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.
Two years after his retirement from the game, John Bramlett was touched by God and turned his life around. Now, several decades later, he heads a successful ministry in the South. Irv Moss of The Denver Post, caught up with Bramlett earlier this year.