After 10 seasons in the NFL, edge rusher Brian Orakpo called it quits and retired following the 2018 season. Luckily for him, he already had a head start on his post-football life.
Prior to retiring, Orakpo was already the co-owner of a cupcake shop called Gigi’s Cupcakes, located on the outskirts of Austin, Texas where Orakpo played his college football. Former Titans safety Michael Griffin is one of Orakpo’s business partners. They came up with the idea in 2017 soon after Griffin retired.
The former Texas Longhorns and Tennessee Titans teammates both love cupcakes and decided to team up with a third University of Texas alum on the business. Now that Orakpo is retired from football, he’ll have more time to spend baking cupcakes at Gigi’s, although he and Griffin are hoping invest in other business ventures in the future.