We all remember Pro Bowl Offensive Guard Mark Schlereth, who played twelve seasons, and won three Super Bowls. What not everyone is aware of is that he had 29 surgeries during his football career. That didn't stop him from playing at 100%, and becoming a star. He is now a very successful an analyst for ESPN.
This week, he'll be on Fox's new show: Althete 360. The show shows both sides of being a professional athlete, the glory - and the pain. Schlereth had a lot of pain while playing, but that didn't slow him down. "The average play lasts 7 seconds, for those seven seconds I can hang my pain on a hook, and I'm gonna go out here for 7 seconds and try and tare you up," Schereth told Mark Adickes, who is the host of Athlete 360. Adickes played for both the Redskins and Chiefs, and is now an orthopedic surgeon.
The show will be on most Fox stations this Monday; you can view the full schedule here. The great people over at '360 gave me a chance to preview the show, I'd recommend you be sure to catch it. Schlereth is a class act, the show was very insightful, and I learned a lot about him I never knew before. Be sure to catch it on your TV this week!