Some people forget that Raghib “Rocket” Ismail actually chose to play in the Canadian Football League for two years before starting his 9-year NFL career.
After a fairly modest NFL career, Ismail took his talents to television for a little while, but now he works as a motivational speaker. He often speaks at churches, schools, and corporate events, sometimes for as much as $5,000 or $10,000 a pop.
It’s also interesting to note that for a brief period in 2007 and 2008, Ismail was the coach of SlamBall team called the Bouncers. If you’re not familiar with SlamBall, do yourself a favor and Google it.