Episodes

Season 2 Finale — Lessons in Investing, Entrepreneurship and Gratitude: A Look Back at Season 2 of The Game Plan

We’re closing out Season 2 of The Game Plan by looking back on our favorite moments from the past year and pointing out the can’t-miss wisdom from Super Bowl champions, Olympic gold medalists, and an array of talented athlete...

Vernon Davis — New Routes and Creative Streaks: How Former NFL Tight End Unlocked Full Potential Through Acting and Investing

As an athlete, Vernon Davis was a dynamic tight end who could line up anywhere and prove to be a mismatch for all three levels of the opponent’s defense. He spent the majority of his career with the San Francisco 49ers before...

Avery Johnson — How "The Little General" Compounded Success From NBA Player to Coach to Private Equity Investor

As a point guard, Avery Johnson played in the NBA for 16 years. He achieved the pinnacle of success in 1999, winning the NBA title as the floor leader of the San Antonio Spurs. In 2004, Johnson retired from the game and moved...

Will Allen — The Rooney Rule for Venture Capital: How A Former NFL Safety Empowers Diversity in Startups

After winning a national championship and being a consensus first-team All-America selection at Ohio State, Will Allen was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2004 and went on to play in the NFL for 12 years, most notably ...

Hockey Entrepreneurship

Dave Scatchard — From NHL Hockey Player to Life Coach Transforming the Way People Live

As a hockey player, Dave Scatchard played more than 650 games in the NHL, and he is best known for his time with the Vancouver Canucks and New York Islanders. He delivered when it counted most, recording hat tricks in two pos...

Football Entrepreneurship

Dave Anderson — How Former NFL Wideout Turns Data Analytics into "Ballspeak" as CEO of Breakaway Data

Dave Anderson finished his senior season at Colorado State in 2005 with the most receiving yards in the Mountain West Conference and was later drafted by the Houston Texans in the seventh round. He went on to play in the NFL ...

Soccer Olympics Entrepreneurship

Jay DeMerit — Underdog Story of Positivity & Perseverance That Fuel This Former EPL Captain's Content Aspirations

Jay DeMerit was not a household name in American soccer when he first started his professional playing career. As a matter of fact, he was not even drafted or signed by any Major League Soccer clubs following his graduation f...

Football Entrepreneurship

Marques Colston — Super Bowl Champ Shares His "Separation Mindset" and Paving a Path for Retired Athletes

Marques Colston made a living as a wide receiver in the NFL by creating separation and getting behind defenses. During his 10-year career with the New Orleans Saints, he became one of Drew Brees’s favorite targets, racking up...

Entrepreneurship Investing

Rob Dyrdek — Building a Dyrdek Machine That Helps Turn Startup Ideas into Successful Businesses

Rob Dyrdek may be best known as a TV personality for his hit shows Rob & Big, Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness, but prior to his rise on the small screen, Dyrdek was making money as a professional skateboarder. Dyrdek grew ...

Basketball Venture Capital Entrepreneurship

Roger Mason Jr. — How this NBA Veteran–Turned–Entrepreneur Uses Content to Empower Athletes On–and–Off The Court

Roger Mason Jr. has always been ahead of his time. As a professional basketball player, he spent time with seven different NBA franchises, most notably the Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards, San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans ...

Football Entrepreneurship

Ryan Mundy — Opportunity in Mental Wellness and Raising VC to Build a Category-Defining Business

Ryan Mundy was a hard-hitting safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants and Chicago Bears who played in two Super Bowls and hoisted the Lombardi Trophy with the Steelers in 2009. He didn’t always have the best on-fi...

Soccer Olympics Entrepreneurship

Yael Averbuch — How Former USWNT Member Brings The Beautiful Game to the Masses with Techne Futbol

A former National Player of the Year at the University of North Carolina and two-time NCAA Women's College Cup champion, Yael Averbuch went on to have a 16-year professional soccer career, including significant time with the ...

