What do professional athletes do after they retire? After all, they spend most of their life training for that goal — and then, in a flash, it's all over. The best ones hang on for two decades, tops. The average ones? A few years, and they're on the street, trying to figure out what to do with the rest of their life.
Some athletes recover, perhaps falling back on that college degree (ha!). Some go broke, pissing away what they've earned. Some find new occupations, which fit some better than others.
And some preach the word of G-d.
Yes, there seems to be a rather large number of athletes that go into the religious field. Take former NFL wide receiver Danny Abramowicz. An all-pro with the Saints in the 70s, you can currently see him on television. He spreads love for Jesus on the EWTN network.
Oh, come on! You didn't expect an all-pro, mutton-chopped wide receiver to be Jewish, did you? Even if he is an Abramowicz...