets
Samuel Teets
US Sports Veteran
Simon Briffa
Simon Briffa
Sports Editor
Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Editor
Chris Benedict
Chris Benedict
Editor
Author Icon
Malik Zorrok
Author
Author Icon
Daniel Kornhauser
Author
John Raspanti
John Raspanti
Author
Author Icon
Buddy Gibbs
Author
Brian Coburn
Brian Coburn
Author
Peter Bonahoom
Peter Bonahoom
Author
Find out what the legends have to say about sports this week....

If you enjoy hearing from the legends of pro sports, then be sure to tune into โ€œThe Grueling Truthโ€ sports shows, โ€œWhere the legends speakโ€

Contact us: contact@thegruelingtruth.com

Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.

This site is using Cloudflare and adheres to the Google Safe Browsing Program. We adapted Google's Privacy Guidelines to keep your data safe at all times.

21+NCPG
Move to Top
Close
Stake.us Exclusive Bonus
5% Rakeback
Promo Code
Copy
Visit Site
T&Cs apply, 18+
Payment Methods
Bitcoin
Litecoin
Ethereum
Dogecoin
Highlights
  • Exclusive promo code: TGTSOCIAL
  • Play Plinko, Hilo, Crash and more!
  • Get Stake Cash bonuses every day!
Stake Originals
Dice
Crash
Plinko
Mines
×
Your Promo Code:
The bonus offer of was already opened in an additional window. If not, you can open it also by clicking the following link:
Visit Site