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Do you want to get a look at what it's really like to play in the NFL? Or maybe a glance at life as a division 1 basketball player?
In this episode Coach Hawk catches up with one of his former players, Joe Reitz. Reitz was a star basketball player in college that went on to have a 9 year career in the NFL as a lineman.
The former player and his coach reminisce through his playing days as a basketball player. Reitz tells a story about a game that they lost in Hawaii and how poorly that night ended for everyone (conveniently Coach Hawk has no memory of the event.) No worries though because the next day Reitz broke an opponent's nose on the same play he tipped a missed free throw in at the buzzer to win the game.
Reitz gives Coach Hawk some credit for urging him to propose to his girlfriend, now wife and mother to their 5 kids (and 6th on the way.)
Follow Reitz' NFL career from how he got his opportunity all the way through how it led him to starting at right tackle and getting the assignment to block Von Miller in the AFC Championship game in Denver.
From 235 lbs in high school to 335 lbs in the NFL.
And yes, the infamous deflategate game that he played in.
It took Reitz 3 yrs, 10 months, and 4 days to make it, but he did it. Listen in to his inspirational story of persistence, faith, and family.
The tip-off segment covers the seismic shifts in basketball throughout the years and the Buzzer Beater examines the importance of sleep.