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John “Bull” Bramlett

I always find it interesting to learn what former football players have done with their post-football lives.  I’ve read amazing stories, humbling stories, and unfortunately, a number of sad stories as well.

Former linebacker, John “Bull” Bramlett is a good story.  Bramlett was something of a journeyman linebacker in the 1960s and early 1970s.  He had a penchant for rough play, fighting, and hard drinking, and reading his autobiography, Taming the Bull, one would expect Bramlett to have been one of the sad post-football stories.  A life shortened by drinking and fighting would not have been a surprise for the small-statured linebacker. read more