Once an All-Pro Cornerback for the Chicago Bears, Jerry Azumah was forced to put his football career to a halt following injuries to his hip and neck pain. Azumah entered the league in 1999 when he was selected as the 14th pick of the fifth round by the Chicago Bears. He dominated Division 1-AA with the University of New Hampshire, and won the Walter Payton award for best offensive player. In 2003, Azumah led the league in kickoff return yardage, and took two back to the endzone. In 2004, Azumah was selected to the Pro Bowl as a kick returner. Then came March 23, 2006, the day that Azumah retired.
I was lucky enough to catch up with the former All-Pro Corner, and ask him a few questions.
Q: How would you describe the experience of playing in the NFL?
A: Playing against world class athletes is Incredible.
Q: What was your greatest achievement in the NFL?
A: There’s a few but being named All-Pro  stands out.
Q: What was your locker room like during gamedays?
A: Relaxed but you could feel the intensity.
Q: What was your feelings after you announced your retirement?
A: Sad at ending a dream but excited to start a new one.
Q: And by new career you mean..?
A: Success in business and philanthropy!
Q: Thanks for the Q&A! It was great talking to you, best of luck with your future!
A: Thank You!
We thank Azumah for taking the time to answer some of our questions, and we wish him the best of luck for his life after football.
Current: Coming Soon!