Football Entrepreneurship

Josh Johnson — How NFL Journeyman QB Built The Ultimate Gaming League to Bring People Together

For over 12 seasons, Johnson has continued to make a place for himself on NFL rosters, building relationships throughout the league along the way. A fifth-round pick in the 2008 draft out of San Diego, quarterback Josh Johnso...

Hockey Entrepreneurship

Hilary Knight — How This Olympic Gold Medalist Is Building a Sustainable Future for US Women’s Hockey

Few professional hockey players have experienced sustained success on the ice like Hilary Knight. A native of Palo Alto, California, Knight followed in the footsteps of her future Team USA teammate and past TGP guest, Angela ...

Football Entrepreneurship

Ray Austin — Former NFL Player’s Rise to Co-founder & Commissioner of Fan Controlled Football

With the confetti from Super Bowl LV having fallen in Tampa, a new professional football league awaits. This Saturday, the Fan Controlled Football League will launch its inaugural season on Twitch at 8 p.m. ET. At the helm of...

Football Investing

Isaiah Kacyvenski — The Power of Will: How an NFL Veteran Raised $55M for Will Ventures Against All Odds

Isaiah Kacyvenski is one of the most decorated Ivy League football players of all time. While at Harvard, he won Ivy League Rookie of the Year and then followed that up with All-Ivy League first-team honors over his final thr...

Olympics Investing

Apolo Ohno — How America’s Greatest Winter Olympian Perfects His Toolkit and Finds Ways to Win Every Day

Apolo Anton Ohno is the most decorated winter Olympian in U.S. history. Appearing in three Olympics from 2002-2010, he medaled eight times across four events, including golds in the 1500m and 500m speed skating events. In 200...

Entrepreneurship Hockey

Chris Pronger — How Hockey Legend & 2x Gold Medalist Curates Hall of Fame Luxury Travel Experiences

A legendary defenseman who was inducted into the hockey hall of fame in 2015, Chris Pronger is recognized as one of the 100 greatest players in NHL history. In 2000, Pronger was the first defenseman since Bobby Orr to win the...

Football Entrepreneurship

Jon McGraw — Unlocking the Performance Mindset to Make Even Mundane Jobs More Enjoyable with Vision Pursue

A walk-on at Kansas State who was taken in the second round of the 2002 NFL draft by the New York Jets, Jon McGraw went on to play 10 pro seasons in the NFL, making stops with the Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs along th...

Football Investing

Jason Campbell — How Former Quarterback Found Himself Again After NFL Retirement

When Jason Campbell walked away from football in 2015, it was not for a lack of interest from NFL teams . Instead, Campbell had fallen out of love with the game and was struggling with the idea of being relegated to backup ro...

Entrepreneurship Football

Femi Ayanbadejo — Leveraging NASA Technology to Personalize Your Fitness and Maximize Performance via HealthReel

To tell Femi Ayanbadejo that he can’t do something is to place a bet on his success. Known for his smash-mouth, do-anything approach to playing running back in the NFL for 11 seasons, Ayanbadejo has carried his tenacity off t...

Entrepreneurship Football Baseball

Rocky & Luke Collis — Athlete Brothers Team Up Off the Field to Bring Elite Training to the Masses

As outside general counsel to the USWNT players’ association, Rocky, the older Collis brother, has led the way in counseling the players in a highly publicized legal battle with U.S. Soccer around equal pay and better playing...

Football Investing

Lonie Paxton — How a 3x Super Bowl Champion Built Business Relationships That Define His Post-NFL Career

Three Super Bowl Rings, Two Careers, One Approach to Doing Business: How Lonie Paxton Embodies The Patriot Way In New England, all the Super Bowl trophies, the Hall of Fame players and the stern look on Bill Belichick’s face...

Basketball

Tina Charles — WNBA Superstar Gives A Voice for the Voiceless & Leads a Life That Goes Straight to the Heart

Hearing Tina Charles recount the emotions she felt when meeting a man whose life had been saved by one of the 425-plus portable AED devices that her foundation has purchased and installed to date, it's easy to forget that she...