24 year-old is spending the Spring working in a local Jimmy John’s to save money and stay out of trouble.After the bizarre Twitter war between Richard Sherman and Darrelle Revis, it is already clear that players are just trying to get through the mundane months of Spring, before they return to training in April.
That is apart from running back Terrance Ganaway, who is spending these next few months doing things slightly differently.
In a report by St. Louis today, the second year back is working part-time at a local sandwich fast food shop, and appears to be enjoying his new job.
“I’m on the line that makes the sandwiches,” Ganaway said.
“I bake bread. Take the cashier spot. I had to sweep the other day. Clean the tables. I mean, all types of stuff. Slice the meat. Wrap the meat.”
It is a serious job that Ganaway is doing here, and it is a nice reminder that despite that all the money NFL players earn (he earned the league minimum $390,000 last season), some can still stay grounded enough to stay out of trouble.
What makes this an even better story is that he doesn’t know how much he is being paid.
“I’m probably guessing minimum wage — $7.25 to $7.50 (an hour),” he added
When this part of the season comes round, it is becoming more common for players to get in trouble with the law, and it is these kind of stories that make fans realise that there are still some players in the league that realise how lucky they are to be there, and still understand there is more to life than just the gridiron.
While the third-string back may be hoping for more carries next season, his main priority right now is making sure he can get every order made correctly and quickly.