The NFL Players Podcast

The NFL Players Podcast

The NFL Players Podcast is a candid, unscripted series sharing the stories and personal journeys of NFL players– as told by the players. Hosted by captain of the New York Giants, Logan Ryan, Legend and Walter Payton Man of the Year recipient Charles "Peanut" Tillman, and Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams, new episodes are released on Wednesdays. Follow @nflplayerspodcast for updates and new episodes.

Episodes

December 1, 2022 37 min

Ep#7: There’s money in funk…just ask Justin Forsett. On the latest episode, the former 9-year NFL veteran running back joined Peanut and Roman to share the origin story of his company Hustle Clean, and how his teammates suspect shower habits sparked the idea of his multi-million-dollar hygiene company. He shares the story of his Shark Tank appearance he calls “the worst pitch in Shark Tank history,” but how that pitch led to the de...

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Episode #6: This week Peanut and Roman are joined by NFL Films producer Darrell Campbell. Darrell starts out taking us on his football journey from star defensive lineman at Notre Dame, to journeyman pro in the NFL, the AFL, and the CFL. That all led him to a chance meeting with NFL Films legend Steve Sabol. Darrell describes how that encounter charted his path to eventual Hard Knocks producer, and three Emmy awards. Darrell overca...

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Ep. #5: Former Pro Bowl defensive back DeAngelo Hall comes through to chop it up with Peanut and Roman. D-Hall gives the backstory to why his ridiculous four interception game against Jay Cutler in 2010 was payback (2:26), and why he gets frustrated by watching DBs in today’s game (9:16). He talks of what makes former players prime candidates to be NFL coaches (12:40), and why he says nepotism is a major factor in him not wanting t...

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November 10, 2022 45 min

Episode 4: Malcolm Jenkins may be newly retired from the NFL, but he’s far from taking it easy. On the podcast he joins Peanut and Roman – who he says taught him values of leadership - to talk about how he’s diving headfirst into his many second acts as an art collector, a businessman, a content producer, and a sports league owner…all while staying true to his roots as a voice for the underserved. Malcolm shares the advice he gives...

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It gets spicy on the latest episode of the NFL Players: Second Acts podcast when former 9-year NFL vet and social media “don’t-call-me-an-influencer” sensation Anthony “Spice” Adams joins hosts Peanut Tillman and Roman Harper. We learn the ways Spice separates his family and online lives (4:17). He also dishes on why he chose to take part in the Amazon Prime Video series “Life After” (5:33). Spice also shares why creating social co...

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In Episode #2 of the NFL Players Second Acts podcast, NFL Executive Vice President  of Football Operations Troy Vincent joins Peanut and Roman for a candid conversation about his journey from 15-year NFL veteran, to one of the top executives in the league office. Troy expounds on when he knew it was time for him to retire (2:17), and how he planned for his post-football life in high school (8:24). Troy also discusses why, during hi...

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It’s a lively debut episode! Former Pro Bowl offensive lineman Jon Runyan joins co-hosts Peanut Tillman and Roman Harper to discuss his many second acts, including his run as a two-term congressperson in New Jersey (1:30), and what he’s most proud of during his time in Washington, DC (11:37). Jon also revealed why, of all the jobs he could have, he decided to do a stint as an Uber driver (17:01), and a hint…it wasn’t because he nee...

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October 13, 2022 1 min

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At the 2022 NFL Draft in Las Vegas, a panel of Walter Payton Man of the Year winners shared their experiences giving back to their communities with a room full of NFL sponsors. Cris Carter (the host), sits down with Thomas Davis, Troy Vincent, Andrew Whitworth and Nationwide CMO, Ramon Jones. 

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Logan Ryan, sits down with 4x Super Bowl Champion, 1975 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, 5x Pro Bowler, 1980 All-Decade Team member, and fellow CB, Mel Blount. Mel talks about being drafted to the Pittsburgh Steelers and how the team evolved throughout his time there. Logan and Mel bond over their views of the game, how cornerbacks play, and how the game has changed over the years.

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Special Episode: As first heard on 3 Way Pro from the 104-5 The Zone Podcast Network, Kevin Dyson leads a conversation with the NFL's Senior VP of Player Operations, Tracy Perlman. Tracy shares her journey from competitive dancing to her transition into the NFL corporate office. She highlights the willingness to pay your dues, maintaining relationships and how she engages community members in her role with the NFL.

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Peanut Tillman sits down with 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year and Pro Bowler, RGIII. Peanut and RGIII bond over the small hometown they both grew up in and RGIII shares how much of an influence Peanut was on his career. RGIII dives into his broadcasting career and the type of experience he wants to provide to his fans. They give their take on a few rules and plays, including Kenny Pickett's infamous fake slide, and exchange s...

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Peanut Tillman sits down with All Pro and 2014 Walter Payton Man of the Year award recipient, Thomas Davis. Thomas dives into his advice for young athletes as they begin their recruiting processes and recounts his experience as a first round Draft pick. Peanut and Thomas share their unusual college recruiting stories as well as their philanthropic efforts that have helped drive positive changes in their communities. 

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Peanut Tillman is joined by NFL Legend and former White House executive director, Scott Turner. Since hanging up his cleats, Scott spent time in the capital leading the Opportunity Zone and Revitalization project, focusing on building up poverty-stricken communities. Peanut and Scott bond over their experiences working in government and share how they've used their platforms to give back and effect change. 

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Peanut Tillman sits down with 17x All Pro, 14x Pro Bowler, and Hall of Famer, Tony Gonzalez. Tony dives into his acting career to reveal the similarities between acting and playing football - and how acting isn't as easy as it looks. 

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Logan Ryan sits down with his wife, Ashley Ryan, for a special episode honoring Mother’s Day. From college sweethearts to loving spouses, they share how they continue to grow together both personally and professionally. Ashley fills us in on how she maintains independence while raising a family alongside an NFL player, and how she balances their lives with Logan’s demanding career. They get personal about their family, sharing the ...

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Peanut Tillman sits down with Shaquem Griffin to unpack his unique journey to the NFL. They reminisce about their experiences at the NFL Combine and share stories of competing with their brothers. Shaquem, having only one hand, tells us how he dealt with adversity and doubt from coaches, and how he overcame these challenges to land a spot in the NFL. 

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April 20, 2022 32 min

Logan Ryan sits down with Pro Football Hall of Famer, Super Bowl Champion, All Pro, and fellow cornerback, Rod Woodson. Rod shares his old off-season routine, how he consistently maintained high performance, and how he applies those habits to his coaching style. The two CBs also exchange experiences about navigating the League as veteran players on younger rosters. 

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Logan Ryan sits down with NFL Legend and 2005 NFL MVP, Shaun Alexander. Shaun gives us an inside look to how he approached his MVP season, and shares who he believes are the best running backs right now. Beyond the field, Shaun also tells us what it's like to have 12 children (yes, 12) and opens up about his work with Café Momentum - a program to help steer children away from Juvenile Detention and into the work force with guid...

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Aeneas Williams sits down with Super Bowl LIV champ and medical doctor, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. After graduating McGill University Faculty of Medicine in 2018, he became the only active player to bear the letters, "M.D." after his name. LDT describes the parallels between playing football and being a doctor, and shares the challenging decision he made in 2020 to step away from football and serve on the COVID-19 front lines...

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