Pro Bowl offensive lineman Mark Schlereth overcame numerous injuries to play a 12-year NFL career and hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy three times (two with Denver; one with Washington).
In all, he would undergo 29 surgeries, working his way back on the field until he simply could no longer play the game he loved. While he retired in 2001, he remains as resilient both in life and in business as he did on the field.
Since retirement from the NFL, the former Bronco has worked as a media personality for ESPN and Fox Sports among other places. He’s opened several businesses including Stinkin Good Green Chili, and he’s had several stints as an actor, appearing on daytime soap operas as well as HBO’s Ballers.
Regardless of the type of work, having good monetary habits remains ultra important and Schlereth shares the best financial advice he’s ever received.
“Save off the top. You get down to the bottom of that paycheck and it’ll be gone. I guarantee you. Save that money off the top of the paycheck, not the bottom,” Schlereth explained to FortyEightMinutes in an exclusive zoom interview.
Knowing how to maintain wealth is key but so is maintaining health. That’s one of the reasons Schlereth is helping to promote fitness ahead of the Super Bowl via Hydroxycut’s Big Game workout.
“It’s going to be a good time. All 90s theme so I’ll probably have a headband on. Maybe some of those leg warmers. It’ll be an aerobics kind of exercise class. We are really promoting overall health and weight loss,” Schlereth said about the event (which takes place on February 12 in Grand Park, Los Angeles) while discussing the prize giveaways.
“You can win up to $100,000 If an offensive lineman or defensive lineman scores in the Super Bowl or in a big game, so that’s a really cool thing plus all kinds of other prizes like groceries for a year and gym memberships,” the 12-year NFL veteran continued.
During Schlereth’s career as an offensive lineman, he helped to protect great quarterbacks such as John Elway and Mark Rypien. Now, a clean pocket had new meaning, as he promotes good health and wealth.
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