The NFL is a brotherhood comprised of athletes from all walks of life who made a living playing under the famous shield. That brotherhood still exists once a player opts to hang up his cleats, as retired tight end Fred Baxter told CBS Sports in a recent interview.
The former fifth-round pick out of Auburn spent a total of 11 seasons with the New York Jets, Chicago Bears and New England Patriots from 1993-2003. Baxter stayed close to football after retirement, serving as a football and golf coach at Widener University. He even spent the 2006 and 2010 seasons as a part of the NFL’s coaching internship program and remained active in his local NFL Alumni chapter. Through this he met Dr. Chuck Morris — who Baxter refers to as his new head trainer.
You see, once players decide to retire, a lot of things change. For Baxter, everything was