James Laurinaitis was a 3-time consensus All-American linebacker at the Ohio State University.
He was selected 35th overall in the 2nd round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams.
His Dad, Joe was one half of "The Road Warriors" wrestling duo in the WWE, and WCW.
James is the only player ever to win two Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year awards.
In April of 2017, James announced his retirement from the NFL at the age of 30.
On this episode of the podcast, James shares with us why he chose to retire at 30 years old, what it was like growing up with a Dad as a professional wrestler, what the morning after an NFL game feels like from a pain perspective, and what he plans to do following retirement.
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