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, 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…
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