Thomas Q. Jones Talks Acting, His Tech Business, and the NFL

Previous Article
Next Article

Thomas Q. Jones Talks Acting, His Tech Business, and the NFL

You may recognize Ex-NFL player Thomas Q. Jones from his role on Being Mary Jane and his most recent role in the movie Straight out of Compton.  Jones was cast last year in the BET series, “Being Mary Jane.”  Since then, his fan base exploded beyond football.  He credits his U.Va. education for preparing him well for life after football.  [Scroll down for video]

Thomas Q Jones UVA

Thomas, who played 12 years in the NFL and is now CEO of a technology company, spoke with Black Enterprise about his successful transition from the NFL to Entrepreneurship.

Below are excerpts from the article:

Transition from the NFL to Business

“I think because I never really identified as just an athlete. That helped me psychologically when I transitioned and retired. Because when you’re just an athlete, all you know is that sport and what comes with it. I was always a creative person. I was always interested in things outside of football and sports. For me, [the NFL] was a job. Once I was drafted, I learned early in my career that the NFL is not a sport; it’s not a game. It’s a job. You’re an employee for whatever team you play for, so you have to handle it accordingly.”

Inspiration for Starting His Business

“I met up with a couple of people in 2012 who introduced me to a website, and through that website I started to get really interested in technology and how it worked. And through that I created my own technology company and my own social networking app called Castar. And from there the ideas just continued to build.”    Read the entire article… 

READ  Rosie Perez is leaving ABC's “The View” to Pursue Love for Acting Full-Time

Thomas Q. Jones sits down with V-103. Watch video below:

Watch video below.

For more information on Thomas, visit his website or follow him on TwitterInstagram or Facebook.

Please follow and like us:
Previous Article
Next Article



About the Author

Choco Staff
Follow us for content that entertains, informs, and inspires.

Be the first to comment on "Thomas Q. Jones Talks Acting, His Tech Business, and the NFL"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


Please spread the word

Read more:
Iskra Lawrence: Model Who Made Her Own Path After Being Rejected Spreads Empowering Message

In February, 25-year-old British model, Iskra Lawrence was introduced as Aerie’s new spokes model and since then she has been taking...